Kevin McLaughlin tapped to serve as NRSC executive director for 2020

Incoming National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Chairman Todd YoungTodd Christopher YoungOvernight Defense: Senate breaks with Trump on Yemen war | Shanahan hit with ethics complaint over Boeing ties | Pentagon rolls out order to implement transgender ban | Dem chair throws cold water on Space Force budget Senate breaks with Trump on Saudi-led war in Yemen GOP senators introduce bill to rein in president's emergency powers MORE (R-Ind.) announced Friday that GOP strategist Kevin McLaughlin would serve as the committee's executive director for the 2020 campaign cycle. 

“Kevin McLaughlin has a winning record at the NRSC and I can think of no one better suited to protect our Majority in the 2020 cycle. As a senior advisor for the NRSC in the 2014 cycle, Kevin spearheaded strategies that won Republicans the Senate Majority; in 2016, he played a leadership role on the team that successfully defended it,” Young said in a press release. 


McLaughlin will take a center stage role in defending Republican’s 53-47 Senate majority in 2020 as 22 GOP senators are up for reelection, compared to just 12 Democratic senators. He will guide efforts to defend particularly competitive seats in Maine, Arizona and North Carolina. 

Prior to his first stint with the NRSC, McLaughlin worked with GOP Sens. John CornynJohn CornynGOP rep to introduce constitutional amendment to limit Supreme Court seats to 9 Court-packing becomes new litmus test on left Cornyn shrugs off Trump criticism of 'SNL' MORE (Texas) and John McCainJohn Sidney McCainThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump steps up attacks on McCain Trump: 'I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be' Santorum: Trump should 'send emails to a therapist' instead of tweeting MORE (Ariz.) and the Republican National Committee. 

“After previously serving the NRSC in 2014 and 2016 — when Senate Republicans regained and retained the Majority — it is a privilege to return for the 2020 cycle as Executive Director,” McLaughlin said in the press release. “Priority number one will be building a team that will work as tirelessly as Chairman-elect Todd Young, as well as his colleagues in the Senate Republican Conference.” 

Young also announced that Anna Rogers Duncan and Brittney Godoy would lead a new NRSC finance team.

“Anna Rogers Duncan and Brittney Godoy have a combined 20 plus years of fundraising experience and know how to take our fundraising goals to the next level. I know that with their experience and knowledge, our fundraising operation will be leaps and bounds ahead of Democrats in a cycle where raising money will be more competitive than ever,” Young said. 

Duncan was previously the national finance director for Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSenate Dems petition Saudi king to release dissidents, US citizen Dem senator wants Trump to extend immigration protections to Venezuelans Juan Williams: Don't rule out impeaching Trump MORE’s (R-Fla.) presidential campaign and led his re-election effort. She also served as finance director for American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS.

Godoy was the deputy finance director for the NRSC in the 2014 election cycle and was previously the finance director for Senate Leadership Fund, One Nation and American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS.