Biden hires Clinton, O'Rourke alum as campaign's digital director

Biden hires Clinton, O'Rourke alum as campaign's digital director
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Poll: Trump, Biden in dead heat in 2020 matchup Coronavirus pushes GOP's Biden-Burisma probe to back burner MORE has hired a former aide for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Hillary Clinton on US leading in coronavirus cases: Trump 'did promise "America First"' Democratic fears rise again as coronavirus pushes Biden to sidelines MORE and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke's (D-Texas) presidential campaigns to be his campaign’s digital director.

Rob Flaherty, who worked as a digital director for O’Rourke and as director of digital rapid response for Clinton's 2016 bid, confirmed in a tweet that he had been hired by Biden’s campaign.

“Excited to be joining @JoeBiden and co.,” he posted. 

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Flaherty also served as the creative director at Priorities USA, a Democratic super PAC, after working on Clinton's campaign.

News of his hire by Biden's campaign was first reported by Politico.

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“We are excited to welcome Rob to Team Joe, as we add more firepower to our already robust digital operation,” Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, said, according to Politico. “Rob is a creative, savvy digital strategist whose experience and skill will be a valuable addition to the team and our efforts to reach voters online.”

News of Flaherty’s hiring comes after Biden's camp unveiled an ad last week that received 11.9 million views on Twitter. The spot said the world is mocking President TrumpDonald John TrumpWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Coronavirus hits defense contractor jobs Wake up America, your country doesn't value your life MORE.

Biden has maintained his spot atop many recent surveys of the Democratic primary, competing against Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Poll: Trump, Biden in dead heat in 2020 matchup Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers, state governors talk coronavirus, stimulus package and resources as pandemic rages on MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike Democratic Senators urge FTC to prevent coronavirus price gouging Democratic senators call on FDA to drop restrictions on blood donations from men who have sex with men MORE (D-Mass.) as well as South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegReuters poll finds Sanders cutting Biden national lead to single digits Biden says he'll adopt plans from Sanders, Warren Buttigieg guest-hosts for Jimmy Kimmel: 'I've got nothing else going on' MORE (D) in early state polling.