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Ron Paul and Jesse Benton

With the death of his 2008 campaign chief, Kent Snyder, shortly after the last presidential election, Ron Paul boosted onetime press aide Jesse Benton — Paul’s son Sen. Rand Paul’s 2010 campaign chief — to national chairman for the current run. Benton, a Philadelphia native and conservative stalwart, has served as press officer to organizations such as Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, the American Conservative Union, and the Liberty Coalition.

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