Kansas political operative C.J. Grover is leaving the Kansas Republican Party after serving as its communication director since last summer.
Grover joined the party after running the Plains PAC, which spent more than $3 million to help Congressman Roger Marshall win the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate.
It was unknown where Grover was going although there was some unconfirmed speculation he might work for Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s gubernatorial campaign. Grover could not be reached for comment.
“While I am not yet ready to share my future plans at this time, I do plan to continue helping Kansas Republicans get elected to office in 2022,” Grover said in a statement released by the party.
Grover worked as a spokesman for Schmidt after running Yoder’s unsuccessful reelection campaign for Congress in 2018.
Grover, a 2012 graduate of the University of Kansas Law School, had worked for Yoder in a number of roles from 2012 through 2018.
He had worked as a field coordinator for Yoder’s 2012 congressional campaign and later as his press secretary and communications director.
He also worked as a deputy military legislative assistant for U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts from 2012 to 2014.
Shannon Golden, the party’s executive director, will handle media inquiries for now.