Alan Cobb, a long-time Kansas political insider who until recently was a senior adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign, will take on the role of director of coalitions for the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.
In that capacity, Cobb will be “organizing and managing the numerous coalition groups that currently support, and will support, Mr. Trump for president,” the Trump campaign announced Tuesday.
Cobb is a former aide to a trio of top Kansas Republicans: Sen. Bob Dole, Sen. Pat Roberts and Rep. Mike Pompeo. He is a former Kansas state director of Americans for Prosperity and lobbyist for Koch Industries and was involved in the Coalition for a Better Wichita’s successful campaign against the 1-cent citywide sales tax a couple of years ago.
Cobb’s appointment was among a trio of new hires that Trump’s campaign announced as it gears up for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next month and the fall campaign against Hillary Clinton. The campaign has been criticized recently for its lack of infrastructure.
Said Trump in a statement:
“As we continue to work to defeat Hillary Clinton this November, I am constantly building a superior political team. After winning the most votes in the history of a Republican primary contest, we are taking our messages to the people so that we can make American great again.”