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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Tuesday People: New #2 Flack for McCain

  • Media fave Sen. John McCain has a new #2 person in his press shop (Andrea Jones recently departed to be media relations director at ABC News' Washington bureau). Melissa Shuffield fills Jones' shoes, most recently serving as deputy press for Sen. Mel Martinez (CongressDaily)
  • Cassidy & Associates, primarily a lobbying firm, has lost two of its in-house comms experts. Aimee Steel, ex-flack to ex-Rep. Pat Toomey (R-PA), leaves Cassidy after three years to start as Director at Levick Strategic Communications. Meanwhile, ex-OMB Press Secretary Chad Kolton, who joined Cassidy in March 2005, is becoming director of public affairs for John Negroponte (the Director of National Intelligence for those not following the org chart closely). Per Roll Call, Kolton had been building a strategic comms practice at Cassidy.


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