Former National Review columnist David Frum and Democratic strategist Maria Cardona have joined CNN in time for the run-up to the 2012 elections.

Frum has held posts at orgs from the Wall Street Journal, where he ran the paper’s op-ed page, to the second Bush White House, where he acted as special assistant and speechwriter to George W. Bush.

Cardona heads the public affairs practice at D.C.-based lobbyist strategy firm Dewey Square Group, where she founded Hispanic-focused division Latinovations; she has worked as adviser to the Hillary Clinton 2008 presidential campaign and as communications director for the Democratic National Committee. She will also contribute to CNN en Espanol.

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