February 24, 2009

Woodhouse Returns to DNC; Finney Starts Consulting Firm

Brad Woodhouse will be the new director of communications and research at the DNC. Woodhouse is currently the head of Americans United for Change, but has just left that job to return to the DNC. He served in the communications shop of the DNC during the 2008 presidential campaign of Barack Obama but returned to Americans United, a liberal outside interest group, after the election.  Woodhouse has close ties to White House press secretary Robert Gibbs with whom he worked in the office of Rep. Bobby Etheridge (D-NC) during the 1990s.

Woodhouse replaces Karen Finney, who will be starting her own consulting firm. She told Jay Newton Small of TIME Magazine, "I'm gonna enjoy the fruits of having helped get Dems back in power now that DC will be fun again!” (Washington Post's The Fix column and TIME's Swampland)

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