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Walsh advisers joining Olympic effort

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The group organizing Boston’s Olympics bid continues to graft Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s political operation to its own, signing two of his advisers to their effort.

CK Strategies is expected to work on campaign-style outreach for Boston 2024, which last month brought on Joe Rull, who had been Walsh’s chief operations officer, as its chief administrative officer. Chris Keohan, a senior campaign adviser to Walsh, and Kate Norton, who was his campaign and City Hall press secretary, join Rull and a large and growing network of local political operatives.

Also among them is Will Keyser, an outside adviser to Governor Charlie Baker, who is consulting on the group’s communications strategy.


Baker has been more publicly skeptical toward the Olympics proposal than Walsh, who delivered a speech on Wednesday reaffirming his backing for the bid.

Jim O’Sullivan can be reached at jim.osullivan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JOSreports.