Thursday, June 7, 2007

New Media Director Abandons Mitch McConnell For Thompson Campaign

Mitch McConnell received more drastic news this week as his inner circle remains in disarray. The latest is that his internet strategist has decided to leave him after the conservative blogosphere in Kentucky has embraced Governor Ernie Fletcher and Larry Forgy over the Louisville liberal and his cronies Anne Northup and Ted Jackson, and the leading national Republican blogs have now openly turned on McConnell:

The launch of Fred Thompson's website last night was welcome news for his legions of online supporters. Now comes word that Jon Henke, the newest hire at New Media Strategies, will be working on Thompson's account for the firm. The Henke hire is a major coup for New Media Strategies, which wanted someone of Henke's stature to manage Thompson's online operation…

Earlier this year, Henke came to Washington to work for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.) as his new-media director. It was a surprising move for the traditional McConnell, but it paid many dividends.