Romney campaign adds two senior advisers
July 13th, 2012
03:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney campaign adds two senior advisers

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has added two additional staffers to its upper ranks, a senior campaign aide confirmed to CNN on Friday.

Danny Diaz and Kevin Sheridan have joined the campaign as senior advisers.

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Diaz was formerly communications director for the Republican National Committee and is a founding partner at the firm FP1 Strategies.

In the 2008 election cycle, he was deputy communications director for John McCain's presidential campaign.

Sheridan is a senior vice president at the Edelman public relations firm.

He was press director for the U.S. Agency for International Development under the administration of President George W. Bush, and through 2004 was a spokesman and director of regional media for the RNC.

Romney's campaign has added staff as it transitions from the GOP primaries to general election mode.

His staff has also come under criticism this month from prominent Republicans Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corporation, and former General Electric Chairman and CEO Jack Welch.

Murdoch tweeted, "Tough O[bama] Chicago pros will be hard to beat unless he drops old friends from team and hires some real pros. Doubtful."

– CNN Political Director Mark Preston contributed to this report


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. vic , nashville ,tn

    Nothing will change because candidates is same Romney

    July 13, 2012 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  2. Wake up people

    Looks like Mittens handlers see him sinking with the Bain lie, the taxes and everything else. They are pulling out all the stops to try and get this phony and his equally phony wife in the White House.

    OBAMA 2012!

    July 13, 2012 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  3. indie52

    His real name is Willard, spelled the same as Willard the rat

    July 13, 2012 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  4. Name willardbullock

    Impeach out of presdient obama
    He loved talk liar other amercian people. No thank vote for presdient obama
    I'm belived that obama will be guilty

    July 13, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "some bad koolaide today? it is friday the 13th."

    Nope. Sorry. It's delicious, just liek the side of schadenfreude ambrosia I'm eating over teh whole Mittens/Bain thing and the damage it's doing to him according to polls.

    July 13, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  6. ronb

    Too little; too late. Romney is toast. "Who you gonna believe? Romney or your lying eyes!?"

    July 13, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  7. gurgyl

    @namewillardbullock, you are an idiot, you are not rich either. Bain Capital shipped jobs overseas. looted the companies, o.k, watch youtube, when mitt romney came to town....enjoy...idiot. Yes, On Obama12.
    PS: Quit your racial stuff, we are in 21st century, no one is worried of color....junk.

    July 13, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  8. Taylor

    George Bush all of again RE-MIXS

    July 13, 2012 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  9. Brook

    I love our President......................... he is a cool cat and smart and he is for the people he got our back while Willard got big money backs.......................

    July 13, 2012 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  10. ronb

    As a former business owner, when I signed my name to a contract it was because I was the owner of the business; not becuase I was simply waiting for the paperwork to change over. How silly does that sound?? Three years after he supposedly "left" he's still the CEO, sole shareholder, and is signing contracts and SEC filings for the company?? C'mon republicans! You can't possibly be that naive! Or, can you? Kick this guy to the curb!! He's been lying to you all along...

    July 13, 2012 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  11. 1twinsfan

    New people, same, lame candidate.

    July 13, 2012 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
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