Blair is a former National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman.
Young Guns’ New Hired Gun
Hill Republican operative Stacey Johnson recently became chief of staff of the YG Network, a nonprofit with the mission of “promoting next-generation conservative policies.”
Most recently, Johnson was Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen’s deputy chief of staff. Previously, she was Paulsen’s campaign spokeswoman, former Virginia Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell’s press secretary, and an operative for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.
Arkoosh Hires Field Director
University of Pennsylvania medical professor Val Arkoosh recently hired Pennsylvania Democratic operative David Madsen as her field director.
Arkoosh is in a crowded Democratic primary to replace Democratic Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, who is running for Pennsylvania governor. Former Rep. Marjorie Margolies, D-Pa., state Sen. Daylin Leach and state Rep. Brendan Boyle are also running for the seat.
“Dr. Arkoosh is in the unique position to reach the most voters in this race,” Madsen said in a news release. “I’m looking forward to running a robust field and outreach campaign that shows every voter why Dr. Arkoosh is the right candidate to represent the Pennsylvania 13th.”
Emily Cahn contributed to this report. Please send news of developments in the political industry to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Twitter @RCShopTalk.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.