NRSC hires Mike DuHaime to lead IE arm

Strategist Mike DuHaime has been hired by the National Republican Senatorial Committee to direct it’s independent expenditures arm during the 2010 cycle.

"Mike DuHaime has an enormous amount of campaign experience and political expertise, and he will serve as an invaluable resource directing this important component of the NRSC's operation during the 2010 midterms," Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) said in a statement.

DuHaime recently had success as the chief architect of New Jersey Gov Chris Christie's (R) 2009 defeat of Jon Corzine. He's also held positions with the Republican National Committee and President Bush's 2004 reelection campaign, among others.

The New Jersey native has also had his share of failures. He was Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign manager in 2008, when the former New York City mayor focused his resources on winning Florida's GOP primary. The strategy failed and Giuliani subsequently quit the race.