Oh Captain, My Captain…
Earlier this week we broke the news that a number of high level staffers were leaving the SCGOP. The Shot has now confirmed, through numerous sources, that Hogan Gidley will be taking the reins as Executive Director of the South Carolina Republican Party.
Gidley most recently served as Communications Director for Karen Floyd for Superintendent of Education. The Floyd Campaign, who was heavily favored going into the November elections, suffered a defeat in what was the closest election in state history. Gildley also served as former Governor Beasley’s spokesperson in his attempt to win the Republican primary for US Senate. Beasley lost to then Congressman, Jim DeMint.
Hogan has long been known as an ally of Govenor Mike Huckabee, who has previously been sighted on the long list of Presidential hopefuls, but who has yet to begin raising money or building a foundation for such a bid.
With the ’08 elections in full swing, and a host of internal issues to be resolved in the near future, Hogan will sure have his hands full navigating the choppy waters.