Mook to lead House Democrats' campaign spending program

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is staffing up its independent expenditure (IE) program this cycle.

The committee will announce today that current political director Robby Mook will run the IE program, which is tasked with dispensing the committee’s money across the country.

Mook is currently in charge of independent expenditures in the Hawaii and Pennsylvania special elections. He ran Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-N.H.) successful 2008 campaign.

A well-known and well-regarded former DCCC staffer, former executive director and former IE director John Lapp, will be a senior adviser to the IE program.

Incumbent Retention director Jennifer Pihlaja will take Mook’s spot as the committee’s new political director.