Posted at 3:00 PM on September 29, 2006
by Tom Scheck
Here's the release:
KLOBUCHAR GAINS KEY STAFF FOR FINAL STRETCH
As U.S. Senate candidate and County Attorney Amy Klobuchar made the final stop on her tour to every one of Minnesota's 87 counties, her campaign announced two major additions to its core campaign staff. Gearing up for the final stretch, the campaign will gain Jeff Blodgett, former Campaign Manager for Senator Paul Wellstone, and Bob Hume, currently Communications Director for Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman.
"Jeff Blodgett has a history of leading massive grassroots campaigns, unmatched political experience and a deep commitment to our state," said Klobuchar Campaign Manager, Ben Goldfarb. "Bob Hume brings extensive political communications experience with the perspective of a lifelong Minnesotan. We are thrilled that Blodgett and Hume are joining our team, they will fuel our momentum heading into October and onto Election Day."
Jeff Blodgett, the former Campaign Manager for U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, will serve as a senior advisor. Blodgett will be taking a leave from Wellstone Action, where he currently serves as Executive Director. He will join the campaign next week. Bob Hume, who is on leave from his position as Communications Director in Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman's office, will join the Klobuchar Campaign as Communications Director.
It is good that Jeff Blodgett is helping Amy K. He has done fine work and will be a positive in the campaign. Amy and Lori will only add to the honorable and world wide admiration of Democrats who ho;d office in Minnesota, It's a glorious history and now we have two intelligent and srrong women running just when we need them. YES!!! JR