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.