Crider ascends to become Pelosi's political director

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) communications director Jennifer Crider is getting promoted in her other job, becoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) political director.

Crider takes the place of another D-tripper, former executive director Brian Wolff, in Pelosi's chief political role.

Crider will continue to pull double duty between handling the speaker's business and the DCCC's. A longtime Pelosi spokeswoman, she joined DCCC for the 2008 cycle and then opted to stayed on for another.

"Jennifer Crider has been absolutely tireless in her efforts to take our country in a New Direction, and many of our new Members in Congress have relied on her savvy for their success," Pelosi said. "Jennifer has outworked and outsmarted many a political foe, and her dedication has long been essential to my operation."

Crider added: "It's an honor to work with Speaker Pelosi; there is no one more strategic about politics, policy, and people than she is."

-Aaron Blake