Deval Patrick beefs up campaign staff

Deval Patrick beefs up campaign staff
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval PatrickDeval PatrickIt's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Top Democratic super PACs team up to boost Biden Andrew Yang endorses Biden in 2020 race MORE (D) has hired several key staffers in the wake of his late entry into the already-crowded 2020 Democratic field, according to a press email, released by his campaign. 

Two former staffers for now-defunct presidential campaigns are joining Patrick’s campaign, with Aleigha Cavalier, an alumna of former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D-Texas) presidential campaign, joins Patrick as communications director.

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Campaign manager Abe Rakov, who previously served as a senior adviser to the O’Rourke campaign, was the only campaign staffer already announced.

Samantha Joseph, former national operations director for Rep. Seth MoultonSeth MoultonHouse panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops Overnight Defense: House panel votes to ban Confederate flag on all Pentagon property | DOD report says Russia working to speed US withdrawal from Afghanistan | 'Gang of Eight' to get briefing on bounties Thursday Democrats expect Russian bounties to be addressed in defense bill MORE’s (D-Mass.) presidential campaign, meanwhile, will join the Patrick campaign as director of states, according to the press release.

Chelsie Ouellette, who served as speechwriter and deputy press secretary for Patrick when he was governor, will join the campaign as national organizing director. Porsha White, national political director for the voting rights group Let America Vote, will serve as the campaign’s deputy political director.

The hires come as Patrick, who has not opened any campaign offices and has missed several states’ primary ballot deadlines, starts at a disadvantage, particularly compared to another late entrant, former New York Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergWake up, America — see what's coming Bloomberg urges court to throw out lawsuit by former campaign staffers Former Obama Ebola czar Ron Klain says White House's bad decisions have put US behind many other nations on COVID-19; Fears of virus reemergence intensify MORE, who has his own billions at his disposal.