WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump plans to name political strategist Brad Parscale as manager of his 2020 presidential re-election campaign, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
The decision comes as Trump looks to get an early start on planning his 2020 re-election bid, eight months before November congressional elections that will determine whether his Republican Party will hold on to control of the U.S. Congress.
Trump, 71, had already signaled plans to run for re-election, filing a letter of intent with the Federal Election Commission on Jan. 20, 2017, the day he took office. He frequently relives his improbable 2016 victory in speeches and interviews.
Parscale, based in San Antonio, Texas, was the Trump campaign’s digital director in 2016.
(Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by Bernadette Baum)