April 09, 2007

'08 Press Shop Staff Listings: Clinton

Continuing our series of press shop staff listings for the Presidential campaigns, this week we'll showcase the Democrats, beginning with Hillary Clinton.  If we have made any mistakes in titles, omissions, etc - please email me (matt.mackowiak@gmail.com).

We unveiled the Republican campaigns last week.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)
Based in Arlington, VA (Ballston)

Howard Wolfson - Communications Director
  Partner in the Glover Park Group's NY office, former Executive Director of the DCCC for two years, Communications Director for then First Lady Hillary Clinton's Senate campaign in 2000, Communications Director for then Rep. Charles Schumer's 1998 Senate campaign, Chief of Staff and Press Secretary to Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY).
Mo Eleithee - Senior Spokesman
  Founding partner at Hilltop Public Solutions, Communications Director for then Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine's successful 2005 Gubernatorial campaign in Virginia, Senior Vice President and Communications Director of the Thunder Road Group (America Coming Together) in 2004, NH Communications Director for Gen. Wesley Clark's 2004 primary campaign, Campaign Manager for Janet Reno's primary campaign for Governor of Florida in 2002, then served as Deputy Campaign Manager on Bill McBride's general election campaign, Press Secretary on Mark Warner's 2001 successful campaign for Governor of Virginia, NH Communications Director on Bill Bradley for President in 2000, then midwest regional Communications Director and Washington State Communications Director for the campaign, Deputy Campaign Manager on the winning Tom Udall for Congress campaign in 1998.
Phil Singer - Deputy Communications Director
  Communications Director at the DSCC for the '06 cycle, spokesperson for the Kerry campaign, worked the previous four years as Communications Director for Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), worked for Rep. Steve Rothman (D-NJ) and Sen. Robert Torriecelli (D-NJ).
Jennifer Hanley - Traveling Press Secretary
  Worked as Press Secretary to Sen. Clinton (D-NY)
Blake Zeff - Spokesman
  Communications Director for the New York State Democratic Committee since 2005, Communications Director for Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), started working for him in 2002 as Deputy Press Secretary, then Press Secretary, worked on Mark Green's 2001 campaign for Mayor of New York City.
Mark Daley - Spokesman
  Former Communications Director for the Iowa Democratic Party
Philippe Reines - Press Secretary, Senate office
  Former Communications Director for Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), former Research Director for NYC Council Speaker Peter Vallone's 2001 campaign for Mayor

(Some background from "Democracy in Action")

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