David Adams, Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul‘s campaign manager, has left the Paul campaign to manage a “tea party-leaning gubernatorial ticket that is being formed.”

From the AP:

David Adams said Tuesday he’s looking forward to his new role in next year’s governor’s race, and said his departure from Paul’s campaign staff does not reflect any conflicts in the campaign.

Adams was campaign manager during Paul’s successful run for the GOP Senate nomination, but was shifted to campaign chairman in a reorganization after the May primary.

Adams said he’ll manage a Republican gubernatorial ticket that he expects to form soon. He didn’t say who will be on the ticket, but said it will represent tea party ideals.

Adams is a Republican strategist and former blogger who had been with the Paul campaign since it began.