Thursday, April 12, 2012

Democrats detach from Rosen

The Hill's Jonathan Easley reports:

The firestorm surrounding comments Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen made about Ann Romney has Democrats pushing back at the claim that Rosen is an adviser to the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

“She has no role at the DNC,” a DNC official told The Hill in an email. “She’s not an adviser to the DNC.”

.... Rosen’s role within the party is more complicated than either side has acknowledged in the furor over the story.

She is a CNN contributor, which contractually prohibits her from working as a paid adviser for campaigns or political parties, the network told The Washington Post.

Rosen is a partner at the political communications firm SKDKnickerbocker, where former White House communications director Anita Dunn, who is an adviser to the DNC, serves as a managing director.