Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele (R) is making a run for Senate there. The GOP loves him
- he is after all, that rare thing, a Republican African-American, and there are signs he's finding his way into the GOP machine.
Today, Roll Call reports
that he's just picked up Doug Heye as his communications director. Who's Doug Heye? Well, he comes to Steele by way of Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC). Before that, he worked for Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA), who's very close
to Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff. TPM's cache of Abramoff emails showed
Heye frequently using Abramoff's skybox back in 2000.