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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as they fly on his campaign plane to Miami Fla., Oct. 31, 2012. (Photo by Charles Dharapak/AP)

Jeb poaches top Mitt aide

Jeb Bush is bringing on David Kochel, the architect of Mitt Romney's 2008 and 2012 Iowa campaigns, as a top strategist, msnbc has confirmed. The hire, initially reported in The New York Times and Des Moines Register, is a sign of the competitive environment Romney faces for staff, donors, and endorsements as he explores a presidential run.

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