Moran changes campaign managers

Jerry Moran’s campaign for the U.S. Senate today confirmed that Aaron Trost is out as campaign manager.

The new captain is Paul Moore, a veteran of John Ashcroft’s Justice Department, a Kansas City native and an Overland Park resident.

Also out is campaign spokesman Dan Lara, who is leaving for family reasons. A new spokesperson has not been named.

A campaign official denied any major staff shakeup. Trost simply decided he wanted to do something different, and had Moran’s support until the end, the official said.

Trost “left us in great shape,” added the official. Moran leads in the polls and has outraised his GOP rival for the nomination, fellow Congressman Todd Tiahrt.

Trost has been unavailable for comment in recent days.

Other staff members the Moran campaign announced today: Elizabeth Patton, coalitions and outreach director;Karl Hansen, deputy campaign manager;Matt Manda, political director; Katie McBreen, finance director.