Democrat Cheri Bustos, who is taking on freshman Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.), hired Allison Jaslow as her new campaign manager.
According to a report in the Quad City Times, Jaslow replaced Matt Larson, who led Bustos’ primary campaign before leaving by mutual consent. Jaslow left her gig as press secretary for Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) to lead the Bustos campaign going forward in Illinois’ 17th district, a top pickup opportunity for Democrats.
Jaslow is an experienced campaign operative. The Virginia native has plenty of Midwest experience, including in Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. The Iraq War veteran has also served as communications director for the Virginia Democratic Party and worked last year in the office of Sen. Jim Webb (Va.) before leaving for Berman’s office in January. She previously held stints at EMILY’s List and as a special assistant to the White House communications director.
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Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.