John Ashbrook, a top aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is leaving Capitol Hill after more than 10 years.
The staff director of the Senate Republican Communications Center and a key to the GOP’s messaging strategy, Ashbrook is expected to depart the GOP leader’s office in February. A fixture in the halls of the Capitol, Ashbrook is credited with helping launch the communications center in 2007, a centralized messaging hub that goes toe-to-toe on a daily basis with its Democratic counterpart, the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.
“Ashbrook is an incredibly talented guy. He was instrumental to winning the majority and he’ll play a big role in our effort to build upon that success,” McConnell said of his longtime aide, who for several consecutive elections took leave from McConnell’s staff to work on the campaign trail. Read more