Jeb Bush campaign makes first Nevada hires

Jeb Bush is going to play in Nevada.

I've learned that the former Florida governor's Right to Rise PAC has tapped seasoned, successful GOP operative Ryan Erwin as a senior adviser and Erwin's Red Rock Strategies staffer, Scott Scheid, as the state director. 

This is a very smart move by Team Jeb. Erwin is a proven winner and is well liked and well respected by Republicans and Democrats. He is Rep. Joe Heck's top adviser and helped steer him to those last two crushing re-election victories. Erwin also helped Mitt Romney twice win the Nevada caucuses. And he was the only one -- no exaggeration--  I talked to in 2012 who thought Cresent Hardy could be elected to Congress.

Bush will be in Nevada next week to keynote the Clark County Republican Party's Lincoln Day dinner. It's May 13 at The Orleans.