“LUV GOV” TAPS AMY LAZENBY AS PRESS SECRETARY
|| By FITSNEWS || U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford is adding to his political team …
Two months after tapping his longtime policy advisor Scott English to run his Washington, D.C. office, the “Luv Gov” has hired a new press secretary.
Amy Lazenby, who broke into Palmetto politics publishing left-of-center (albeit pro-libertarian) columns here on FITS, will start as Sanford’s new spokesman on March 16. Prior to coming on board with Sanford, Lazenby managed the 2014 U.S. Senate candidacy of independent petition candidate Thomas Ravenel. Before that she did social media work and policy analysis for S.C. Senator Tom Davis and several other state lawmakers.
Lazenby will work out of Sanford’s Washington, D.C. office.
Speculation about Sanford’s political future has been swirling in recent weeks …
First, there’s a formidable potential challenger eyeing his first congressional district seat – former S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) director Catherine Templeton. There’s also speculation that Sanford has his eye on another run for governor of the Palmetto State – an office he held from 2003-2011.
Why would he do that?
Well, Sanford has more than $1 million left in his state account from his 2006 reelection campaign … and since 2013 he’s been working with Sunny Philips, one of the state’s top fundraising talents.
Sanford also reportedly told English he wanted to “put the band back together” in 2015 – a reference to re-assembling the team that got him elected governor in 2002.
But to what end?
Guess we’ll find out soon …