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Shop Talk: LaCivita Joins Akin in the Show-Me State

Galston also has Washington state experience, including a stint as director of the state party’s coordinated campaign in 2006 and field director for Sen. Patty Murray (D) in 2004.

“We are thrilled that Marygrace has joined our team here at New Partners,” Managing Partner Paul Tewes said. “I’ve worked with Marygrace in more than a dozen states, including the 2008 Iowa caucuses, and her background and experience in running cutting-edge campaigns will allow us to enhance and expand the services we provide to our growing roster of clients.”

Illinois Primary Brews

Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi announced a strong consulting team for his campaign for Illinois’ newly drawn 8th district.

The former Illinois deputy treasurer hired Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research for polling, Adelstein Liston for media and strategic consulting, and Mission Control for direct mail.

The announcement came shortly after the campaign announced raising more than $400,000 in less than six weeks and just as former Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth (D) announced she will be running in the new district as well.

Tong Picks Up Top Team

Connecticut Senate candidate William Tong recently announced raising more than $550,000 in the second quarter and signing a top-tier campaign team.

Tong, a state Representative, hired Marc Bradley as campaign manager; Jim Jordan, Miriam Hess and Jimmy Siegel as media consultants; Fred Yang of Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group for polling; and Kevin Mack of the Mack Crounse Group for direct mail.

Jordan managed Sen. John Kerry’s (D-Mass.) 2004 presidential campaign, is a former Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee executive director and is one of the leaders of the Majority Political Action Committee, a Democratic super PAC. Hess and Siegel worked on then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (D) campaign for the White House.

“Yesterday, I announced a major league fundraising total. Today, I’m announcing a major league campaign team,” Tong said in a statement.

Tong faces Rep. Christopher Murphy and former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz in the Democratic primary for retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman’s (I) seat.

Joshua Miller contributed to this report.

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