WASHINGTON — Sen. Harry Reid has hired a strategist who has been involved in Democratic campaigns in the West to manage his 2010 re-election bid, his office confirmed today.
Brandon Hall starts work in Nevada on Feb. 15 as Reid’s campaign manager.
Hall most recently was a senior adviser to the successful campaign of Mark Begich, the mayor of Anchorage who won election to the Senate from Alaska in November.
Hall assumes a high-profile job to win Reid a fifth Senate term. Republicans have signaled they intend to work vigorously to defeat the Senate majority leader, whose poll numbers in Nevada have lagged, suggesting there is work to be done.
Hall has held a series of political jobs this decade, in Washington and in western states.
Before moving to Alaska, he was western regional political director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which recruits and advises U.S. House candidates.
In 2006, he managed the unsuccessful campaign of Francine Busby, who ran for the House in a special election to replace Rep. Randall “Duke” Cunningham in California. Cunningham had resigned after being tied to contracting scandals.
Hall also worked as Democratic caucus director for the Colorado state Senate.
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