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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Thursday People: Republican Governors' Spokesguy Departs

  • Republican Governors Association communications director Robert Van Raaphorst is leaving to become comm director for the Community Financial Services Association (the payday loans people). His RGA deputy Lindsay Sweetin steps up to fill his shoes. (Roll Call)

  • Allison Price has been named comm director for Kirsten Rutnik Gillibrand, the Dem challenger to Rep. John Sweeney (R-NY). Price previously served as comm director for PA congressional candidate Joe Sestak and in the press operation at Sandy Berger's Stonebridge International consulting shop (Roll Call)

  • Hayley Rumback, ex-comm director for two moderate Dem reps, Dennis Moore (KS) and Ellen Tauscher (CA), is also hitting the campaign train, as comm director for NY candidate Michael Arcuri (who is competing to fill Rep. Sherry Boehlert's seat). Rumback also worked for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (Roll Call).

  • John Bell has been named managing director of 360 Degree Digital Influence, part of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (PR Week).

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