Lehane assumes advisory role with Clark's campaign

WASHINGTON: The Democratic party's top PR strategists continued their game of musical chairs among the 2004 Presidential contenders last week.

WASHINGTON: The Democratic party's top PR strategists continued their game of musical chairs among the 2004 Presidential contenders last week.

Chris Lehane, communications director for Al Gore's 2000 Presidential campaign, reportedly began acting as unofficial advisor to recently declared candidate Wesley Clark. Lehane left his position as communications advisor to the campaign of Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) in September, citing differences over strategy.

Lehane now joins business partner and former Gore loyalist Mark Fabiani, who is already advising Clark. But while Lehane is reported to be considering a full-time post with the campaign, Fabiani expressly ruled out such a move. Lehane's wife, Andrea Evans, has also joined the campaign.

Fabiani and Lehane rose to prominence as top communications advisors to former-President Bill Clinton during the Lewinsky crisis.

A laundry list of former Clinton strategists have recently flocked to Clark's side, including communications director Matt Bennett, who worked on Clinton's campaigns in 1992 and 1996.

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