Monday, October 04, 2010

Rahm Emanuel Mayoral Race Update

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that former Congressman and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has been putting a campaign team together.
Staff news first: Pete Giangreco is signed on as the direct mail consultant--though he will bring a wider portfolio to the campaign. Giangreco is a veteran of scores local, state and campaigns and was a key member of the Obama presidential campaign team. Giangreco is also advising Illinois Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias.

The manager will be Scott Fairchild. Fairchild bio...

Scott Fairchild has worked for Congressman Patrick Murphy (PA-08) since May of
2006. He is currently his Chief of Staff. Fairchild managed Murphy's first re-elect and his challenger race back in 2006. Additionally, he was a Senior Advisor to the Bill Foster for Congress campaign waged to reclaim Speaker Hastert's seat in 2008. After winning that race he helped manage Foster's transition to Congress.

AKPD--David Axelrod's old firm--will be the main consultants handling media and other matters. As I reported earlier, AKPD vice president of political affairs, Buffy Wicks--one of the nation's top grass roots organizers--a veteran of the Obama presidential campaign--will be a player on the Emanuel campaign.

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