White House press aide Raj Shah joining lobbying firm

White House press aide Raj Shah joining lobbying firm

Former White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah is co-leading the new strategic communications division of Ballard Partners.

The Ballard Media Group launched a new media venture Monday that will be run by Shah and James Rubin, who has worked at Ballard Partners for a year and previously was the spokesman to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

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Rubin also served as assistant secretary of State for public affairs during the Clinton administration.

While in the White House, Shah oversaw the communications strategy behind Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughTrump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' Trump decries whistleblower story as 'another media disaster' The Hill's Morning Report — Trump's new controversy MORE’s controversial confirmation progress. He worked at the Republican National Committee before that.

“Companies, organizations and industries today face increasing scrutiny from an unrelenting media landscape. Our team, with years of proven results, will provide the strategic communications clients need to navigate these challenges and successfully deliver their message to the right audience,” said of Ballard in a press release.

Shah is one of a long line of press aides to have left the Trump White House. It had been reported last summer that Shah was looking to leave the White House following the Kavanaugh confirmation.

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Ballard Partners is a Florida-based firm and is expanding its footprint in the federal government relations space in Washington.