McDonald Joins The McCain Campaign

John McCain's communications team is expanding.

Matt McDonald, a veteran of Arnold Schwarzenegger's gubernatorial campaign and the White House press team, will split his time between the campaign's headquarters in Arlington and the Republican National Committee.

He's a few weeks shy of his MBA; when he finishes, he'll start his job. McDonald worked at the White House with new McCain senior adviser Nicolle Wallace and at the Schwarzengger campaign for Steve Schmidt, now an increasingly influential voice in McCain's ear. At the White House, McDonald helped to oversee rapid response efforts.