Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman will serve as a “special adviser on policy” for presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the campaign announced today.
Coleman, who lost his bid for re-election in 2008 by the narrowest of margins, had been a Tim Pawlenty supporter before Pawlenty dropped out of the race.
Now the chairman of the American Action Network and a member of the board of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Coleman praised Romney’s ability to forge strong diplomatic relationships around the world, including in Israel.
“Throughout his life, Mitt Romney has displayed the leadership that will be needed to get our economy back on track and to preserve, and in some cases mend, our relationships with allies around the world,” Coleman said in a statement. “As a strong supporter of Israel, I am also confident that he is the best candidate to restore America’s relationship with Israel.”
Romney, meanwhile, said, “[Coleman’s] advice will be critical as I lay out my vision for improving our economy at home and strengthening our partnerships around the world.”
Coleman follows fellow Minnesotan Vin Weber in moving from Pawlenty to Romney. Weber, a former Congressman, is currently a top policy adviser for the Romney campaign.
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