A rumor has been swirling for weeks that Brandon Payne would be named the new Mississippi Republican Party Executive Director.

Sources tell Yall Politics that an announcement is forthcoming.

Payne is the Southern District Field Representative for U.S. Senator Roger Wicker. Brandon is a former Biloxi Police Officer and a former Harrison County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Deputy. He was instrumental in starting the Harrison County Republican Club and has been involved in a number of campaign activities.