Romney's Campaign Staff Goes Private Sector - Or Just Returns To Old Jobs

It's been six months since Election Day, and by now, most of Mitt Romney's former campaign staff has landed... somewhere.

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Mitt Romney, left, and his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., right, participate on their campaign bus with Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, second left, and chief strategist Stuart Stevens, second right. Much of the campaign's staff has since moved back to the private sector.

It's been six months since Election Day, and by now, most of Mitt Romney's former campaign staff has landed... somewhere.

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But most former Romneyites didn't score top political jobs after the lost presidential election, and some have gotten out of the Washington political game altogether.

Take Andrea Saul, Romney's former press secretary, who landed a gig Tuesday with Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of "Lean In." If she moves to California for the job, she'll join former colleague Sarah Pompei, who handled Romney's regional press during the campaign, and then went to work for Hewlett Packard. Whispers knows of at least two other former Romney staff members who are looking to make the leap to the private sector but haven't yet.

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Other campaign staff seem to have simply asked (graciously) for their old jobs back. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, lost two flacks to the Romney campaign – Brendan Buck and Michael Steel – but both returned after the election.

And Romney's political consultants seem to have mostly gone back to their old consultancies. Brian Jones, a partner at GOP consulting firm the Black Rock Group, joined Romney's senior strategy team for several months but is now back at Black Rock. Stuart Stevens and Russell Schriefer, who together started the political consultancy Stevens & Schriefer Group before becoming two of Romney's top strategists, also returned to their firm. And Zac Moffatt, who founded Targeted Victory before become the Digital Director of the Romney campaign, is now back helming – what else? – Targeted Victory.

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Notable exceptions to the private sector/old job rule: Gail Gitcho, Romney's former communications director, who was announced Tuesday as the new spokeswoman for Republican Governors Association, a fairly big get. And we'll be watching Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades, who post-election launched what looks to be a powerful new GOP super PAC, "America Rising," which will focus on opposition research.

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