November 01, 2006

Want a Campaign Gig? Start a Blog

Beltway Blogroll's Danny Glover spent some quality time with a big stack o' FEC reports and filed a nice post on who's getting paid this cycle to serve as in-house bloggers and new media advisors for some of this cycle's hot campaigns.  While online communications might not have merited its own staff position on campaigns in past cycles, most savvy campaigns have dedicated a full-time staffer to it this year.  And Glover shows that most of those folks were hired for these campaign gigs after running popular personal blogs on their own time.

Among the pols who've hired bloggers this cycle are Sherrod Brown, John McCain, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bill Frist, Ned Lamont, Joe Lieberman, George Allen, Jim Webb, Bob Menendez, Mike Bouchard, Debbie Stabenow, Mark Kennedy, MIchele Bachmann, Larry Grant, Bill Winters, Ted Strickland, Rick Santorum, Bob Casey, and Jon Tester.

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    Blain K. Rethmeier is currently the Senior Vice President for Public Affairs for the American Insurance Association (AIA). Rethmeier joined AIA from the White House where he served as Special Assistant to the President for Communications and directed communications for the National Economic Council and Homeland Security Council. Prior to joining the White House, Rethmeier served as Press Secretary for the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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