McCain brings on Marlys Popma
Also on McCain- Over at Krusty, the blogosphere's favorite klown has an update on McCain's Iowa staffing. While we at the Cooler don't have confirmation on some of the staffers Krusty mentions there are a few advisors we'd like to add to his list.
Krusty mentions that both Bob Haus (Gramm 96, Forbes 2000) and Karen Slifka (Bush 2000, RNC Regional Political Director) will advise the McCain campaign. They are joined by Dave Roederer who we've mentioned before, and Tom Cope (lobbyist, Iowa GOP strategist). Rumors are that Ed Failor Jr. may enter the fray as well.
All 6 of those advisors have experience working for Iowa Caucus campaigns and different ones at that. Key strategists for President Bush, Lamar Alexander (Roederer), Phil Gramm, Steve Forbes, and Gary Bauer are all represented. That's experience that will be invaluable given the enigmatic nature of the caucuses.