Sunday, June 08, 2008

Obama campaign names convention manager

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Senator Barack Obama today appointed Matthew Nugen, the campaign’s political director, to serve as his designee to the Democratic National Convention Committee. Nugen will arrive in Denver on Monday to begin working with DNCC staff and the Host Committee.

As the campaign’s political director, Nugen served as chief liaison to elected officials, labor groups, and political leaders over the course of the16-month primary. In his new role, he will be responsible for coordinating convention operations for Senator Obama, our Party’s presumptive nominee. - Obama Press Release

Nugen was in charge of Obama's superdelegate outreach program. A long-time DNC staffer, he helped Howard Dean win the DNC Chair's job in 2005 and was on the site selection committee that advised Dean on the selection of Denver for the 2008 convention.