Bleeding Heartland: Jennifer O'Malley Dillon will be the DNC's executive director
Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland
Congratulations to Jennifer O'Malley Dillon, who according to the
Washington Post is President-elect Barack Obama's choice to be the new
executive director of the Democratic National Committee. She will be
"running the party's day-to-day operations, including fundraising."
The job is particularly important because Obama's pick for DNC
chairman, Tim Kaine, still has a year to serve as governor of Virginia
and presumably won't be a hands-on manager at the DNC. Many Iowans
know O'Malley Dillon from her work on John Edwards' presidential
campaigns. She worked in field before the 2004 caucuses and was
Edwards' Iowa campaign director before the 2008 caucuses. After
Edwards left the presidential race, she became the director of
battleground states strategy for Obama's campaign.