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Manchester's Biundo, former Santorum campaign manager, moves to key post in Romney camp
New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | Apr 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm | John DiStaso

Posted on 04/26/2012 9:19:06 PM PDT by Josh Painter

Veteran Manchester Republican activist Mike Biundo, the former national campaign manager for Rick Santorum, has signed on with the Mitt Romney campaign in a key post organizing conservative voters for the presumptive presidential nominee. has learned that after guiding Romney's chief rival's presidential effort, Biundo has now been hired for the general election as the Romney campaign's deputy national director of coalitions.

“Mike Biundo ran an outstanding campaign for Senator Santorum,” said Romney spokesman Ryan Williams. “We are excited that he has agreed to bring his considerable skills and abilities to our team.”

Williams said Biundo's decision to join the Romney camp “is another indication that Republicans are coalescing around Governor Romney's pro-jobs, pro-growth message and quickly uniting to defeat President Barack Obama.”

Biundo, a long time political strategist in New Hampshire, rose quickly in the Santorum campaign to become the former Pennsylvania senator's national campaign manager. Focusing on grassroots organizing skills honed in campaigns ranging from Pat Buchanan to Rep. Frank Guinta, he guided the campaign as Santorum rose to become Romney's chief challenger for the nomination.

When Santorum dropped out of the race on April 10, the Romney camp moved quickly to recruit him.

“They called shortly after Rick dropped out,” Biundo said. “We had several conversations. I spoke with Rick and made sure it was OK with him before I moved, and he gave his full blessing on it.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: allaboutmoney; assimilated; borg; gop; mittromney; ricksantorum

1 posted on 04/26/2012 9:19:12 PM PDT by Josh Painter
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To: Josh Painter

Good move. The primaries are now over. We are in general election mode. Obama MUST be defeated.

2 posted on 04/26/2012 9:25:18 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Josh Painter

The general election is underway.

Obama is an incompetent, hateful, Marxist crook who continues to screw up and act like a jerk right and left.

It is time to make this collectivist usurper the unwavering focus of our mockery and ire from now until November.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 9:36:04 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Josh Painter
“Mike Biundo ran an outstanding campaign for Senator Santorum,

So it's sick mike who ran those attack ads on NEWT with Rick's blessing! Hey Mike, forget it - get some cigs and booze to bring in some low life's like yourself - to vote for the maggot mitt.

And you are probably responsible for seven days of articles saying Newt is dropping out yesterday, the day before, any day now. Pathetic scum, the Romney, et al are!

4 posted on 04/27/2012 12:00:14 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Josh Painter

The shifting sands of the pimps of the election industry!

5 posted on 04/27/2012 4:49:17 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: leprechaun9

Presidential campaigns are crazy things you have 50 states with 50 different rules on filing. And, an equal number and even more rules and regulations for getting delegates. The candidate is not just going after the popular vote but must also get his delegates elected. When a snafu happens there were several most glaring was Virginia somebody is not doing their job.

The biggest mistake the Santorum campaign made was to allow the MSM create the issues.This was the failure to connect the social issue (birth control) to Obamacare, hence to Romneycare and his opponents (Romney’s) record. .Because it is an integral part of that legislation.

Santorum could have done a lot better than he did in Wisconsin. As an example his website for the state primary campaign , Santorum 4/3/2012 ,titled for the date of the WI primary election and the first site googled up never got updated. He must have made 20 public appearances none of those were posted in that site. It had the first posting and that remained there unchanged throughout that campaign and repeated emails urging updating were ignored. Nobody knew who his delegates were. Let alone aware of the many rallys he was holding.

In Illinois delegates are an integral part of any preisential campaign I looked for postings on the FR Illinois state page and it was the same situation and it was repeated during the Wisconsin promary. .

Right now the public and particularly conservatives are being badgered to take in Romney when during his campaign and after he has not made real effort to appear on most conservative talk shows or approach tea party groups. He’s got some talkies carrying water for him only to move 10 feet forward and find another 5 gallon pail to pick up on some lib position he’s dropped off.

While SCOTUS is set to rule on Obamacare in June I for one am not that certain we’re going like what they come up with. Obamacare has got to be thrown out. The only way I for one will feel Romnney would support that is if and when he repudiates Romneycare as a mistake. I don’t trust him on his EPA positions, or on Obamacare.

6 posted on 04/27/2012 6:20:04 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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