Lobby shop hires former Obama campaign staffer

Gabriela Domenzain has joined the Raben Group, a prominent lobby firm.

Domenzain, a former national spokeswoman for President Obama's 2012 reelection bid, will be a principal at the firm.


"We are delighted to welcome Gabriela to the Raben Group. She brings a unique combination encompassing years of experience, Hispanic activism, and firsthand knowledge of the expanding Hispanic media market. She is a welcome addition to our Latin Strategies division,” said Robert Raben, president and founder of the Raben Group, in a statement.

Raben is a former aide to ex-Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and was an assistant attorney general for legislative affairs in the Clinton Justice Department.

Before the 2012 campaign, Domenzain was communications director for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Hispanic media adviser and regional press secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. She has also worked at the National Council of La Raza and has a background in journalism, having worked at Univision's Aqui y Ahora, where she covered immigration reform and as a producer for Al Punto with Jorge Ramos.

The Raben Group has some premier clients, such as Google and Mastercard, and represents some top issue groups, like the National Immigration Forum and the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund. The firm has earned more than $2.5 million in lobbying fees so far this year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.