Her­itage Foun­da­tion recruits Free­dom Cau­cus staffers in bid to cement con­ser­v­a­tive influ­ence

Heritage Foundation recruits Freedom Caucus staffers in bid to cement conservative influence

The Her­itage Foun­da­tion has recruit­ed sev­er­al GOP staffers from Capi­tol Hill as part of its efforts to cement influ­ence in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., and push for a more con­ser­v­a­tive agen­da in the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment.
The think tank announced its most recent hire on Wednes­day, recruit­ing Mary Vought to be its new vice pres­i­dent of com­mu­ni­ca­tions. Vought has had a near­ly two-decade career on Capi­tol Hill work­ing for an array of House mem­bers as well as Sen. Ron John­son (R‑WI), which the group tout­ed as cru­cial to advanc­ing Heritage’s mis­sion.
“The Her­itage Foun­da­tion is America’s out­post in Wash­ing­ton,” Her­itage Pres­i­dent Kevin Roberts said in a state­ment. “With Mary’s exten­sive expe­ri­ence and strate­gic approach, we’re going t …