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Upper Deck trading card company co-founder Bill Hemrick has signed on as Tennessee finance director for Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-Minn.) presidential campaign.

“His credentials as an entrepreneur are second to none, his devotion to conservative principles is unrivaled, and Bill’s commitment to ensure a strong America for generations to come makes him the right man for our team in Tennessee,” Bachmann said in a statement.

Hemrick started the National Fiscal Conservative PAC, a political action committee established to promote fiscally conservative candidates.

From Rubio to Romney

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney hired Bertica Cabrera-Morris as a senior adviser and Jay Demetree as Florida finance co-chairman and a member of the campaign’s national leadership team.

Both worked for Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) 2010 campaign, and Demetree is also currently chairing the finance committee of Florida GOP Senate candidate Adam Hasner.

DSCC Adds Policy Director

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has hired Anna Chu as policy director for the 2012 cycle.

Chu most recently served in the office of House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (Conn.), where she managed Congressional task forces on a series of policy issues.

Last cycle, Chu also assisted the Democratic National Committee’s Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders task force. She previously practiced law in San Francisco and served as a federal law clerk in New York City.

Nairi Hourdajian served as the DSCC policy director in the 2010 cycle. Hourdajian is now director of public affairs at the Glover Park Group.

Joshua Miller contributed to this report.

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