CNN announced today that former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer has signed on as a political contributor to appear on all programming across the network for the upcoming election cycle. Currently principal of Ari Fleischer Sports Communications, Fleischer has a long history inside the Beltway. From 2001 to 2003 he served as the primary spokesman for President George W. Bush. Prior to that, Fleischer worked as a senior communications advisor and spokesman for the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign and national spokesman and communications director for Elizabeth Dole’s run for the presidency. He also served as the communications director for the House Committee on Ways and Means from 1994 to 1999.