KSFY’s Austin Goss, who’s been pretty good at catching stories in Pierre, airs speculation that Joe Desilets has lasted as Kristi Noem’s campaign manager for barely six months:
Noem named Desilets as manager of her campaign last November 12. Desilets still says he is “Leading Team @KristiNoem” on his Twitter profile. Desilets has tweeted 103 times in the 200 days since his appointment, roughly one tweet every two days, but he has been Twitter-silent since April 22.
Six months is actually a pretty good run for Desilets; on LinkedIn, Desilets says his campaign manager stints in Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Florida, Virginia, and Colorado all lasted a half year or less.