Bush picks campaign manager
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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is naming Danny Diaz as campaign manager for his anticipated White House bid, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Diaz, 39, has worked for the past three GOP presidential nominees, most recently serving as senior adviser to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign. He is the founding partner at FP1 Strategies LLC, a public affairs and media group in Washington, D.C., focused on strategic planning and advertising for political campaigns. 

Diaz's selection was a surprise; many expected David Kochel, an Iowa GOP operative who moved to Miami, to fill the role. According to reports, Kochel will be the campaign's chief strategist, focused on early-voting states.

“David can best position us for success by playing a key leadership role focusing on how Jeb wins primaries, caucuses, and ultimately the general election,” Sally Bradshaw, who will be senior adviser to the campaign according to the report, told the Journal.

“Danny’s skills in rapidly moving content and campaign organization makes him perfectly suited for running the day-to-day operations," she added. 

Diaz's official bio says he recently served as a general consultant for Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's (R) successful general election campaign last year, as well as a senior adviser to New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R), a potential vice presidential pick. 

Other positions for Bush's anticipated campaign were also announced Monday, according to the Tampa Bay Times

Mike Murphy, chief strategist for Bush's gubernatorial campaigns, will lead the Right to Rise super-PAC, Jon Downs will run the Bush campaign's media, Brenda Gianiny will lead the polling team and Alex Lundry will lead data analytics. 

Bush has not yet formally announced his White House bid, but is expected to do so during a June 15 event in Miami.