Lou Barletta’s campaign for the U.S. Senate is getting some new faces.
On Monday, Politico reported the three new roles to be taken on by Vincent Galko, Matt Beynon, and Jon Anzur.
Galko, former Executive Director of the PAGOP who directed Barletta’s upset victory in 2010 over Rep. Paul Kanjorski, was named as general consultant to the campaign. He worked for Rep. Ryan Costello for several cycles. Beynon is with BrabenderCox and will direct communications. He previously served as comms director for Sen. Rick Santorum’s 2016 and 2012 presidential campaigns and Paul Mango’s bid for Governor. Anzur will move over from the official side to serve as Campaign Manager. He ran Barletta’s 2016 congressional bid. Cody Jones is transitioning from Campaign Manager to Senior Advisor.
The Politico report cited a source close to the campaign who said the move was made “after two months of sluggish fundraising and rumors of disorganization.” It also said more changes could be on the horizon. The report was published Monday morning, the first business day following the publication of Q2 fundraising reports.
Beynon dismissed the negative suggestion and characterized the changes as par for the course for a growing campaign.
“Last week’s report by POLITICO was another sign of positive momentum and expansion for the Barletta Campaign,” said Beynon. “I’ve been an advisor to Congressman Barletta’s campaign since he announced his run for the Senate and, as the race has heated up, I am simply taking a more active role with the campaign.”
“The addition of Vince Galko as General Consultant brings a wealth of knowledge and decades of successful political experience to the campaign,” he added. “We are all excited about the Congressman’s progress and look forward to defeating Bob Casey this November.”
Barletta’s campaign raised $1.28M from late April until the end of June, slightly higher than the previous quarter’s total of $1.26M. His campaign reported $1.56M cash on hand by the end of June.