Saturday, September 01, 2007

"Rep. Adam Smith to be Washington state chair for Obama's campaign"

The Bellingham Herald (WA):
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Rep. Adam Smith has been named chairman of Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign in Washington state, Obama's campaign announced Thursday.

In a statement, Smith said that "Barack Obama is the right man for the job."

"We need a change from the divisive politics of the past few years," he said.

Smith will also advise the campaign on policy issues, including foreign policy and economic policy.

"U.S. Rep. Smith is a strong Democratic voice on foreign policy and works in Congress to help our nation fight the spread of terrorism," Obama said in a statement.

Smith is a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and chairman of the House Armed Services terrorism subcommittee.
Howie P.S.: I thought he already had this job. Wasn't Adam also in this role for John Kerry in 2004?

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Blogger Shaun said...

Yep, Howie, Adam was the state chair for Kerry, and provided really critical support in the earliest days of the campaign here in Washington.

It's a bit of a coup for Obama, in my judgement, and an interesting turn of events, as I discuss here.

8:55 PM  

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