WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's public face to Capitol Hill, Catherine Frazier, is headed home to Houston to join his political operation.
Frazier plans to leave her job as Cruz's official Senate press secretary at the end of the month and relocate to her hometown to join the senator's Jobs, Growth and Freedom PAC. The move indicates she will likely be part of his impending presidential campaign, should the state's junior senator follow through on a run.
Frazier is well known in state and national circles, thanks to her tenure with another Texas presidential contender, former Gov. Rick Perry. Frazier worked for Perry in Austin for six years, including during his 2012 presidential run.
Frazier left Perry's office in early 2013 and moved to Washington as one of the first staffers in Cruz's official Senate office.
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She is the second Hill staffer this week to head to Cruz's PAC. The Washington Times reported on Monday that Brian Phillips, the communications director to U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, joined the Cruz operation as well.