The new AIPAC spokesman seems to have run the political gamut during his career and perfectly compliments the organization’s political coalition. Marshall Wittmann has worked for Joe Lieberman, the Democratic Leadership Council, John McCain, the Heritage Foundation and the Christian Coalition.
From the JTA:
AIPAC named Marshall Wittmann, a veteran political player who has worked for Democrats, Republicans and Independents, as its spokesman.
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee has not formally announced Wittmann’s appointment, although he is at work this week.
Wittmann, 58, most recently the communications director for U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), is known in Washington as a “quote machine.”
He has worked for the Democratic Party’s centrist Democratic Leadership Council and served as communications director for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
Wittman also was an assistant deputy health secretary in the George H. W. Bush administration and worked for the conservative Heritage Foundation and Hudson Institute think tanks.
In the 1990s he served as spokesman for the Christian Coalition, which then was seen as an unusual appointment because Wittmann is Jewish.