The US Chamber of Commerce today hired Sara Armstrong, who was chief of staff at the Republican National Committee, as VP-political affairs and federal relations.

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Thomas Donohue, CEO of the Chamber, said Armstrong will bolster the communication shop's mission to assure the group’s “voice will be heard and voters will learn where candidates stand on issues impacting free enterprise.”

At the RNC, Armstrong served as CEO of Trump’s inaugural committee and VP of the 2016 Republican convention in Cleveland.

Earlier, she was special assistant to President George W. Bush and deputy chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush.

Richard Walters, RNC finance director, will assume Armstrong spot on an interim basis, while chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel launches a search for a permanent replacement.