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Crist lands Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina

Jim Messina

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Jim Messina



Jim Messina, who oversaw Barack Obama's presidential runs, has joined Charlie Crist's gubernatorial campaign team.

Crist announed the news this evening via Twitter: "RT to help me welcome to the People's Team."

A Crist source tells the Buzz that Messina's role will be as an advisor and strategist. He will not be the campaign manager, a position Crist has yet to fill after his first manager, Bill Hyers, left before he even officially starting.

Gov. Rick Scott began to fill out his re-election team last week.

[Last modified: Monday, January 20, 2014 8:55pm]


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