Republican campaign committee fills key jobs

The National Republican Congressional Committee has promoted several staffers to top positions.

NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (Texas) announced Tuesday that Mike Shields, who directed the committee's Independent Expenditure arm in 2010, will become the new political director. He also worked as research director for the committee in the 2004 cycle.

Paul Lindsay will take over Ken Spain's role as communications director. Spain recently went into private practice.

Meanwhile, Jenny Sheffield Drucker was promoted to finance director.

Sessions said his staff's "institutional knowledge" will be helpful next cycle. "Mike, Jenny and Paul worked tremendously hard to build a Republican majority, and their expertise will help to ensure that we earn continued success in 2012," Sessions said in a statement. 

The NRCC helped the GOP win 63 seats and control of the House last cycle.