Rubio hires Pawlenty spokesman
Alex Conant, who served as spokesman for Tim Pawlenty's presidential campaign, will become Sen. Marco Rubio's press secretary starting Oct. 3.
Before Pawlenty, Conant worked for Sen. John Thune. "He is a skilled and experienced communicator who will be a great asset to me in the Senate as we work to create jobs, tackle the debt and keep America safe," Rubio said in a statement.
Conant will work with Alex Burgos, communications director.