Rand Paul aide and state communications director Dan Bayens to create ads, work with Liberty PAC

05/08/2015 03:13 PM

After several years working alongside U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in Kentucky, Dan Bayens will return to making ads benefiting Republican candidates — including Paul.

The New York Times first reported the story as Paul’s super PAC takes shape under John Tate and Jesse Benton.

Bayens will leave Paul’s official office May 15, and then he will begin independently coordinating with Republican groups including Paul’s Liberty PAC, which will be active in the presidential race and Paul’s re-election campaign in Kentucky.

“I am excited to begin this new endeavor and work in support of Republican candidates and causes, including Sen. Paul,” Bayens said in a statement.

Before joining Paul’s team officially in 2010 Bayens was working with the Strategy Group for Media, which was the political consulting and ad firm that worked for Paul’s campaign in 2010, producing TV spots for Paul with the company.

In a statement, Jesse Benton said Bayens will be able to deliver insight into Paul’s messaging as the PAC strikes an independent message from Paul’s official campaign and office.

“Dan is a first rate talent, a consummate professional, and has an intricate understanding of Rand’s message,” Benton said in a text message. “I have no doubt Dan will produce best-in-the business creative work for ALPAC and any other client lucky enough to hire him.”

Bayens will also be working independently with other like-minded clients, something he has done often in his career.

In 2012, Bayens produced TV ads for U.S. Rep. Andy Barr in his 2012 election over then-incumbent U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler and for the state House Republican caucus.

About Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics, the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like the connection between the high profile Steubenville, Ohio rape and a Kentucky hacker whose push for further investigation could put him in federal prison. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickStorm_cn2. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@twcnews.com.

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