Berger spokesman is new NC Senate caucus director

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A political operative who helped elect Republicans to the state Senate is taking a position promoting business interests in politics with the North Carolina Chamber.

Nathan Babcock confirmed Wednesday he’s leaving the North Carolina Republican Senate Caucus to become the Chamber’s political director. He is succeeding Joe Stewart, who once worked for Democratic State Treasurer Richard Moore.

Babcock served on the political team that helped the GOP win a majority in the Senate for the first time in more than a century in 2010.

Ray Martin is replacing Babcock as political director of the Republican Senate Caucus. Martin left his state government job this week as spokesman for Senate leader Phil Berger. Martin is a former reporter at The News & Observer of Raleigh.

Credit: The Associated Press.

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