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New Leader for Kaine's PAC

Anita Kumar

Charlie Kelly will become executive director of Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's political action committee, Moving Virginia Forward, replacing Matt Felan, who announced today that he is launching his own independent fundraising company.

Kelly has served Kaine in various roles since 2005 and most recently has been the PAC's political director, facilitating campaign operations for legislative and local candidates across Virginia.

"I am pleased that Charlie will be serving as the new executive director of Moving Virginia Forward," Kaine said in a statement. "During my campaign and in our coordinated efforts that won back the state Senate, Charlie has served with great distinction and proven himself time and again. He has shown leadership and a real knack for getting the job done."

Felan will still be the PAC's chief fundraiser for Moving Virginia Forward, concentrating on raising money for Democrats in Virginia and across the country.

"Matt has a proven record of raising money in record sums throughout the country and particularly here in Virginia,'' Kaine said. "He was instrumental to my 2005 gubernatorial election, and I am grateful that he has decided to take on other important fundraising ventures. Felan Strategies will provide institutional fundraising ability that will build a network for our candidates and committees for years to come."

Felan also will lead fundraising efforts for House Minority Leader Ward L. Armstrong (D-Henry) and the Virginia House Democratic Caucus and the Richmond mayoral campaign of Del. Dwight Jones. In Michigan, Felan Strategies will represent Mark Schauer for Congress and Speaker Andy Dillon and the Michigan House Democratic Caucus.

By Anita Kumar  |  June 11, 2008; 2:42 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , General Assembly 2008 , Timothy M. Kaine  
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They shouldn't be called PACs they should be called MLCOs Money Laundering Corrupt Organizations

Posted by: Anonymous | June 11, 2008 8:21 PM | Report abuse

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