Advocate: Schroder reveals key players on campaign team for state treasurer’s race

From The Advocate

The battle to become Louisiana’s next state treasurer is starting to take shape, as veteran political operatives begin to line up on teams.
State Rep. John Schroder, a Covington Republican who is the first elected official to throw his hat into the treasurer’s race, on Monday revealed key players on his campaign. He’s assembled a team with representatives from a broad spectrum of previous Republican campaigns, with links to U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and John N. Kennedy, former Gov. Bobby Jindal and former U.S. Sen. David Vitter, among others.

Jay Vicknair will serve as Schroder’s campaign manager. Vicknair previously led Jay Dardenne’s successful campaign for lieutenant governor in 2010 and Dardenne’s unsuccessful bid for governor in 2015. Vicknair went on to work on David Vitter’s gubernatorial campaign during the runoff race against Democrat John Bel Edwards.

Alle Bautsch, who led fundraising efforts for Jindal’s gubernatorial and presidential campaigns as well as many other campaigns throughout the state, has been tapped to serve as Schroder’s chief fundraiser.

Lionel Rainey, who recently worked on Kennedy’s successful campaign for U.S. Senate, is Schroder’s senior strategist.And Republican pollster John Diez of Magellan Strategies BR, who advised U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy’s campaign against Democrat Mary Landrieu, will be in charge of Schroder’s polling, research, and policy.

“I’m very proud of the strong, talented campaign team overseeing my 2017 treasurer campaign,” Schroder said in a news release announcing the slate. “I look forward to working with them as we share my conservative record of fiscal responsibility.”

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