Why I joined Mitch McConnell’s team

He has also fought the Obama tax-and-spend agenda every step of the way and is leading the fight to repeal Obamacare. If we are able to repeal the president’s repressive healthcare scheme, it will be in large part due to the leadership of Mitch McConnell.

He has stood in the fire for conservatism while the liberal media attacked and has never asked for a pat on the back. He won’t apologize for saying he wants President Obama to be a one-term president and he’s simply unrepentant about his advocacy for the people of Kentucky. I have come to see that unlike most politicians in Washington, there is no stage production with Mitch McConnell — he is who he says he is.

It may not appear like an obvious fit for the chairman of Ron Paul’s presidential campaign to find his next calling with Mitch McConnell, but it makes perfect sense to me.

I believe in Sen. McConnell. He has the unique ability to stand on principle yet keep dialogue open and hold the line yet find common ground with willing partners. We need his mature, serious leadership and steady hand in Washington during these trying times.

During the next two years, I will have the privilege of serving as Sen. McConnell’s campaign manager. It is a tremendous opportunity and one that I do not take lightly. This will be much more than just another race for me. I am truly honored to be able to help re-elect a man who can bring Americans together to solve the serious problems we face.

Jesse Benton was Sen. Rand Paul’s campaign manager and the chairman of Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign.