Former McCain pro unveils plan for advocacy group

WASHINGTON, DC: Dan Schnur, one of the most eloquent voices for Sen. John McCain’s insurgent presidential campaign earlier this year, reemerged last week with plans for his new venture: a non-partisan advocacy group designed to improve the current state of public education.

WASHINGTON, DC: Dan Schnur, one of the most eloquent voices for Sen. John McCain’s insurgent presidential campaign earlier this year, reemerged last week with plans for his new venture: a non-partisan advocacy group designed to improve the current state of public education.

WASHINGTON, DC: Dan Schnur, one of the most eloquent voices for

Sen. John McCain’s insurgent presidential campaign earlier this year,

reemerged last week with plans for his new venture: a non-partisan

advocacy group designed to improve the current state of public

education.



The new organization, tentatively dubbed ’Free America’s Children,’ will

be based in New York, with an official launch expected early next

month.



Its primary backer is mega-bucks businessman Ted Forstmann, who had been

hyped as a possible replacement for Rudy Giuliani in the New York Senate

race - not to mention as model Elizabeth Hurley’s first post-Hugh Grant

boyfriend.



Schnur, formerly McCain’s communications director, said that the new

organization’s press events, scheduled to run until the November

elections, are ’guaranteed to attract the candidates’ attention.’



Forstmann has talked about spending as much money on ’Free America’s

Children’ as he would have spent on the Senate race. While Schnur would

not divulge specific budget figures, Forstmann’s comments would seem to

assure the new group of receiving several million dollars.



Schnur found himself thrust into the headlines earlier this year when he

publicly disagreed with the McCain campaign’s decision not to debate

George W. Bush in California (PRWeek, March 6). The Los Angeles Times

reported that Schnur was about to be fired, but McCain kept him on

board.



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