Crist’s New Media Team Has Dem-Heavy Résumé

Gov. Charlie Crist (I-FL), who left the Republican Party to run for Senate as an independent, announced today that he has a new media consultant — one with a long history of working for Democrats, and for Joe Lieberman and Mike Bloomberg, too.

Crist’s campaign has signed up the firm of SKD Knickerbocker, with co-founder Josh Isay becoming Crist’s lead media consultant. From the Crist campaign’s press release: “SKD Knickerbocker is one of the nation’s leading political consulting firms. Clients have included Democratic Senators, Governors and Mayors from across the country. The firm is also a leader in electing Independent candidates including Senator Joe Lieberman and NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg. SKD Knickerbocker has worked on the campaigns of the last 4 Democratic Presidential nominees.”

Roll Call points out that Isay is also a former chief of staff to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and the St. Petersburg Times lists other clients including Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) and Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV).