Personnel Update: Elizabeth BeShears leaves Yellowhammer joins Jonathan McConnell campaign


Yellowhammer’s secret weapon and content writer extraordinaire Elizabeth BeShears has moved on. According to BeShears she left Yellowhammer (YH) News last week has accepted the position of director of communications with the Jonathan McConnell for U.S. Senate campaign.

According to her Linked-In profile BeShears has been with YH for almost a year. She frequently wrote the majority of the content each day, combining aggregating with writing original stories. This big loss for Cliff Sims is a big gain for McConnell. BeShears is well known for her work with Alabama Policy Institute and Heritage Action. She is very well respected among the conservative grassroots community statewide and I’m willing to bet able to keep up with the self described fast pace and long hours McConnell described being used to in a Business Alabama article highlighting his business success last year. In that article McConnell said, “Work-play balance is tricky when he works as many as 100 hours a week and flies to Africa on a moment’s notice, but he’s close to his parents in Mobile and his sister, who lives in Montgomery and has three daughters”.

That’s about the work ethic a statewide campaign requires but we at Alabama Today have no doubt BeShears is up for the job.

McConnell announced his campaign on Nov. 6 with Emily York listed on his press release as communications director. York has since moved over to become the campaign director. McConnell will be facing an uphill battle against 81 year-old incumbent, six-term U.S. Senator Richard Shelby.

According to OpenSecrets Shelby has over $19 million cash on hand for his reelection campaign.


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