Kentucky bound

Fred Hall, who has spent the last decade working on New Jersey GOP campaigns, is the new Communications Director for embattled Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher. Hall has his work cut out for him: Fletcher’s approval ratings (38%-54%) have been McGreeveyish lately amidst a series of scandals that led to the Governor issuing pardons to nine members of his administration. Hall managed campaigns for State Senator Peter Inverso and congressional candidate Buster Soaries, and most recently worked on John Murphy’s campaign for Governor. He once worked for The Strategy Group, the lobbying firm formerly headed by GOP State Chairman Tom Wilson. Hall is Fletcher’s fifth Communications Director since the Governor took office in January 2004.