A presidential draft effort supporting Clinton is under way, even if she isn’t directly associated with it.
All had the support of Republican Gov. Mike Pence, according to a press release.
Paul Lindsay joined the Powell Tate public affairs firm as a vice president last week. Lindsay is a former two-term National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman.
A regional spokesman for Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2008, Lindsay is also a former Republican National Committee and Capitol Hill staff member.
Gingrey’s Ramblin’ Wrecking Crew
Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., has started to assemble a campaign team to run for retiring Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ seat — although the six-term House member has yet to formally announce a Senate campaign.
Gingrey’s political team would include Chip Lake as general consultant, Rising Tide Media Group’s Sonny Scott, and the Stoneridge Group for direct mail.
Jacob Climbs the Ladder
West Virginia Democratic Party Chairman Larry Puccio promoted current staff member Jacob Winowich to be the state committee’s new executive director.
Winowich was born in New Mexico, but he has family ties to the Mountain State. He replaces the outgoing executive director, Derek Scarbro.
Joshua Miller and Kyle Trygstad contributed to this report. Please send news of developments in the political industry to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Twitter at @RCShopTalk.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.