11 January 2019 10:00AM
“Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has hired two senior communications aides for an expected presidential campaign, a sign that she is all but certain to join the race against President Trump and that her entry may be imminent.
“Ms. Gillibrand has recruited Meredith Kelly, formerly the top spokeswoman at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, to serve as communications director for her prospective 2020 campaign, two people familiar with the decision said. Ms. Kelly was part of the team at the House committee that helped the party capture the majority in 2018, overseeing the group’s media strategy during the midterm elections.
“Emmy Bengston, the former digital director for Gov. Gavin Newsom of California in his 2018 race, has signed on as Ms. Kelly’s deputy. Ms. Bengston, who also worked on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016, will lead Ms. Gillibrand’s digital operation. … ”
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