Connie Mack opens Tallahassee shop
The AP reports that former U.S. Sen.(and Charlie Crist mentor) Connie Mack is the senior policy adviser of a new lobbying operation in Tallahassee called Liberty Partners of Florida. The office will be staffed by Mack's former state director Jamie Wilson, who is leaving a local lobbying firm headed by Van Poole, and Jennifer Jankowski Green, formerly the lead lobbyist for the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Others associated with Liberty include Steve MacNamara, an associate professor at Florida State University where he teaches mass media law and political communications; health care lobbyist Allison Hunt, and former Mack Senate aide Scott Barnhart.
"My focus will be giving strategic advice to companies," said Mack, adding his role would be similar to the one he's had in Washington since his retirement from the Senate six years ago.