Sen. Marco Rubio has fired his chief of staff over "allegations of improper conduct" with a subordinate, his office announced late Saturday night January 27 2018. The statement did not mention Rubio's chief of staff by name, but he has been identified as Clint Reed on his social media accounts, and a former aide confirmed he was the chief of staff.
Reed most recently managed Rubio's successful U.S. Senate re-election campaign, which earned the most total votes of any candidate, at any level, in Florida's history. Prior to that he managed Rubio's presidential primary campaigns in Iowa and Florida.
A native of Arkansas, Reed has been a partner at Impact Management Group (IMG), a public affairs firm headquartered in Little Rock with clients that have included federal, state and local political campaigns; the Republican Governors Association; trade associations; and businesses.
Earlier in his career, Reed served as Southeast Regional Political Director for the Republican National Committee (RNC) from 2007-2009, a multi-state portfolio that included Florida. During this period, Reed led the get-out-the-vote program that re-elected Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss in a special election and played a key role in re-electing Republican governors in Mississippi and Louisiana. He has also served as Executive Director of the Republican Party of Arkansas and successfully managed grassroots operations for the 2004 Bush-Cheney re-election in Arkansas.
Clint earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas, where he has been inducted in the school's Basketball Hall of Fame. He received his Masters of Public Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.more » « less