Shaun Kenney new RPV Executive Director

The speculation that our own Shaun Kenney is heading off to become the new executive director of the Republican Party of Virginia is true.

He takes over the day-to-day operations at the Obenshain Center today.

As I have told Shaun, I do not envy him the task ahead. Republicans now find themselves on the ropes in statewide races, the party is riven with internal conflict over which wing gets to call the shots and the fundraising environment is tough.

In short, it’s the sort of situation that cries out for an Irishman’s touch — particularly one with Shaun’s wide experience as a campaigner, an elected official and even a pundit.

All of us wish Shaun the best with his new responsibilities. And yes, he will still have his perch here at Bearing Drift.

You can catch our extended and exclusive interview with the new E.D. this weekend on “The Score” radio show.