Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee have hired the former head lobbyist at Wachovia bank to be their lead communications director.

Rep. Spencer BachusSpencer Thomas BachusManufacturing group leads coalition to urge Congress to reauthorize Ex-Im Bank Biz groups take victory lap on Ex-Im Bank On The Money: White House files notice of China tariff hikes | Dems cite NYT report in push for Trump tax returns | Trump hits Iran with new sanctions | Trump praises GM for selling shuttered Ohio factory | Ex-Im Bank back at full strength MORE (R-Ala.) named Vincent Randazzo as deputy staff director on Tuesday, saying that, "his extensive experience with financial services issues, both in the private sector and on Capitol Hill, provides him with a unique perspective and expertise of the issues before the committee."

Randazzo worked as chief of staff on the Rules Committee before leaving the hill in 2001. He also worked as director of public policy at the Business Roundtable.

Wachovia was acquired by Wells Fargo late last year.

Seth Webb and Travis Windle both recently left positions in communications for the minority side of the committee.

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