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.
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