Top Ramaswamy Aide Jumps Ship, Joins Trump

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( – One of GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy’s top campaign aides has decided to leave his campaign and instead join former President Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign team.

In their report, the Messenger noted that Brian Swensen, the national political director for Ramaswamy, will be leaving the Ramaswamy campaign team and will instead start working with Susie Wiles, the senior advisor of the Trump campaign.

Tricia McLaughlin, a senior advisor for Ramaswamy’s campaign, told The Hill that Swensen had been based in New Hampshire but that Mike Biundo had recently joined the team as a national senior adviser, which meant that Biundo absorbed Swensen’s role. She added that this departure was unsurprising to those in the campaign and argued that this was a positive move for everyone.

In their report, the Messenger pointed out that Swensen had previously worked with Wiles in the 2010 Florida gubernatorial campaign of Sen. Rick Scott. This departure comes at a time when Ramaswamy continues to be behind several other candidates in the 2024 presidential race, including former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Trump continues to be the frontrunner in the 2024 primary race.

Ramaswamy, who launched his presidential campaign in February, has become more popular in the Republican party. However, while his campaign initially generated a lot of enthusiasm, he failed to sustain that momentum following the presidential primary debates.

In the national polling average by FiveThirtyEight, Ramaswamy has the support of around 5 percent of Republicans, while Trump is leading the primary race with close to 60 percent.

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