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Romney aide goes back to school

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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Romney aide goes back to school

After making a name for himself in politics advising the likes of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, Republican consultant Eric Fehrnstrom isn't interested in running for public office. Instead, Fehrnstrom has his sights set on earning an advanced degree.

The Boston Globe reports that Fehrnstrom, who has played a significant role in guiding Romney's political career through the years, is a member of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry's class of 2016. He is currently pursuing a Master of Theological Studies.

To some, Fehrnstrom's decision to earn a credential of this nature after participating in so many heated political races may come as a surprise. After all, this is a man the news source says has been referred to as a "campaign pit bull" and "electoral knife-fighter." However, the move is not much of a shock to those who know him well.

"He has always been intellectually curious, and this allows him the opportunity to pursue an academic degree in a subject matter that he has a great deal of interest in," Peter Flaherty, a former Romney aide, told the news outlet.

According to Boston College's Web site, theological studies students, such as Fehrnstrom, work toward acquiring a background in the areas that comprise the Catholic theology. Over the course of the program, students focus on such topics as church history, moral theology and biblical studies.

By Monique Smith

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