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Murphy has worked for Tester since July 2006, when he left his job as a top TV producer in Billings to join Testerís campaign. Murphy worked in TV journalism for almost six years before making the jump to work in politics.

House Campaign Pieces

California Rep. Pete Stark, who is facing a Democratic primary challenge in a redrawn district, recently announced a series of high-profile endorsements, a retooled campaign website and his consulting team.

Leading his team is consultant Alex Tourk of Ground Floor Public Affairs. Starkís pollster is John Fairbank of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates; his fundraiser is Michael Fraioli of Fraioli & Associates; Trilogy Interactive is handling Web strategy; and Jason Teramoto is field director. ...

Michigan Rep. Gary Peters (D) has hired Brian Love as campaign manager.

Love most recently served as a field organizer for the Michigan state House Democratic Caucus, and he previously was urban and external affairs director for the Michigan state House. ...

Former state Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D) hired Russell Griffin to direct field operations for her campaign in Connecticutís open-seat 5th district race.

The veteran field director served in the same role for Houston Mayor Annise Parkerís re-election last year, former Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Jari Askinsí 2010 gubernatorial bid and Rep. Donna Edwardsí (D-Md.) 2008 primary victory over then-Rep. Albert Wynn.

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