Gotbaum Grabs Collins

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Expect to start seeing more of Betsy Gotbaum starting Monday when John Collins joins her staff as a press secretary. Collins toiled away for a year in Christine Quinn’s press office and, as you can see here, enjoys chatting with reporters.

This is the second time Gotbaum has snapped up an operative associated with a potential 2009 rivals. She previously hired Mark Benoit, who ran Anthony Weiner’s campaign in 2005.

— Azi Paybarah

Gotbaum Grabs Collins