Facebook adds GOP strategist

Facebook announced this week that former National Republican Senatorial Committee staffer Katie Harbath will join its Washington office to help with outreach to elected officials.

Harbath most recently served as the NRSC's chief digital strategist. Prior to that she worked at the public affairs firm DCI Group. She helped manage online outreach for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign and for the Republican National Committee.

At Facebook, Harbarth will assist Adam Conner in helping lawmakers and campaigns use the social network to connect directly with the public. She will be focused on developing relationships with the 2012 presidential campaigns and helping them leverage the site to appeal to voters.