Markey is staffing up in anticipation of a Senate special election.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced its 2014 staff assignments last week.
Matt Canter, who served as communications director last cycle, was promoted to deputy executive director. The committee added two additional communications staffers: Justin Barasky as national press secretary and Regan Page as deputy press secretary.
Returning staff include Executive Director Guy Cecil, Research Director Patrick McHugh, Finance Director Angelique Cannon, Digital Director Jason Rosenbaum, Chief Operating Officer Karen Hancox and Chief Technology Officer Jude Meche, who has served as the IT director since 2005.
Christie Roberts returns to the DSCC as deputy research director after serving last cycle as the research director for Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester’s re-election.
Achim Bergmann Baby
Achim Bergmann and Alex Zwerdling recently launched a new direct-mail and online communications firm called Bergmann Zwerdling Direct. “We’re a couple of recovering campaign managers who just want to win,” they wrote in a press release.
Bergmann has worked for the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Governors Association and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Zwerdling is a former political director for House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., and a veteran of the DCCC’s 2008 independent expenditure arm.
A New FLOTUS Operandi
SKDKnickerbocker has hired Olivia Alair, who was first lady Michelle Obama’s press secretary during the 2012 campaign. She will work in the company’s public affairs and crisis communications division.
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