GOP communications veteran joining Romney PAC
March 3rd, 2011
08:22 AM ET
7 years ago

GOP communications veteran joining Romney PAC

(CNN) - A veteran of Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign is headed to team Romney.

CNN has confirmed that Andrea Saul, who served as director of media affairs for the McCain-Palin ticket, is joining Mitt Romney's Free and Strong America PAC as a communications adviser.

"Andrea is a great addition to the team and she'll be a key part of our effort to spread Mitt Romney's message that the way to strengthen America and create jobs is with conservative fiscal and economic policies," Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom tells CNN.

Saul most recently served as press secretary last year for Republican nominee Carly Fiorina's bid for the U.S. Senate in California. Earlier in the cycle she was communications director for Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's campaign for the Senate, but she resigned when Crist dropped his bid for the GOP nomination and ran as an independent candidate.

The new position with the political action committee could put Saul in line for a leading communications position with Romney if the former Massachusetts governor and 2008 GOP presidential candidate makes another bid for the White House, as is expected.

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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. DoctorV

    LOL.... "McCain-Pain ticket"

    March 3, 2011 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  2. Al-NY,NY

    Good job Mittens. Hire a 3 time loser. We can see where you are going....right down the path to anonimity with this move

    March 3, 2011 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  3. Marie MD

    Because nothing says loser and demented than anyone from that mavericky (or not) group from the failed mcnasty 2008 campaign!

    March 3, 2011 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  4. beevee

    Romney is gathering all McCain coots inh his reelection bid and that is good. The next thing he has to do say that he will choose Ms. Palin as his running mate if nominated. He is sure to win.

    March 3, 2011 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  5. Seattle Sue

    And afterall Andrea Saul did such a great job for McCain/Palin. I shouldn't knock Andrea, No one could help the senile old grouch and the air head from Alaska.

    March 3, 2011 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Koch bros. support or not, until Mittens starts showing he is something more than a flip flopper, he will not be a serious candidate.

    March 3, 2011 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    Another also-ran, who is unlikely to win the primary.

    March 3, 2011 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  8. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Why doesn't he announce already? He is making all the noises and sounds like he going to run. If he isn't, then he should get out of the way of others!

    March 3, 2011 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  9. PalmReader

    "Andrea is a great addition to the team and she'll be a key part of our effort to spread Mitt Romney's message that the way to strengthen America and create jobs is with conservative fiscal and economic policies," Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom tells CNN."

    Blah, blah, blah . . . we as a country have had 30 years of conservative fiscal and economic policies, yet, here we are, still digging out of the 2007 fiscal and economic recession conservatives go us into. I don't think our country can really afford another 4 years of the same policies. GOPers aren't exactly keen on job growth either. Apparently abortion and gay marriage are top priorities, and job growth - not so much. I just don't see Romney as the man who can not only reunite his own fractured party, but unite the country as a whole. Fact is, the TeaPers will run circles around him as he hems and haws in the same manner he's now hemming and hawing for the media, without actually being called upon to DO anything but look good.

    March 3, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  10. BeverlyNC

    Romney will lose for certain now with a McCain aide. Has Romney forgotten it was McCain who brought the scourge of Sarah Palin on our nation? McCain and his whole staff showed terrible judgment bringing that Palin nutjob to the national scene for any reason.

    March 3, 2011 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  11. rusty155

    Yes and she did a wonderful job for John McCain and Saran Palin. That right It was Saran Palin that cause John McCain not to win.

    March 3, 2011 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  12. A keen observer

    Mitt needs all the help he can get. His problem is that he is just another republican who flip-flops and has no new ideas, no new solutions, only more of the same old discredited republican rhetoric.

    March 3, 2011 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  13. Darth Vadik, CA

    Poor Romney, always doomed to be second, he can never get rid of that monkey on his back, there will always be a Huckabee, or McCain, or another Republican who will come in first.

    Then again, coming in first amongst clowns just makes you the biggest clown of all, at least Romney can take comfort that there will always be a bigger clown than himself.

    March 3, 2011 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  14. Ha Ha !

    It's the Stormin , Mormon trying to give it a go again ! The GOP doesn't have a viable candidate that has a chance at beating President Obama ! Romney can't win with the GOP because of his faith and his healthcare law that he passed when he was Gov. of Massachusetts that is identical to the current healthcare law that the GOP seems to have problems with ! So Romney is toast right out of the gate with the GOP ! Even if he did pull off a miracle and get past the GOP crowd , how is he going to spin his healthcare law when it is exactly the same as President Obama's ? In other word's he can't win either way ! President Obama 2012 !

    March 3, 2011 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  15. bollie jackson

    She is probably a mormon...Her and mit will try to explain to the media the highly watched mormon show or not mormon tv show 'sister wives' ?due to the fact that the mormons change positions on things yearly, as in their not allowing a certain race into their cult... Lets see how she can help mit explain that one away...Why doesnt anyone see that the mormon cult is wacky and now even allowing someone who is a mormon, the chance to run for president?? That's crazy...Just google mormon and see for yourself what the secret society is all abou and how it all started...She will have her work cut out in trying to defend the cult that he represents...

    March 3, 2011 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  16. Oy Vey Az

    Go Mitt. It's time that the pendulum started to swing back toward sanity and the middle of the road.

    March 3, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |