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Santorum also announced that his national finance chairman is Euse Mita, chairman of a mid-Atlantic property development company. Santorum also filed a fundraising report showing he raised just more than $700,000 in the third quarter.

"His work and success is renowned, and I am confident that under his leadership, our finance team will ensure that we have the resources necessary to not just compete, but win the Republican nomination," Santorum said in a statement.

Obama's Old Dominion Team

The Obama campaign hired Lise Clavel, the former campaign manager and chief of staff to ex-Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.), as Virginia state director, the Richmond Times-Dispatch first reported.

Clavel ran Perriello's successful 2008 campaign, worked for him on Capitol Hill and then managed his re-election campaign. She'll now run the president's campaign operations in Virginia.

Roll Call previously reported that Ashley Baia was hired from the White House Office of Public Engagement to serve as the campaign's Virginia field director.

SKDK Scores Another

Strategic communications firm SKDKnickerbocker announced the hire of Jill Zuckman as a managing director.

Zuckman, a former journalist, left the Chicago Tribune's Washington, D.C., bureau in 2009 to work for Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a former Illinois Congressman, as assistant to the secretary and director of public affairs.

"Jill is one of the most talented communicators in the Administration and we are delighted to welcome her to SKDKnickerbocker," Managing Director Anita Dunn, who left the White House in late 2009 to join the firm, said in a statement. "Her experience as a political reporter and as a close adviser to Secretary LaHood will serve her well as she guides a broad array of clients in need of strategic advice and executes detailed game plans for success."

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