GOP Mouthpieces Join Together to Rescue the Party

Former House Republican spokespeople form group to help stop the Democratic march on GOP seats.

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An outbreak of unity is hitting Republicans—and not a moment too soon. Down by several dozen House seats, the House GOP campaign arm—the National Republican Congressional Committee—is bringing back major campaign consultants and public affairs officials to help create a winning formula for the 2010 elections. "The NRCC communications team couldn't have a better and more talented group of individuals contributing to our efforts," NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain said in a statement. "Every single one of them brings a great level of knowledge and skill that spans across a broad spectrum of issue areas and political campaigns." One of those on the list below said that for now the group will offer monthly advice, although that could grow as the election nears. Here's the release just sent to Whispers:

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NRCC Communications Announces Downtown Advisory Group Campaign and Public Affairs Veterans to Work with NRCC for 2010 Cycle

Washington- Today, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced the formation of its Communications Downtown Advisory Group for the 2010 cycle. The group is comprised of political and public relations veterans who will work with NRCC Communications to exchange news, ideas and strategy from downtown to the hill. Members of the Downtown Advisory Group consist of former campaign operatives, consultants, and public relations experts with specific policy backgrounds on such issues as financial services, card-check, energy, New Media and Hispanic outreach.

"The NRCC communications team couldn't have a better and more talented group of individuals contributing to our efforts," NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. "Every single one of them brings a great level of knowledge and skill that spans across a broad spectrum of issue areas and political campaigns."

The NRCC Communications Downtown Advisory Group includes:

Gary Andres—Dutko Worldwide
Ron Bonjean—Singer Bonjean Strategies
Jessica Boulanger—New Media Strategies
Chris Cox—Navigators Global
Greg Crist—Dutko Worldwide
John Feehery—The Feehery Group
Carl Forti—Black Rock Group
Sam Geduldig—Clark Lytle and Geduldig
Jonathan Grella—Former NRSC Press Secretary
Karen Hanretty—Qorvis Communications
Todd Harris—Scott Howell & Co. and former NRCC Press Secretary '98 cycle
Brian Kennedy—Dittus Communications
Dan Leonard—National Pharmaceutical Council and former NRCC Communications Director '94 cycle
Kevin Madden—Glover Park Group
Drew Maloney—Ogilvy Government Relations
Matt Rhoades—DCI Group
Dan Ronayne—Howard Consulting
Stuart Roy—Prism Public Affairs
Leslie Sanchez—Impacto Group
Amos Snead—Dittus Communications