Herberger joins Romney team
In yet another sign of Jeb Bush's leanings for the '08 presidential contenders, his longtime fundraising chief, Ann Herberger, has signed on to help Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Herberger will be national finance adviser to Romney's Commonwealth PAC, working alongside another fundraising ace, Ann Dunsmore of California. Jeb's top political adviser, Sally Bradshaw, has also jumped on the Romney train.
"He's the real deal, and I have a penchant for governors because they are chief executives. They run states they know how to manage. He and Gov. Bush share a lot of the same chief executive skills,'' Herberger said. "He's a new kind of a leader and moving into the 08 cycle he could take this country where it needs to go....The governor (Bush) was really supportive of it, and I'm really excited about it."