While the Republicans are throwing the kitchen sink at Hillary Clinton, she is quietly building a very diverse campaign staff, including hiring openly gay Robby Mook as her campaign manager. The Democrats understand the power of diversity, mirroring the changing American demographics.
Vermont native Robby Mook is the first openly gay man to run a presidential campaign in American history. He’s no slouch. He successfully ran Terry McAuliffe’s Virginia gubernatorial campaign against Tea Party favorite Ken Cuccinelli. In short, he should be able to deftly steer Hillary Clinton in dealing with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, who are also Tea Party favorites.
Mook previously worked for the Democratic National Committee and directed Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign in Ohio, Nevada, and Indiana, where she won the popular vote.
He also managed New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s successful campaign last fall, which ended the GOP’s 30-year control of that seat.
Robby Mook may not have a political science degree, but he has a history of success, which will serve Hillary Clinton well. So, while they sling mud in her direction, she is gathering a team of heavyweights, including Indian-American policy wonk Maya Harris, to take her into the homestretch.