October 12, 2017: Hogan Gidley has been appointed as a Deputy Press Secretary at the White House, effective as of yesterday, Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Gidley has been appointed to work with White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and with Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah and Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters. Sanders and Gidley previously worked together on campaigns for Sanders’ father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Gidley worked as a communications strategist on two presidential campaigns, Huckabee's in 2016 and former senator Rick Santorum's (Penn.) in 2012, logging tens of thousands of miles with both candidates. Based most recently in South Carolina, Gidley has years of experience in conservative politics, personal relationships with Washington reporters and experience as a political analyst on cable television news.