Newspaper article Roll Call

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Return of the Mack

The Mack Crounse Group, a Democratic direct-mail and new-media strategy firm, recently added two veteran strategists, Delana Jones and Scott Remley, to its arsenal. Both are serving as vice presidents.

Jones, who grew up in Arkansas, has worked extensively in New Hampshire, including as field director for Gov. John Lynch, regional director for former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean's presidential campaign and political director of the state Democratic Party. Jones left there to become senior vice president at Struble Eichenbaum Communications, where she served for three years. She joined Mack Crounse after a year as a creative strategist at Stonyfield Farm.

"With a diverse background in electoral politics and corporate communications, Delana has a unique and strategic approach to targeted and direct communications," Mack Crounse partner Kevin Mack said in a statement.

Remley most recently spent more than four years as a pollster at Benenson Strategy Group, where he handled Members of Congress, Fortune 500 firms, national nonprofits and even local school board elections. He served for the previous three years in the office of then-Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.) after serving as research director on his 2004 campaign.

"As a former research director and Sr. Project Manager at BSG polling firm, Scott has the ideal background for mail," Mack Crounse partner Jim Crounse said in a statement.

Moving to Romneyville

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign has begun building for the general election.

The Huffington Post first reported that Austin Barbour, a Mississippi GOP consultant and nephew to former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, will join the campaign in Boston and serve as deputy to Romney adviser Stuart Stevens.

Politico also reported that two 2008 Romney campaign staffers, Sarah Pompei and Kevin Madden, are back on board with official roles. Pompei, most recently communications director for House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), will serve as deputy communications director for regional press. …

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