Cory Fritz, a longtime aide to Speaker John Boehner, will join the Ohio Republican’s Capitol Hill leadership team.
Fritz will become Boehner’s press secretary, with responsibility for dealing with the White House press corps. The job was previously held by Brendan Buck, who will be the communications director for Ways and Means Committee, to be chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
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“I am thrilled that Cory will be working full time to help us hold President Obama accountable next year,” Boehner said in a statement to POLITICO. “He’s been a smart, sharp, and dogged member of our political team, and he’ll bring that same focus to bear on dealing with the White House press.”
Fritz was most recently Boehner’s political press secretary, responsible for the speaker’s campaign apparatus. The new job will be high profile, as a GOP Capitol Hill begins to tussle with President Barack Obama.