Across the Pond. United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown has tapped two of President Barack Obama's top campaign advisers to help him with his upcoming election. Brown has hired Joel Benenson and Pete Brodnitz of the Benenson Strategy Group, according to a report by the World Affairs Journal online and confirmed by a representative of the firm.
Benenson and Brodnitz served as the lead pollsters for Obama's 2008 campaign, in addition to doing work on dozens of top Democratic Senate and House races since the firm was founded in 2000.
Dog Days of Finance Season. Fundraiser Scott Dworkin has launched his own finance firm, Bulldog Finance Group, aimed at helping Democratic candidates and progressive causes. According to a press release from the newly formed firm, the group plans to specialize in "Internet marketing, social media networking, messaging and event execution."
The group reports that it has already signed on to work for Rep. Larry Kissell (D-N.C.), Young Democrats of America and candidates running in Florida's 17th district and for the Maryland Legislature.
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.