Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wilson Hires Her Former Chief of Staff as Campaign Manager

U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson has hired Bryce Dustman as her campaign manager, according to a news release that flew in a few minutes ago. He ran Wilson's Congressional office from 2001 until she left office at the end of 2008.

From the release:

A farmer by vocation, Dustman served U.S. Senators Jack Danforth (R-MO) and Conrad Burns (R-MT), and U.S. Representative Phil Crane (R-IL) prior to joining Wilson as chief of staff in 2001. He served as chief staff for U.S. Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA) from January to May of this year and was Communications Director for GOPAC, a national grassroots Republican organization from 1998-2000.

Earlier this year, Dustman was hired as chiuef of staff for U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Washington.

“Bryce’s first job out of high school was as a cowboy, and he ran his own farm for seven years before working in Washington," Wilson said in her release "He has a grassroots, small business perspective combined with political experience that makes him one of the best in the business."

In other assorted political news, I should have mentioned yesterday that the Teamsters Union has endorsed Eric Griego in his bid for Congress in CD1. So far Groego is the only declared Democratic candidate to run for the seat now held by Martin Heinrich, who is running as a Democrat for U.S. Senate.