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Posted at 1:08 PM ET, 03/ 9/2011

Va. state political committees hire with November in mind

By Rosalind S. Helderman

With the 2011 legislative election just around the corner, it's hiring season for state political action committees.

With the balance of power on the line in the state senate, the Senate Democratic caucus has brought in Virginia vet­eran David Brooks as fundraising consultant for the fall. Brooks served on Gov. Tim Kaine's 2005 campaign and then worked as finance director and executive director of Kaine's political action committee Moving Virginia Forward.

The Virginia House Democratic Caucus announced three new hires Wednesday, including Cianti Stewart-Reid as executive director of the group. She started with the caucus in December and has previously worked in politics in Nevada.

The Democrats also announced that Heidi Lynn Schlicher, a former legislative aide to Del. Joe Morrissey (D) is serving as the caucus' deputy director for member services and Jakob Stewart, a vet­eran of Texas campaigns, is serving as deputy director of operations.

Republicans too are keeping a close eye on November. We've told you about Attorney Gen. Ken Cuccinelli's plans to organize an effort to elect new Republican senators.

And Gov. Bob Mc­Don­nell (R) plans to be active as well. His PAC, currently headed by Republican Governors Association executive director Phil Cox, recently hired Paul Bennecke to manage McDonnell's involvement with senate races. Bennecke is the RGA's former political director.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | March 9, 2011; 1:08 PM ET
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