December 14, 2006

2008 Flack Scorecard: Democrats

Dembutton We previously posted a roundup of flack appointments so far among the 2008 Republican presidential candidates.  Now, the Democrats:

Hillary Clinton
Status: No exploratory cmte. yet
All-Around Comms Guru: Howard Wolfson
Senior Campaign Spokesman: Phil Singer
Senate Comms Director: Lorraine Voles
Spokesman, Friends of Hillary: Sam Arora

Barack Obama
Status: No exploratory cmte. yet
Senate Comms Director: Robert Gibbs
Senate Press Secretary: Tommy Vietor

Evan Bayh
Status: Formed exploratory cmte Dec. 1
Spokesman: Dan Pfeiffer

John Kerry
Status: Won't make any decisions until early '07
PAC Spokeswoman: Amy Brundage
Comms Consultant: Jenny Backus
Senate Comm Director: David Wade

Tom Vilsack
Status: Formally launched campaign Nov. 9
Senior Comms Strategist: Jeff Link
Comms Director: Josh Earnest

John Edwards
Status: No exploratory cmte. yet
Comms Director: "Announcement soon"
Research Director: Christina Reynolds
IA Comms Director: Brad Anderson
PAC Spokeswoman: Kim Rubey

Chris Dodd
Status: No exploratory cmte. yet
Message/Speechwriting Consultant: Paul Orzulak
PAC Press Secretary: Beneva Schulte

Joe Biden
Status: No exploratory cmte. yet
PAC Spokesman: Larry Rasky

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