Multiple outlets are reporting that Evan McMullin, the chief policy director for the House Republican conference, is about to enter the 2016 presidential race.
Multiple sources tell me the candidate is Evan McMullin. Wharton grad, CIA alum, Goldman Sachs, Republican Policy Director, US House
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) August 8, 2016
On Monday’s broadcast of “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough and Mark Halperin noted that he’s never run for elected office, but he’s a “better communicator than David French.”
“They say there’s going to be an announcement later today,” added Halperin, “but one of my sources suggests he may not be fully committed to making a run.”
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) August 8, 2016
Before joining the House Conference, McMullin spent two years as a senior advisor on the House Foreign Policy Committee.
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) August 8, 2016
He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in 2011 and spent 11 years as an “operations officer” in the CIA and two as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs prior to moving to Capitol Hill.
“People close to the effort suggested McMullin would have the backing of serious Republican donors and fundraisers,” BuzzFeed’s McKay Coppins reports.
McMullin did not respond to The Daily Caller’s initial inquiry.