Dorinson is Republican Party's New Communications Director
|Capitol Weekly has the breaking story.|
Patrick Dorinson, a former fundraiser in Bill Clinton's presidential campaign and former member of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration, has been selected as the new communications director of the California Republican Party.
Dorinson has penned a column for this week's paper, documenting his shift from Democrat to Republican.
I was a Democrat. But like Ronald Reagan and others before me, my political journey has led me to the Republican Party. This is my story of that journey.
From 1987 until 1997, I worked on political campaigns for many Democrats including Al Gore and Bill Clinton. My politics were geared to the Democratic Leadership Council of which they were both members. This was the moderate wing of the Democratic Party that was formed after the 1984 Reagan landslide to try to move the party to the center away from the "San Francisco Democrats"- a phrase coined by another former Democrat, Jeane Kirkpatrick.
Read the full column here.