W’s camp adds dad’s heavy hitters

AUSTIN: The political rhetoric may not yet be as hot as the Austin weather, but would-be President George W. Bush turned up the burner last week by adding two of his father’s former spokesmen to his campaign.

AUSTIN: The political rhetoric may not yet be as hot as the Austin weather, but would-be President George W. Bush turned up the burner last week by adding two of his father’s former spokesmen to his campaign.

AUSTIN: The political rhetoric may not yet be as hot as the Austin

weather, but would-be President George W. Bush turned up the burner last

week by adding two of his father’s former spokesmen to his campaign.



Ray Sullivan, a three-year veteran of W’s gubernatorial staff, and

Tucker Eskew, a former Reagan/Bush campaign operative, will primarily

work out of the governor’s Austin campaign HQ. However, Sullivan said

the pair may occasionally help out on the road.



Sullivan arrives from Texas lieutenant governor Rick Perry’s office,

where he served as communications director. A spokesman for Perry since

the lieutenant governor’s successful 1998 campaign, Sullivan previously

served in W’s gubernatorial press office and worked as deputy press

secretary for the 1992 Bush/Quayle campaign. His official title in

Dubya’s campaign is deputy communications director.



Eskew joins the Bush campaign as regional press director and senior

communications director, a post in which he will supervise

soon-to-be-hired regional press coordinators. He previously worked as an

assistant press secretary during the Reagan/Bush 1984 re-election

campaign and served South Carolina governor Carroll Campbell for eight

years.



His three-person firm, the Columbia, SC-based Eskew Communications

Group, will go dormant during the campaign.



’Ray and Tucker bring a great deal of experience to the campaign and

will play an important role in communicating Bush’s message,’ said

communications director Karen Hughes.



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