Rob Johnson, a former consultant to Rick Perry, is joining the Carly Fiorina campaign as a senior advisor.
“I think Carly has a blueprint to take back our country and address serious challenges facing our nation. She’s a credible outsider with the experience to be president,” Johnson tells National Review, calling her “exciting” and “tough as nails.”
Johnson was a senior consultant for Perry’s presidential campaign until the former Texas governor dropped out earlier this year. In 2012, he was national campaign manager for Newt Gingrich before leaving to join Perry’s first presidential bid. He also worked on Perry’s 2010 gubernatorial-primary campaign against then-Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.