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Amelia Chassé Alcivar, the communications director for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, is leaving the administration to join the senior staff of the Republican Governors Association.

Chassé Alcivar will become the RGA’s communications director on March 15, representing Republican leaders across the country.

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She said working for Hogan was “the honor of my career.”

“I’m excited to continue serving Gov. Hogan in this new capacity and working on behalf of numerous governors who are getting things done across the country,” she said.

She worked in the Hogan administration for more than two years, after serving as press secretary for America Rising Political Action Committee, which produces opposition research on Democrats, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican.

A native of Maine, Chassé Alcivar is a graduate of the George Washington University.

The RGA announced her hiring along with several other new senior staffers.

“Each of these individuals will be a part of a team that will continue to support our governors, win gubernatorial elections and help grow our majority,” RGA chairman Gov. Pete Ricketts of Nebraska said in a statement.

The RGA was influential in Hogan’s re-election victory last year over Democrat Ben Jealous. The Republican Governors Association ran $3 million in negative ads labeling Jealous a socialist for months before the former NAACP president could afford to go on the air.

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