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O’Rourke’s Team Is Making Inroads in New Hampshire and Iowa

Beto O'Rourke's chief of staff, David Wysong, spoke with former Obama staffers in both Iowa and New Hampshire.

By NTK Staff | 12.06.2018 @11:15am
O’Rourke’s Team Is Making Inroads in New Hampshire and Iowa

Outgoing Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D-TX) political team has started “fielding calls” from senior Democratic operatives who worked on former President Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns in Iowa and New Hampshire according to CNBC’s reporting.

O’Rourke’s chief of staff, David Wysong, “talked as recently as this week with a former co-chair of Obama’s New Hampshire organization, according to a person with direct knowledge of the phone call.”

The person who told CNBC about this call said that “the former Obama campaign official reached out to Wysong and offered advice on how to navigate the state if O’Rourke were to jump into the race.”

But that’s not the only call Wysong has had with former Obama staffers. CNBC also reported that he “has heard from Troy Price, chairman of the state’s Democratic Party. Price served as Obama’s Iowa political director during the president’s 2012 re-election campaign.”

“This is the phase for someone exploring a presidential campaign in that they’re doing everything they can to decide who they may want to run an organization and who they could turn to if he enters the race,” a former Obama aide who wasn’t named told CNBC.

CNBC’s story comes just days after the Washington Post reported that O’Rourke had met with Obama at his Washington, D.C. office shortly after the 2018 midterm elections.

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