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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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.