WASHINGTON: US vice-president Al Gore has appointed Catherine
’Kiki’ Moore as his press secretary in the running for the Democratic
nomination for next year’s US presidential election.
Moore is currently a partner at Washington-based communications strategy
firm Dewey Square Group, which specialises in communications
Her past experience in Democratic politics includes a spell as press
secretary for the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic
Leadership Council, an organisation headed by Gore adviser Al From.
Tony Coelho, general chairman of the Gore 2000 campaign, said: ’She is a
talented communications strategist and a veteran of national political
campaigns. Throughout her career, Kiki has demonstrated a remarkable
ability to clearly communicate the policy positions of the Democratic
Party and the Clinton/Gore team.’
Moore takes up the task on 7 September. The announcement comes at a time
when Gore’s campaign will benefit most from a spokesperson with national
experience, particularly in the light of recent stories about the
campaign’s lethargy in the New York Times and the Wall Street
Gore has also appointed deputy director of legislative affairs Janet
Murguia as deputy campaign manager and director of public liaison.
Murguia takes up her post on 13 September.
Gore’s main contender for the Democratic nomination is former senator
Bill Bradley. George Bush Jr is the front-runner for the Republican