BuzzFeed first reported Steel would join the Romney campaign, and a Romney aide confirmed the move. 

As John BoehnerJohn Andrew Boehner‘Lone wolf’ characterization of mass murderers is the epitome of white privilege Pelosi urges Ryan to create select committee on gun violence Ex-congressman Michael Grimm formally announces bid for old seat MORE’s spokesman, Steel is well acquainted with the budgets spearheaded by Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman. 

Ryan’s budget framework, which includes a broad overhaul of Medicare that Democrats believe can be a political plus for them, is expected to be central to the discussion for the rest of the campaign.