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 BidenFormer Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick Bloomberg rolls out M ad buy to boost Biden in Florida MORE has hired a former aide for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBloomberg rolls out M ad buy to boost Biden in Florida Hillicon Valley: Productivity, fatigue, cybersecurity emerge as top concerns amid pandemic | Facebook critics launch alternative oversight board | Google to temporarily bar election ads after polls close Trump pledges to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, designate KKK a terrorist group in pitch to Black voters 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 TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick MORE.

Biden has maintained his spot atop many recent surveys of the Democratic primary, competing against Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSirota reacts to report of harassment, doxing by Harris supporters Republicans not immune to the malady that hobbled Democrats The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Republicans lawmakers rebuke Trump on election MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOvernight Defense: Appeals court revives House lawsuit against military funding for border wall | Dems push for limits on transferring military gear to police | Lawmakers ask for IG probe into Pentagon's use of COVID-19 funds On The Money: Half of states deplete funds for Trump's 0 unemployment expansion | EU appealing ruling in Apple tax case | House Democrats include more aid for airlines in coronavirus package Warren, Khanna request IG investigation into Pentagon's use of coronavirus funds MORE (D-Mass.) as well as South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBillionaire who donated to Trump in 2016 donates to Biden The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - GOP closes ranks to fill SCOTUS vacancy by November Buttigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice MORE (D) in early state polling.