Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Ken McKay is stepping down from his post at the embattled committee, and Mike Leavitt, a longtime GOP operative and top aide to RNC Chairman Michael Steele, is set to succeed him.
An RNC spokesman did not immediately respond to comment, but several news sources have reported McKay’s resignation and a top Republican confirmed the move. The RNC has been under intense scrutiny since it was reported that the committee spent $2,000 at a risqué nightclub after a young donors event.
Before going to the RNC, McKay served as a top aide to Rhode Island Gov. Don Carcieri (R).
McKay isn’t the only one who left the RNC on Monday. One of the committee’s top fundraisers, former Ambassador Sam Fox, confirmed he was also leaving his unpaid position with the RNC.