Biden staffs up in Super Tuesday states

Biden staffs up in Super Tuesday states
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFighter jet escorts aircraft that entered restricted airspace during UN gathering Julian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy FBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp MORE’s 2020 White House campaign has hired a handful of staffers with a focus on the Super Tuesday states. 

The campaign announced Monday that Biden has hired a director of Super Tuesday states as well as new directors in two of the states that will hold primaries on March 3 and the battleground state of Florida. 

Biden campaign aide Pete Kavanaugh told The Associated Press the new hires “are a reflection of the delegates at stake.” 

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“We’ve always viewed Super Tuesday and beyond as our path to the nomination,” he said. 

Molly Ritner, who served as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's political director, is Biden’s new director of Super Tuesday states. 

The campaign also hired two new state directors for the Super Tuesday states: California and Massachusetts. 

Jessica Meijía, who was a western regional director for EMILY’s List, is the campaign’s California state director. John Laadt, who worked on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE’s 2016 presidential campaign in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, is the Biden campaign’s new Massachusetts state director. 

And Jackie Lee, who has worked on a variety of national and state races, is serving as its Florida senior adviser. 

The Florida primary will be held March 20.