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The Randy Enwright legend



Helping Fred Thompson revive his campaign in Iowa is his national political director, veteran Florida strategist Randy Enwright, who also used to be executive director of the Iowa GOP. The Buzz in Florida is that Enwright hasn't had as much latitude calling the shots as he hoped, but Thompson has long sung his praises.

"Randy's kind of a legend. I've heard about him from Iowa and Florida. He was just somebody everybody respected. So we called him up, talked to him two or three times and talked him into joining us,''  Thompson told us awhile back.

Other Thompsonites with Florida ties in Iowa are former Jeb Bush spokesman Todd Harris, former RPOFer Jeff Sadosky, and until a couple days ago, Brandi Brown. We promised not to reveal which Fred Thompson staffer was on purse-carrying duty for Jerri Thompson last night, but let's just say his name rhymes with Shmeff Shmadosky.

On ground in Iowa for Mitt Romney are Kristy Campbell and Al Cardenas.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:13pm]


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