Jeff Randle sure can pick a toughie. With the Republican presidential primary race all but locked up for Mitt Romney, it was announced today that the Sacramento-based GOP strategist will be a senior adviser to Romney's California campaign.
"Jeff Randle is one of California's most respected and accomplished political leaders, and his expertise is critical as we work to highlight Mitt Romney's vision for the Golden State," Romney political director Rich Beeson said in a prepared statement.
The California primary is less than seven weeks away. Romney led the field of Republicans here even when the race was competitive.
The general election is another story. California is so heavily Democratic that no Republican candidate is expected to campaign seriously here against President Barack Obama.
"I am honored to be part of what is an incredibly organized, focused and determined campaign team," Randle, who previously volunteered for Romney, said in the statement. "The team reflects Mitt Romney's leadership and mirrors his focus on building a winning organization that is primed to win the general election."