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Democratic candidate for President Pete Buttigieg adds 30 staff in Iowa


DES MOINES – Today, Pete for America announced major staff hires on the ground in Iowa –– including hiring a political director, organizing director, data director, operations director, and two dozen organizers. By the end of June, the campaign will have over 30 staff including 26 organizers –– with more hires coming in the weeks that follow. These staff will bolster statewide political and organizing efforts that have already seen large increases in volunteers and support.

Quote from Brendan McPhillips, Iowa State Director, Pete for America:

“Since Pete announced his candidacy, we’ve seen a 20 times increase in volunteers in Iowa. Our ability to organize this energy in Iowa is central to the success of our campaign. That’s why we are fully investing in organizing efforts by building a robust and talented team that will resource, train, and channel this grassroots energy. We plan to engage Iowans where they are, in every precinct across the state.”

The organizing team will be lead by Kevin Groh, who has experience on presidential and statewide campaigns, most recently serving as Stacey Abrams’ GOTV director. There has been growing grassroots and organic support for Mayor Pete in Iowa. Volunteers and supporters have created their own Facebook and Twitter groups, they’re hosting their own phone banks and watch parties, and they’re recruiting their friends and neighbors to support Pete. New organizers will build on this strength by immediately getting to work on supporting, resourcing, uplifting, and increasing volunteer capacity in state –– with a central focus on relational organizing.

Julie Stauch will serve as political director for Pete for America in Iowa. Julie has decades of campaign experience in Iowa –– serving in a variety of capacities on local, statewide, federal, and presidential races. Her experience includes serving as Campaign Manager for former Congressman Leonard Boswell, Iowa Press Secretary for President Bill Clinton, Chief Public Affairs Officer for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, and most recently as Campaign Manager for the Polk County Supervisor, Angela Connolly.

Bailey Romans will serve as Deputy Political Director in Iowa. Bailey has years of campaign experience, including as a caucus organizer for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in Des Moines in 2015, and as the regional organizing director for the Iowa Democratic Party in Polk County after that.

Lala Xu will serve as the data director after working as J.B. Pritzker’s deputy data director in 2018. And Matt Harrison will head up operations in Iowa. Matt recently served as operations director at NextGen America and has served in a variety of capacities in local races in Pennsylvania.

Mayor Pete has been to Iowa five times this year, making 27 campaign stops in 14 counties. The mayor will be back in Iowa several times in July including for Progress Iowa’s Corn Feed on July 14 in Cedar Rapids and the AARP’s Presidential Forum in Council Bluffs on July 20.

Pete for America will make additional hires to the Iowa team in the coming weeks as the grassroots energy around the campaign continues to grow.

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This guy is going nowhere in Iowa and will run out of money. Out of the 30 some Dems running for president, not one of them will defeat Trump. They are just in this thing for other reasons.

The mayor of Whoville. Everybody walks all over her/him/it.

But he does kiss his husband at campaign events, that it something.

Pete the BUG for ruler of the WORLD !

Just another Democrat loser with nothing to offer.

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