- Jul 11, 2003
http://www.dailywire.com/news/10124/trumps-national-political-director-leaves-campaign-hank-berrien#Jim Murphy, Donald Trump’s national political director, who joined the campaign in June, has announced he will no longer work with Trump’s campaign.
Murphy told Politico, "I have not resigned but for personal reasons have had to take a step back from the campaign.” Murphy was enjoined to organize field programs in battleground states.
Murphy worked with Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, as far back as Bob Dole’s 1996 presidential campaign. He worked as a senior adviser on Dole’s 1988 and 1996 presidential campaigns, and managed floor operations at three Republican conventions.
Murphy replaced Rick Wiley on the Trump campaign after Wiley abruptly left in May. Rumors were floated Wiley had clashed with Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. After Manafort left the campaign, there were rumors in late August that Murphy wanted out.
Murphy ran the RNC's Independent Expenditure campaign for the 2012 presidential cycle.