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Fiorina hires ex-Westmoreland, state GOP aide
5 days ago

Fiorina hires ex-Westmoreland, state GOP aide

Ex-Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina has hired a well-regarded former aide to Rep. Lynn Westmoreland and the state Republican party to serve as spokeswoman for her likely presidential campaign, a senior advisor told Tipsheet Wednesday.

Leslie Shedd, a former communications director for Westmoreland and the state GOP’s rapid response vehicle in the last U.S. senate contest, has been named press secretary for Carly for America, a newly-formed super PAC that will lay the foundation for a White House bid.

“Leslie has worked hard to promote conservative values across the country,” senior advisor Stephen DeMaura said in an email. “Her ability to articulate the issues that affect all Americans will serve Carly for America well. We are excited to have her on the team.”

Shedd is the second Georgia operative that’s recently been drawn into Fiorina’s orbit.

Last month Fiorina’s Unlocking Potential PAC, the primary vehicle through which she has been road testing a White House bid, scooped up Brandon Howell as a communications aide to manage the political action committee’s social media and blogger outreach efforts.

Howell, who was on hand for Fiorina’s recent stop in Atlanta, held leadership roles in the state college GOP conference and served as campaign manager for former Athens state Rep. Doug McKillip. Read More

Westmoreland won’t run for whip, open to future leadership roles
10 months ago

Westmoreland won’t run for whip, open to future leadership roles

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland swiftly dispelled any speculation he was considering a run for House majority whip Saturday, telling the AJC the time wasn’t right.

“Currently my focus is on … …
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Westmoreland considering leadership run?
10 months ago

Westmoreland considering leadership run?

Thus far unmentioned in the leadership shuffle that’s coming in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s defeat, Rep. Lynn Westmoreland has reportedly acknowledged he’s considering a run, though …
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In letter, Ga. GOPers grill Napolitano over ICE release

Five Georgia Republican congressmen said Thursday it appears the recent decision by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to release upwards of 2,000 undocumented immigrants from federal detention was “politically motivated” …
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With Westmoreland out, Deal without horse in Senate race

U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland said Monday he would not seek the Republican Senate nomination from Georgia, opting instead to run for reelection to his suburban Atlanta district.

“After discussing it …
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Westmoreland says ‘all options’ on table for Senate

U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland declined to say Wednesday whether he would run for Senate, but said that “all options” were on the table as he weighs a possible campaign …
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Deal on top with Chambliss retirement

In Georgia, it’s open season. 

The decision Friday by Sen. Saxby Chambliss not to seek reelection has necessarily nudged every member of the Republican congressional delegation and most statewide elected officers …
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