Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s political campaign is paying $16,000 a month for top Democratic strategists Stephanie Cutter and Teddy Goff, his campaign confirmed Thursday.
Walsh told the Globe earlier this month that he hired Cutter and Goff, both partners at Precision Strategies, to join his bid to secure a second term this year. Both will help shape the narrative about the Walsh administration’s accomplishments in its first three years, the mayor has said.
“The Precision contract has been finalized at $16,000 a month for their services,’’ said Rachel Goldstein, campaign spokeswoman for the mayor, in an e-mail.
The fact that Walsh stepped outside of his usual political circles to recruit national talent for his reelection bid had many political watchers speculating about the mayor’s long-term political intentions. Walsh’s top opposition so far is City Councilor Tito Jackson, an underdog who trails the mayor in fund-raising.
Many Democrats say Cutter, a former deputy campaign manager for former president Barack Obama, was behind the successful messaging that derailed the 2012 presidential campaign of Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor. She is credited for using Romney’s success at Bain Capital against him.
Goff had been the digital director for Obama’s re-election campaign, according to his firm’s website.Meghan E. Irons can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @meghanirons.