Rodell Mollineau, a former top aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, has been named president of American Bridge 21st Century, a new political action committee and research organization formed to help Democratic candidates compete with a host of similar conservative groups that emerged during the 2010 election cycle.
Mollineau spent the previous four years running the communications war room for the Senate Democratic Conference and played an integral role for Reid down the stretch of the Nevada Democrat’s successful re-election campaign.
American Bridge 21st Century is a recently launched “Democratic Super PAC” and accompanying 501(c)(4) that will attempt to elect Democrats to the House and Senate in 2012.
According to a press release issued by the group, Mollineau “will lead the overall efforts of the Super Pac and its companion 501(c)(4) foundation to build a permanent progressive counterweight to the outside Republican groups that took hold of the electoral process in 2010.”
Meanwhile, Bradley Beychok, the campaign manager for ex-Rep. Charlie Melancon’s (D-La.) failed challenge of Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), will serve as the group’s campaign director.
The Dalai Lama greets House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., before a meeting with House leaders in the Capitol. The Dalai Lama was on the Hill to meet with members of the House and Senate and also presided of the Senate's morning prayer.