Prospective presidential candidates shuffle comms staffers

Team Clinton ramped up, and team Walker downsized.

Hillary Clinton is expected to appoint Brian Fallon as press secretary.
Hillary Clinton is expected to appoint Brian Fallon as press secretary.

In the throes of the ambiguous and ever-changing pre-presidential campaign season, team Clinton has reportedly added a staffer while team Walker has lost one.

The Associated Press reported Liz Mair stepped down from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign a day after landing the head digital communications gig because of "the distraction created by a series of recent Twitter posts about Iowa’s presidential caucuses."

Mair reportedly tweeted in January about Iowa Rep. Steve King’s event, in which she said the state was "embarrassing itself, and the GOP," according to the Associated Press.

Instead of recoiling, Mair went back to Twitter early Wednesday morning in an effort to clear the air.

Meanwhile, The Washington Post reported Brian Fallon is expected to fill the press secretary role for Clinton. The Post also offered a clearer timeline for Clinton’s campaign, predicting an exploratory committee announcement to come in April and for the campaign to pick up in the following weeks.

Fallon is the Justice Department’s No. 1 spokesman and said he’d be leaving by the end of March, according to the Post. He previously worked for democratic governor New York Sen. Charles Schumer.

Team Clinton is picking up speed, having recently added White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri. Former Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee communications director Jesse Ferguson is also expected to liaise with the press from New York, sources told the Post.

No tweets about the Clinton job came from Fallon's account, @brianefallon, on Monday.

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