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Shop Talk: NRCC No More

The National Republican Congressional Committee is losing two regional press secretaries to other opportunities.

Tory Mazzola, who has served as the Northeastern spokesman since last cycle, is headed to the New Hampshire Republican Party to serve as executive director. He'll begin in mid-November.

Tyler Houlton, the former Western regional spokesman, left the NRCC in September to return home to Colorado. According to a press release, Houlton will serve as president of Compass Colorado, "a non-profit organization committed to educating Colorado voters on critical national and state fiscal and economic issues."

The group will engage in educational and awareness campaigns, starting with a round of automated calls across the state to highlight the economic consequences of Proposition 103, which it says is a
$2.9 billion tax increase.

One in the Chamber

Veteran GOP strategist Marty Wilson has left his consulting firm to join the California Chamber of Commerce as vice president of public affairs.

Wilson, who has more than 35 years of experience in California politics, will oversee CalChamber's political activity in the 2012 cycle, including candidate recruitment and its political action committees, Chamber PAC and CalBusPAC.

Wilson most recently served as managing partner at Wilson-Miller Communications, which he founded in 2004. He previously was managing director at Public Strategies in Sacramento for five years, and before that, he worked at Burson-Marsteller for six years. Along with campaign work, including Carly Fiorina's Senate campaign last year, Wilson worked in senior-level staff positions with Pete Wilson when he served as governor of California and as a U.S. Senator.

"2012 is one of the most important election years in decades, particularly for the California legislature" and also because of the state's new independent redistricting process, CalChamber CEO Allan Zaremberg said in a statement.

"In this new political environment, Marty's experience and credibility will be extremely valuable to the business community as we work to identify and elect legislators who will be focused on job creation," he added.

An Aloha State Senate Race

Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle (R), who just announced her campaign for the seat of retiring Sen. Daniel Akaka (D), said her campaign manager will be retired Major Gen. Robert G.F. Lee, the former state adjutant general and head of Hawaii's National Guard during the Lingle administration.

Lingle's longtime adviser, Lenny Klompus, is handling communications for the campaign.

Meanwhile, former Rep. Ed Case (D), who is also running for Senate, announced two new consultant additions to his campaign team.

Lake Research Partners will handle strategy, research and polling for Case, who is up against Rep. Mazie Hirono in the Democratic primary. In a release, Case called Lake Research President Celinda Lake "one of our country's foremost strategists for Democratic candidates and causes for decades."

Case's media will be run by Olomana Marketing, a Honolulu-based firm that did media for Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) last year.

Santorum Snags Cain Aide

Presidential candidate and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) announced the addition of two new staffers to his Iowa team, including Tina Goff, the former Iowa state director for Herman Cain's presidential campaign.

Goff will manage campaign operations in central Iowa. She's joined by Tom Intorcio, a former Bush/Cheney field coordinator in Ohio, who will serve as a field representative in northeast Iowa.

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