December 12, 2006

More '08 Flack Hirings: Edwards, Vilsack, Romney

Johnedwards Hotline's Marc Ambinder breaks more news about 2008 flack hirings:

  • John Edwards: Brad Anderson will be Edwards' (right) Iowa comms director, after serving in same role for IA GOV candidate Chet Culver. Former DCCC research director Christina Reynolds will fill the same role for Edwards.  Also, "Edwards will soon announce a new communications chief for his national operation"
  • Tom Vilsack: Josh Earnest, a former spokesman for the DNC and Jim Davis's FL GOV campaign, starts tomorrow as Vilsack's comms director.

  • Mitt Romney: Former Bush aide Dan Senor will be a paid comms consultant to Romney's campaign.

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