Republican Bonjean, Democrat Singer Team Up on Communications Work

Posted December 17, 2008 at 9:17am

File this partnership under the category marked “strange bedfellows.”

Phil Singer, a former deputy communications director for the presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), and Ron Bonjean, a one-time chief spokesman for former Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), have teamed up to work for certain clients.

“What we’re trying to do is take a bipartisan approach to providing communications strategy and advice,” Singer said. “Clearly the paradigm in Washington is going to be focused on getting results and hopefully further away from the kind hyper-partisanship we’ve seen in recent years.”

After Clinton’s Democratic primary defeat this summer, Singer started Marathon Strategies for communications consulting. Bonjean created his own consulting firm, the Bonjean Co., in March 2008.

The two will not be doing political work together, given their respective allegiances. Singer and Bonjean will service clients in need of strategic and communications consulting, as well as companies with crisis issues.

Singer declined to divulge any of the duo’s clientele, but he said “stay tuned” for a forthcoming announcement.