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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Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.