Mike DuHaime, a top adviser to Chris Christie, is taking on a senior advisory role with the Republican National Committee for the remainder of the cycle, a source tells POLITICO.

DuHaime, a former RNC political director, has close ties to Romneyland, having worked with campaign manager Matt Rhoades and political director Rich Beeson.

DuHaime played a critical role in electing Christie in 2009 as the chief strategist and remains a top adviser to the governor, who is said to be on Romney’s vice presidential short list.