DSCC announces 2014 staff

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) has announced its 2014 staff, with former communications director Matt Canter getting promoted to deputy executive director.

Canter will be joined on the communications team by new national press secretary Justin Barasky, who was Sen. Sherrod Brown's (D-Ohio) campaign communications director. Barasky replaces Shripal Shah, who has departed to run Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's (D-N.H.) press office.

Other new hires include Regan Page, who will be deputy press secretary and previously had worked in the White House's broadcast media department, and Christie Roberts, who had been Sen. Jon Tester's (D-Mont.) campaign research director and returns to the DSCC to be its deputy research director.

A number of other staffers will remain in the jobs they had for the last cycle: research director Patrick McHugh, finance director Angelique Cannon and digital director Jason Rosenbaum have all stayed on.

"This team is battle-tested, and they know exactly what we need to do to win," said DSCC Executive Director Guy Cecil, who is also staying on from last election cycle. "I'm thrilled that we have been able to attract and retain the best talent in our party for the 2014 cycle. We are inheriting a difficult map — something this group has become accustom[ed] to — but we will build strong campaigns and make sure we have the resources to win."