Daines Announces Updates to Communications Team

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced the following updates to his communications staff: 

  • Rachel Dumke, Press Secretary. Dumke has served as Daines’ press secretary since January 2022. She previously worked as Daines’ deputy press secretary after working on his 2020 campaign. 
  • Blake Kernen, Deputy Press Secretary. Kernen joins Daines’ communications team after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. She previously worked for Senator David Perdue on his official press team and reelection campaign. 
  • Samantha Wiesneth, Press Assistant. Wiesneth has served as Daines’ press assistant since May 2021.

Katie Schoettler remains as Daines’ Communications Director & Senior Advisor, and Mallory Walser remains as Daines’ Digital Director.

Please direct all initial media inquiries to Rachel Dumke at Rachel_dumke@daines.senate.gov or (202)-503-8955. Blake Kernen can be reached at Blake_Kernen@daines.senate.gov or (202)-834-0446.