New vice chair of NRSC: Carly Fiorina

Hatch, who has hit the phones hard to raise money for the NRSC in recent years, faces his a potentially tough reelection race this cycle and likely will be otherwise occupied for much of the next year and a half.

Enter Fiorina, whose fundraising prowess is the main reason she’s being brought on (though as an attractive and well-spoken businesswoman, she is also expected to be a surrogate on economic issues).

As the former head of HP, Fiorina has considerable ties to the business community and will be counted on to build the NRSC’s donor base, which has to compete with the Democrats’ success on Wall Street in recent years. (Thank you former Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Chuck Schumer!)