Hiring Announcements Nearing
Tom Beaumont delivered a must-read article on 08 happenings in the Sunday Register.
Aides to Arizona Sen. John McCain and Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have begun interviewing potential Iowa staff, advisers said.
McCain has formed a federal exploratory committee that allows him to raise and spend money toward investigating a presidential bid.
David Roederer, chairman of McCain's political action committee in Iowa, said the senator could have the framework of a staff put together before the end of the year.
"We are close to agreeing on a location for an office, and we have also been interviewing in-state and out-of-state people that have an interest in working for Senator McCain," said Roederer, a Johnston resident who is a longtime Iowa GOP consultant.
We at the Cooler have been suprised at the lack of speed with which Romney, McCain, Pataki and Frist moved on making hires in Iowa, but we'll be sure to let you know when the big fish start landing. Rumors abound that more Pataki staff is flaking off and some may head to McCain's camp. Romney has been heavily recruiting within the LMF.
Since Romney has had field staff in place for quite sometime they have less incentive to move on the lower tier staff.
Should be an interesting couple of weeks.