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Former Pawlenty spokesman signs on with Marco Rubio

ORLANDO, Fla. — Alex Conant, the chief spokesman for the Tim Pawlenty presidential campaign, has signed on to work as the press secretary for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

Conant will start his new job on Oct. 3, according to the St. Petersburg Times. On Thursday, Conant tweeted: “Headed to Orlando to see my new boss @marcorubio speak at P5 tomorrow. Excited to join the Florida team.”

Elsewhere, former Pawlenty adviser Eric Woolson has signed on to the Michele Bachmann presidential campaign. He will serve as the director of communications in Iowa. Woolson managed Mike Huckabee’s Iowa campaign in 2008.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 09/23/2011 - 11:42 am.

    Rubio will be asked to fill the VP slot on the ticket regardless who gets the GOP nomination.

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