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Rand Paul aide joins Trump campaign, RNC fundraising group

Rand Paul aide joins Trump campaign, RNC fundraising group
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Sergio Gor, a longtime communications aide and deputy chief of staff to Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulOvernight Health Care: Biden announces 1M have enrolled in special ObamaCare sign-up period | Rand Paul clashes with Fauci over coronavirus origins | Biden vows to get 'more aggressive' on lifestyle benefits of vaccines Rand Paul clashes with Fauci over coronavirus origins Tim Scott sparks buzz in crowded field of White House hopefuls MORE (R-Ky.), is joining a finance arm for President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote READ: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' MORE's reelection campaign and the national Republican Party.

Gor, who has worked for Paul since 2013, will serve as chief of staff for the Trump Victory Finance Committee, a joint fundraising committee for Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee.

The GOP aide announced the move on Twitter:

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“After almost 8 years on my staff, Sergio has joined President Trump’s campaign. I wish him all the best and look forward to working with him to re-elect President Trump and in the future,” Paul said in a statement to The Hill.

The new hire comes as Republicans seek to scale up their efforts heading into the final five months of campaigning before the November election.

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' US officials testify on domestic terrorism in wake of Capitol attack MORE recently clinched the Democratic nomination, formally kicking off a general election race with Trump as major polls show Biden leading the president in several battleground states.

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On Wednesday, the Trump campaign sent a cease-and-desist letter to CNN president Jeff Zucker demanding that the network retract its recent poll showing Trump trailing Biden by 14 points. The network rejected the demand.

The Trump campaign has amassed a massive bank account that surpasses Biden’s. As of the filing period ending in late April, the Trump campaign had raised $262.5 million overall compared with Biden's $178 million.

Updated: 5:59 p.m.