Top Cantor Aide Suddenly Resigns, Joins Super PAC

Posted March 3, 2012 at 11:09am

Updated: 12:30 PM

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s Deputy Chief of Staff Brad Dayspring may have abruptly stepped down Friday evening, but the often combative operative won’t be going far.

John Murray, President of YG Action Fund — Cantor’s affiliated Super PAC — announced Saturday that Dayspring would be joining the organization.

“It is with great enthusiasm that we’re adding Brad Dayspring as a senior advisor to our team. When Young Guns was formed it was designed to help leaders like Eric Cantor and Kevin McCart[h]y chart a new course for the center-right movement and the House majority. Brad’s years of work both on Capitol Hill and in the campaign world are a perfect blend to help take us to the next level,” Murray said.

Dayspring, often known for his combative approach to the media, had been promoted to his current position a few weeks ago, and his departure caught House GOP staff off guard. Previously, Dayspring had served as Cantor’s communications director.

In a statement, Cantor Chief of Staff Steve Stombres said Dayspring had quit in order “to pursue other opportunities.” He continued: “Brad will be missed and we wish Brad all the best luck in his future endeavors.”