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• The Open Markets Institute announced Laura Hatalsky as chief of staff. She will work on the Institute’s strategic direction and engagement in the growing antimonopoly movement. Hatalsky previously was deputy chief of staff to Sen. Catherine Cortez MastoCatherine Marie Cortez MastoMcConnell challenger faces tougher path after rocky launch The Hill's Morning Report - A raucous debate on race ends with Trump admonishment Democrat Sherrod Brown torches Facebook at hearing: They 'broke journalism,' 'helped incite a genocide' MORE (D-Nev.). She was also policy director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the 2016 election cycle.

Abbie McDonough is vice president at Breakwater Strategy. She most recently was communications director for former Sen. Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampTrump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand McConnell's Democratic challenger McGrath backtracks on Kavanaugh comments McConnell's Democratic challenger says she likely would have voted for Kavanaugh MORE (D-N.D.) for more than five years. Before that, McDonough was national press secretary to ex-Sen. John RockefellerJohn (Jay) Davison RockefellerBottom Line World Health Day: It's time to fight preventable disease Lobbying World MORE (D-W.Va.)

Luis Acosta, former director of both broadcast and LGBTQ media at the Democratic National Committee, is now national press secretary for campaigns at the Human Rights Campaign.

Kristine Fargotstein, who has served as the Federal Communications Committee’s detail to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications Technology for more than a year, is moving to USTelecom. She will be vice president for policy and advocacy.

Bob Stein, the president of the American Society on Aging, announced he is retiring after 12 years at the helm of the organization. Cynthia Banks will be interim head of the society, which has established a search committee to find a replacement.