Rubio hires three staffers from Romney 2008 presidential campaign

Today, Florida Sen.-elect Marco Rubio announced his top staff, which included three former Romney campaign hands. Sally Canfield, who served as Romney’s policy adviser, will be Rubio’s legislative director and chief policy adviser; Joe Pounder, who was in charge of rapid response for Romney, will be Rubio’s communications director; and Alex Burgos, who directed specialty media for Romney, will serve as director of media affairs for Rubio.

A former campaign aide to Romney said it shouldn’t be taken as a reflection on the Bay Stater or his ability to run successfully for the nomination.

“Jobs with Marco Rubio are the most sought-after jobs in politics. And with Scott Brown, too,” the former aide said. “These are jobs of a lifetime.”

Brown, too, has taken a few staffers from Romney’s last campaign.