Obama campaign announces a bunch of new senior hires for the general election:

  • Constituency Director: Brian Bond – formerly LGBT Outreach Director at the DNC
  • National Field Director: Jon Carson – formerly Obama for America Voter Contact Director
  • Senior Advisor to the Campaign and Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama: Stephanie Cutter
  • Industrial States Regional Director: Paul Diogardi – formerly Political Director for the Democratic Governor’s Association.
  • Battleground States Director: Jen O’Malley Dillon – formerly Iowa State Director for John Edwards for President
  • Chief of Staff to the Vice Presidential Nominee: Patti Solis Doyle
  • Latino Vote Director: Temo Figueroa – formerly Obama for America National Field Director
  • First Americans Vote Director: Wizipan Garriott
  • Northeast Regtional Director: Eureka Gilkey – formerly Obama for America Deputy Political Director
  • 50-State Voter Registration Director: Jason Green – formerly Obama for America political and field staff
  • Campaign Chief of Staff: Jim Messina – formerly Chief of Staff to Senator Max Baucus
  • LGBT Vote Director: Dave Noble – formerly of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
  • West Regional Director: Matt Rodriguez –.formerly Obama for America New Hampshire State Director
  • Senior Advisor: Michael Strautmanis
  • African American Vote Director: Rick Wade



Patti Solis Doyle, former campaign manager for Hillary Clinton, as the chief of staff-designate for the vice presidential nominee seems like a noteworthy pick. Stephanie Cutter was a key spokesperson for John Kerry's campaign and before that was Communications Director for Ted Kennedy, so that's a pretty high-powered choice to work with Michele Obama.

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