The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the influential D.C. lobbying group for the Jewish state, has brought in senate communications director Marshall Wittman as spokesman, according to a report.

Air Golderg earlier this year stepped down as spokesman and director of media relations for AIPAC after a year on the job to take up similar duties at the global anti-poverty ONE campaign in Washington.

The Jewish news service JTA reported the 58-year-old Wittman’s appointment, which has not been announced by AIPAC.

Wittman most recently was communications director for Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and earlier served in that capacity for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

The New York Times, in a 2006 profile of Wittman, called him "one of the great career vagabonds, ideological contortionists and political pontificators ever to inflict himself on a city full of them."

Earlier posts included the Dept. of Health and Human Services during the recent Bush administration and the Heritage Foundation.