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After one week, Crist spokesman ‘pursuing other opportunities’

by George Bennett | April 17th, 2014

A week after he was announced as media contact for Charlie Crist‘s gubernatorial campaign, Eric Conrad and the campaign have parted ways.

“He’s pursuing other opportunities,” was all Crist communications consultant Kevin Cate would say this afternoon.

Conrad, who has worked in Florida with President Barack Obama‘s 2012 re-election campaign, the Florida Democratic Party and Enroll America, didn’t immediately return a call.

It’s the second time Republican-turned-Democrat Crist’s camp has seen a rapid departure from a visible post.

When he launched his campaign in November, Crist planned to bring Democratic hot hand Bill Hyers on as campaign manager after Hyers helmed Bill De Blasio‘s mayoral victory in New York. But Hyers never actually started on the job; Crist said he “wanted to stay in New York because it was good for him.” Crist eventually hired former Obama operative Omar Khan as campaign manager.

One Response to “After one week, Crist spokesman ‘pursuing other opportunities’”

  1. Cassy Says:

    Not a big surprise here. The thought of Crist running again, yet under another disguise, just is so distasteful to me. I’m neither GOP or a liberal Dem, so if he remained one or the other from the get-go, it would be better than the desperate moves he is making now. He wants so badly to be in that WH he can’t stand it. I believe he is not being truthful with us nor himself on many levels. Look for a few more “staff” to drop out, but that sometimes happens in campaigns. Too much flip flopping in the past on issues, he’s not the real deal.

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