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A month after Sen. Bernie Sanders his second straight bid for the democratic presidential nomination, began his campaign announces important personnel decisions.
The independent senator from Vermont, on Tuesday officially announced a slate of national employees. The step emphasized, comes only four days after Sanders, to organize his presidential campaign would be the first in the history of the Union. And the announcements come three weeks after a major shakeup in the campaign, with several top consultants from Sanders’ 2016 White house bid heading for the exits.
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Among the announcements was on Tuesday that Faiz Shakir serves as a campaign manager. Shakir – who has to work managing the campaign for a couple of weeks ago – came out Sanders of the ACLU, where he served as national political Director.
Shakir succeeds Jeff Weaver, who managed the senator’s 2016 White house bid. It has already been announced that Weaver, as a senior consultant in the 2020 campaign.
Rene Spellman to serve as deputy campaign manager. Spellman, lock Sanders of the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) – is a veteran of the Sanders in 2016, where you as a national director of press trips and media logistics
Ari Rabin-Havt will serve as campaign chief of staff, the Sanders’ Senate office. He is also a one-time senior adviser to Ex-Vice President Al Gore and then-Senate majority Leader Harry Reid.
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Veteran labor and grassroots organizer, Analilia Mejia to serve as the national political Director, Progressive Change Campaign Committee veteran Sarah Badawi served as Deputy political Director.
Also formally announced six 2016 campaign veterans: Claire Sandberg, as the national organization Director, Heather Gautney, as a senior policy adviser, Arianna Jones as a communications director, Sarah Ford, as a deputy communications director, Tim Tagaris as a senior consultant, and Robin Curran as a digital fundraising Director.
Josh Orton, senior Advisor in Sanders’ Senate office – was named policy director. Briahna gray – a former lawyer, columnist, and senior politics editor at The Intercept – serve as a national spokesperson. David Sirota, an investigative journalist, as a communications consultant and speechwriter. And Georgia parks – who worked in Sanders’ Senate office, serves as a social media strategist.
At the end of last month, just days after Sanders and his campaign began, three of the top consultants, the beneficiary of the senator’s 2016 White house bid — Tad Devine, Julian Mulvey and Mark Longabaugh – parted ways with the 2020 campaign.
Regardless of the shakeup, Sanders came out of the gate in the strong position. He drew large crowds Biden to his first two rallies in New York City and Chicago, and along with Ex-Vice President Joe, who is likely to announce his bid next month, is in the vicinity of the top of the opinion polls.
The self-proclaimed democratic, socialist also raised a whopping $5.9 million in its first 24 hours as a candidate. This was the biggest fundraising haul of the 2020 democratic presidential nomination candidate, up there at the top of the former Rep. Beto O’rourke of Texas, the last week brought in $6.1 million on his first day as a White House candidate.