Former Missouri Republican Sen. Jim Talent has signed onto Mitt Romney's presidential campaign as Domestic Policy Task Force Chairman.
In the advisory role, Talent will oversee development of the former Massachusetts governor's domestic policy initiatives. In a press release put out by Romney's exploratory committee, Talent said he would help "craft innovative policy solutions."
Talent also cited Romney's "strong conservative vision," which has been questioned by several rivals, mainly Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback (Talent's onetime Capitol Hill roommate).
Talent served in the Senate from 2002 to 2006 before losing his seat in last year's election to Democrat Claire McCaskill. He also served four terms in the House.
Posted by Matt Stearns