Millsaps promoted to Gingrich campaign’s chief of staff.
3:53 pm, February 9th, 2012
Patrick Millsaps has become the chief of staff for Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign, after starting out as the campaign’s deputy general counsel in Iowa in December. Millsaps is a partner with Georgia firm Hall Booth Smith & Slover and former chairman of the Georgia Ethics Commission.
Millsaps planned to stay on the campaign trail only through the South Carolina primary—until Gingrich made him chief of staff last week, according to an announcement from Hall Booth. “It’s great having a Georgia native help out on the campaign trail—he reminds me of home, and the good people of Georgia,” said Gingrich in the statement.
“We are thrilled to have Patrick join our team. He brings to the team an ability to think critically in tough situations and provides insight and advice on how to best move forward strategically,” Gingrich said.