January 04, 2007

New Mouthpieces at DCCC, NRSC

The Note reports on some new faces leading the party committee press shops into the '08 cycle:

  • "The talented Jennifer Crider is moving from [Speaker Nancy Pelosi's] office over to the DCCC to serve as communications director. Crider is expected to work for both Speaker Pelosi and the DCCC for the next month before moving over to the campaign committee full time in February."
  • "And over at the NRSC, Federal Communications Commission Media Bureau Spokesperson, Rebecca Hanks Fisher, is set to become the committee's new communications director under Sen. Ensign (R-NV). Fisher is the former communications director of the Senate Commerce Committee when Sen. McCain was chairman. Fisher is set to assumer her duties on Monday."

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