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Wisconsin Gov. Walker hires senior adviser in New Hampshire

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has expanded his political team to New Hampshire, hiring a senior adviser to lead his efforts there as he moves closer to a likely 2016 presidential run.

Walker's political operation Our American Revival confirmed Wednesday that Andy Leach has been hired as senior adviser in New Hampshire and Michael Bir will handle day-to-day operations.

Leach is a former two-time New Hampshire Republican Party executive director. Bir was political director of the Michigan Republican Party through 2014 and also led programs for the Republican National Committee in Ohio in 2010 and 2012.

Walker has already hired staff in Iowa as he seriously eyes a run for the White House. He created the tax-exempt Our American Revival last month to raise and spend money.

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