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Shop Talk: Former DCCC IE Director Heads to Three Point Media

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Lowe, the independent expenditure director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, is joining Three Point Media as a partner.

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party re-elected its chairman, Ken Martin. In a written statement, Martin said his priorities will include getting Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken re-elected in 2014.

The party also re-elected Marge Hoffa as vice chairwoman, Jacob Grippen as secretary, Tom Hamilton as treasurer and Eric Margolis as outreach and inclusion officer.

Twice as Dwight

Washington State Democrats unanimously re-elected their state party leader, Dwight Pelz, to another tour of duty over the weekend. Pelz ran unopposed.

Vice Chairwoman Valerie Brady Rongey, Secretary Rob Dolin and Treasurer Habib Habib were also re-elected.

Forever Young

Stephanie Young has been named national press secretary for Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md. Young is a former spokeswoman for the Congressional Black Caucus. Most recently she worked on Obama’s 2012 Florida efforts and for the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Will to Win

The Republican State Leadership Committee President Chris Jankowski has named GOP operative Scott Will as the group’s new deputy political director. Previously, Will ran a statewide campaign in West Virginia and congressional races in Connecticut and Kentucky. He was also a field director in the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

Comms A-Prentice

Matthew Dennis has been named Democratic communications director for the Appropriations Committee. He previously served in that role in the personal office of the committee’s ranking member, Rep. Nita M. Lowey, D-N.Y.

Mark Prentice, a veteran of the Glover Park Group and Arizona Democratic Rep. Ron Barber’s re-election campaign, will succeed him as Lowey’s press secretary.

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