|Sen. Rick Santorum’s (R-Pa.) staff at the Senate Republican Conference, the communications arm of the GOP leadership, organized a notably structured and disciplined August-recess communications plan in the wake of whispered criticisms of the Senate Republican messaging operation.|
The aggressive approach comes at a time when Santorum is facing a difficult reelection fight and some Senate Republicans are questioning whether he is distracted. Republicans are also concerned about the effective rapid-response strategy of Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidHopes rise for law to expand access to experimental drugs If Gorsuch pick leads to 'crisis,' Dems should look in mirror first Senate confirms Mulvaney to be Trump’s budget chief MORE’s (D-Nev.) so-called “war room,” a bulked-up communications operation headed by Staff Director Jim Manley.
The Republican Conference has urged GOP senators to focus on job growth during the first week of the recess — in particular to hold events highlighting new jobs that are expected to be created by the passage of the energy and transportation bills.
Senate Republicans spell out disciplined messages for recess
By Alexander Bolton - 08/10/05 12:00 AM EDT