The high-octane Senate campaign of Elizabeth Warren will be managed by Mindy Myers, a Democratic operative with a long history helping Democrats get elected in the Northeast, the campaign announced Wednesday.
A former chief of staff to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Myers managed Whitehouse's first campaign, as well as the successful 2010 campaign of Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.). She also worked for President Clinton's administration and advised Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign.
“Mindy’s leadership, political savvy and strong organizing skills, along with her experience winning tough races, makes her the perfect choice to lead this campaign,” Warren said in a statement.
Warren, a consumer advocate and former Obama administration official, has attracted national and international attention for her bid to unseat Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), in which she is the leading Democratic candidate. During her first quarter in the race, she raised $3.15 million — more than twice what Brown raised.
On her first day on the job, Myers was already playing defense for the campaign, penning a fundraising appeal to respond to reports that a conservative group was about to air television ads targeting Warren for her positive remarks about the Occupy Wall Street movement.
"A few minutes ago, we learned that Crossroads GPS, the group of right-wing billionaires fronted by Karl Rove, is about to launch a wave of attack ads in Massachusetts as soon as tomorrow," Myers wrote. "We will not — and cannot — allow attacks from Scott Brown and his allies to go unanswered. We need your help to fight back."