White House spokesman Raj Shah will join lobbying firm

Raj Shah

Before his stint in the White House, Raj Shah conducted opposition research for the Republican National Committee. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Former White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah is joining a Florida- and Washington-based lobbying firm to work on a bipartisan communications initiative, the firm announced Monday.

Shah will join Ballard Partners to lead its nascent Media Group, which the firm officially announced Monday. The former White House spokesman will work with Jamie Rubin, former spokesman to Democratic Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who joined the firm last year.

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The media initiative will be “a bipartisan, full service, multi-disciplinary strategic communications division that brings together the talents of professionals with unrivaled real-world expertise,” according to the news release.

Shah served in the Trump White House beginning in January 2017 as deputy assistant to the president, deputy communications director and deputy press secretary. During his White House tenure, he handled crisis communications for the White House and oversaw the administration’s efforts to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Yahoo News reported in September that Shah was planning to leave his post in the Trump White House after Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Before his stint in the White House, Shah conducted opposition research for the Republican National Committee.

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