Warren taps longtime aide as 2020 campaign manager

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren adds her pronouns to Twitter bio Biden leads, Warren and Sanders tied for second in new poll The Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants MORE (D-Mass.) has chosen Roger Lau, a longtime aide and Democratic operative, to manage her 2020 presidential campaign, The Hill has confirmed.

Lau, 41, has held a number of positions in Warren’s orbit over the years, working on both of the Massachusetts Democrat’s Senate campaigns, including managing her 2018 reelection bid.

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He also worked on former Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryJohn Kerry: Pressley's story 'more American than any mantle this president could ever claim' Schumer to donate Epstein campaign contributions to groups fighting sexual violence Trump threatens Iran with increased sanctions after country exceeds uranium enrichment cap MORE’s unsuccessful 2004 presidential campaign.

In addition to Lau, Warren chose another longtime aide, Dan Geldon, as her campaign’s chief of staff, according to a person familiar with the decision. Geldon is a former chief of staff in Warren’s Senate office.

The hires were first reported by The Boston Globe on Wednesday.

The decision to tap Lau to manage her presidential campaign is emblematic of Warren’s deep reliance on a tight-knit group of longtime aides.

“Roger and I have been together since my first days as a candidate for office, and it’s always been a fight from the heart. It’s what binds us together,” Warren said in a statement reported by the Globe.

“Roger believes in building a grassroots operation, and that’s exactly what we’ll do.”

The news of Warren's decision comes days after she formalized her 2020 presidential campaign, announcing at a rally on Saturday that she was officially jumping into the Democratic nominating contest.

--Updated at 11:39 a.m.