POLITICS
03/21/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Boehner Hires 'Contract With America' Director As Chief Of Staff

With House Republicans planning to reprise the Contract With America that catapulted them into House control in 1994, Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, the party leader, is bringing back an architect of the original contract as his chief of staff.

Mr. Boehner's office said Tuesday that Barry Jackson, a former top adviser who went on to become an influential White House deputy to Karl Rove, would become Mr. Boehner's new chief of staff.

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