State Rep. Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma) announced the hiring of John Drogin, a former top Ted Cruz strategist for his campaign to win the Republican nomination for the Sixth Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Diane Black (R-TN-06), who is running for governor.
“Drogin has more than 15 years of experience working for successful, conservative campaigns. He served as campaign manager for Ted Cruz’s first Senate Campaign in 2011-2012, which was called the “biggest upset of 2012.” He then served as State Director for Cruz’s Senate office, and as a senior advisor to the main Super PACs supporting Cruz for President,” the Matheny campaign said in a statement to The Tennessee Star.
He is the founder Drogin Group, a political and digital media consulting firm.
“John Drogin is a great American. He has the same energy and principled conservative DNA that is part of the political souls of Tennesseans in the 6th District. He will be a great asset to a successful campaign for us,” State Rep. Matheny said.
Drogin was equally enthuiastic about joining the Matheny campaign.
“Judd gets it. He is the true, principled conservative in this race. Voters are hungry for someone who will change the status quo in Washington. Judd has proven through his actions that he is the conservative leader we need working for Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. That’s why I’m eager to work with Judd and know he will win,” Drogin said.
“Drogin has deep ties to the district as his wife, Mandy (Slough) Drogin, was born and raised in Hendersonville, where her parents still reside,” the Matheny campaign said.