A staff change is under way at the top of Republican Mike McFadden’s campaign for the U.S. Senate. Campaign manager Brad Herold is leaving that position.
Tom Erickson, the McFadden campaign communications director, confirmed the Herold departure in a statement.
“Our plan has always been to retool the campaign after becoming our party’s nominee. Under Brad’s management, our campaign was able to win the convention endorsement and effectively win the GOP nomination for Senate,” Erickson said. “Brad will still be involved in his new position as a senior adviser to the campaign. We look forward to making an announcement about our new campaign manager in the coming days.”
One name that’s surfaced as Herold’s replacement is Bob Schroeder, former chief of staff for Gov. Tim Pawlenty and deputy chief of staff for Gov. Arne Carlson.
Schroeder has worked closely with the campaign in a volunteer capacity and was active on the floor of the state Republican convention in May, helping McFadden secure the GOP endorsement.
The campaign change coincides with new, expanded duties for Conor McFadden, the candidate’s son. As recently as yesterday, the younger McFadden, who graduated this spring from Stanford, described his campaign position on LinkedIn as “policy director, surrogate candidate,” although that description was taken down today.