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DNC taps veteran campaign hands for communications staff

DNC taps veteran campaign hands for communications staff

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Thursday announced it was bringing on a slate of veteran campaign hands to beef up its communications staff heading into the 2022 midterm cycle.

Among the hires are Lucas Acosta, a former DNC staffer who will rejoin the group as its coalitions director and senior spokesperson, and Brooke Goren, a former Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee regional communications director who is coming aboard the DNC as states communications director. 

Ammar Moussa, who worked on campaigns for Sens. Jon OssoffJon OssoffThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden launches blitz for jobs plan with 'thank you, Georgia' Biden marks 100th day plugging jobs plan in Georgia Georgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' MORE (D-Ga.) and John HickenlooperJohn HickenlooperLobbying world DNC taps veteran campaign hands for communications staff Harris casts tiebreaking vote to advance Biden nominee MORE (D-Colo.), is being hired as rapid response director, and Adonna Biel, who served as deputy press secretary for President BidenJoe BidenCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Manchin, Biden huddle amid talk of breaking up T package Overnight Energy: 5 takeaways from the Colonial Pipeline attack | Colonial aims to 'substantially' restore pipeline operations by end of week | Three questions about Biden's conservation goals MORE’s campaign in North Carolina, is being hired as deputy rapid response director.

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“We are thrilled to announce new additions to our team at the DNC,” said DNC Chair Jaime HarrisonJaime HarrisonDemocrats announce initial M investment ahead of midterms Santorum dismisses influence of Native American culture on US life DNC taps veteran campaign hands for communications staff MORE. “These new staff hires are among the best our party has to offer and will bring diversity, experience and strength to the Democratic Party. They will help us to deliver our message to the American people and expand on our success in 2021, 2022, and beyond.” 

“The DNC continues to recruit top talent to meet the moment,” added DNC Executive Director Sam Cornale. “Our success as a party will depend in no small measure on our ability to message to the American people.”

News of the hiring spree comes as the party gears up for a contentious midterm cycle in which control of both chambers of Congress will be up for grabs. Republicans need a net flip of five seats in the House and just one seat in the Senate to reclaim both chambers.

To protect its majorities, the Democratic Party is expected to rely heavily on a public relations blitz to tout Biden’s signing of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package into law.

The DNC started off the year strong, bringing in $48.2 million during the first quarter of the 2021, compared with $44.4 million for the Republican National Committee.