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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 PaulThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden takes office, calls for end to 'uncivil war' Senate confirms Biden's intel chief, giving him first Cabinet official McConnell faces conservative backlash over Trump criticism MORE (R-Ky.), is joining a finance arm for President TrumpDonald TrumpIran's leader vows 'revenge,' posting an image resembling Trump Former Sanders spokesperson: Biden 'backing away' from 'populist offerings' Justice Dept. to probe sudden departure of US attorney in Atlanta after Trump criticism 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 BidenRev. Barber says best way to undercut extremism is with honesty Biden requires international travelers to quarantine upon arrival to US Overnight Defense: House approves waiver for Biden's Pentagon nominee | Biden to seek five-year extension of key arms control pact with Russia | Two more US service members killed by COVID-19 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.