Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee. (Richard Drew/AP)
Hillary Clinton's campaign is set to install an official who will take over the day-to-day efforts for the general-election race at the Democratic National Committee, according to several Democrats familiar with the change.
Brandon Davis, 38, will be the chief of staff for the general-election race and was introduced by Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook on Thursday morning at a DNC staff meeting. Davis served as national political director for the Service Employees International Union and is a former political director and deputy campaign manager for Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.).
The installation of a Clinton campaign aide at the DNC marks a long-anticipated takeover of the Democratic Party's core functions by the presumptive nominee as the race for the general election begins. In 2008, the Obama campaign installed Paul Tewes in a similar role. The change was first reported by CNN.
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Thursday, June 16, 2016
Hillary Clinton in Charge!
This should clarify once and for all who won, who is relevant, and who is in charge. Any senator who did not bother to stand with the Democratic senators last night spoke volumes with that silence. Being a Democrat is a full-time job not a hobby you can pick up and put down at will. Summer soldiers and sunshine patriots do not receive commissions and do not get to make battlefield decisions.