November 08, 2006

Midterm Flack Fallout: Shuffle in House Leadership Spokespeople

With Democrats taking control of the House and Speaker Dennis Hastert likely to retire his post, the coming weeks will bring leadership elections for both parties in the House -- and in turn a new set of flack faces in the leadership press operations.  Who are the folks currently flacking for the likely new leaders?

Member New Position Flack Current Title
Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Speaker Brendan Daly CD
    Jennifer Crider Dep CD
    Stacy Kerr PS
Steny Hoyer (D-CA) Maj. Leader Dave Ransom CD
Stacey Bernards PS
John Murtha (D-CA) Maj. Leader Cynthia Abram CD
    Ed Mitchell Campaign CD
Rahm Emanuel (D-CA) Maj. Whip Bill Burton DCCC CD
Sarah Feinberg DCCC PS
Kathleen Connery CD
Jim Clyburn (D-CA) Maj. Whip Christy Greko CD (DC)
    Hope Derrick CD (SC)
Diana DeGette (D-CO) Maj. Whip Brandon MacGillis PS
John Boehner (R-OH) Min. Leader Kevin Smith CD
Kevin Madden PS
Mike Pence (R-IN) Min. Leader Matt Lloyd CD
Joe Barton (R-TX) Min. Leader Karen Modlin PS
Kevin Schweers CD (Commerce)
Roy Blunt (R-MO) Min. Whip Burson Taylor CD
    Jessica Boulanger PS
    Amos Snead Deputy PS


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