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Monday, February 15, 2010

Romney Names Rhoades New PAC Director

File under: Rhoades to the White House...
"Matt Rhoades has one of the sharpest political minds
in the business..."

"Mitt Romney Names Matt Rhoades PAC Executive Director"
via Mike Allen's Playbook, Politico:

BREAKING -- One of the first big moves of 2012 -- “Mitt Romney Names Matt Rhoades PAC Executive Director: BOSTON -- Mitt Romney's Free and Strong America PAC announced today that Matt Rhoades, who has held senior positions on major presidential campaigns and at the Republican National Committee, will serve as the PAC's executive director. … ‘He's been a friend and an adviser for several years now and I'm pleased that he has agreed to run the day-to-day operations of my Free and Strong America PAC. He shares with me the view that 2010 is going to be a critical election year, with many races and lots of opportunities to elect Republican candidates,’ said Governor Romney.

“Rhoades is currently a Vice President with DCI Group … He replaces Peter Flaherty, who will become a Senior Adviser to the PAC. He previously served as Communications Director for Romney's 2008 presidential campaign …

Official press release here
K-Lo: "Looks like a (re)gearing up." - NRO
Hotline: Get of the Week: Matt Rhoades
The Fix: Romney Continues D.C. Talent Raid

Ben Smith: Romney getting band back together
Rhoades, who's moving to Boston, is a well-regarded guy whose return to Romney pretty much confirms what will surprise nobody: That he's running in 2012. He's also, incidentally, been valued for his relationship with a key player in any GOP primary, Matt Drudge.

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