|The Hotline blog has Krazy Cathy's new hires. They include a bunch of out-of towners, including a D.C. media consulting firm, a borrowed campaign manager, some guy who used to work for Paul Coverdell, and:
... Erin DeLullo as DC fundraising coordinator; and ex-House GOP spokesperson James Lafferty as senior advisor.
DeLullo's hiring speaks to Harris's evolving campaign strategy. Hint: it doesn't necessarily involve Florida. DeLullo is the chief fundraiser for OH Sec/State Ken Blackwell, another candidate popular with movement conservatives who is running without the national party's blessing. When Harris addresses movement conservative audiences out of state, she gets the loudest applause. So while she'll do her campaigning in FL, watch for her campaign to try to persuade conservatives outside FL to rally around one of their own. Whether the NRSC likes it or not.
Maybe DeLullo can help Kathy "accidentally" invest some of her leftover fortune in Diebold, like Blackwell did. That way she can't possibly lose...
Tags: Katherine Harris, Republicans, Florida, Elections, 2006