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Howard Mortman recently broke our hearts when he decided to close down his blog and take a job at CSPAN.  And while the political internets won’t be the same without him, we’re comforted to know that Mortman’s new challenge involves attempting to make CSPAN hip.

The only question left:  Just who is tasked with filling his “Extreme” shoes?

From Roll Call: New Media, New Moves. Howard Mortman is slated to take a top communications job at C-SPAN in February, coming off of three years as director of the public affairs practice at New Media Strategies. Mortman will be C-SPAN’s new director of communications and will be responsible for the television station’s relationships with traditional and online media.

Former National Republican Congressional Committee Communications Director Jessica Boulanger is filling Mortman’s role at NMS. Boulanger most recently worked at Prism Public Affairs. Boulanger also formerly worked for Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.).

NMS has also brought on Liz Mair as a strategic manager in NMS’ public affairs practice. Mair most recently worked in online communications for the Republican National Committee.