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Clinton Campaign Picks Hill Vet as Congressional Liaison

Keefe, pictured here in 2009. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday picked Maura Keefe, a long-time Capitol Hill veteran with more than than 20 years of presidential campaign experience, as her new director of congressional affairs.  

Keefe, who most recently served as chief of staff to New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, joins the Hillary for America staff tasked with bolstering Clinton’s presence in Washington, D.C. Keefe’s path to presidential politics began during the 1992 race, a pivotal year for the Clinton family. But she did not work Bill Clinton's campaign. According to LegiStorm, Keefe handled media relations for former Sen. Bob Kerrey's unsuccessful bid. Four years later, she worked on Bill Clinton's re-election campaign. And in 2004, she joined Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry's unsuccessful bid for the White House.  

In addition to Shaheen, Keefe also worked for Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro as press secretary and chief of staff.  

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