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Politics Biden shuffles top campaign leadership after Iowa

22:35  07 february  2020
22:35  07 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Joe Biden is reorganizing his top presidential campaign leadership after a fourth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, elevating Anita Dunn to a role that effectively puts her in charge of the former vice president’s third White House bid days before the New Hampshire primary.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Somersworth, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola): Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event on Feb. 5, 2020, in Somersworth, N.H. © Provided by Associated Press Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event on Feb. 5, 2020, in Somersworth, N.H.

Two people with knowledge of the decision confirmed that Dunn would take on an elevated role, but that campaign manager Greg Schultz would retain his title. One of the sources told The Associated Press that Dunn will have final decision-making authority. The sources were granted anonymity to discuss internal campaign strategy.

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The New York Times first reported that Dunn would take on a new role, citing an email sent Friday from Schultz and longtime Biden aide Steve Ricchetti to Biden backers.

Biden had spent months leading national polls of Democratic primary voters. But he’s also faced persistent doubts about the quality of his campaign operation in Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two states in the nominating process. And his campaign fundraising has lagged behind other leading contenders, leaving him in a crucial phase as he tries to bounce back from a disappointing Iowa caucus finish.

Aides and donors have said for weeks that the campaign leadership is muddled, in part because Biden has an old-guard of longtime advisers, including Ricchetti, along with a younger generation of top aides like Schultz and deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield. Dunn splits the difference: She’s closer in age to Biden’s long-standing inner circle, but she comes more out of former President Barack Obama’s political orbit, making her a relative newcomer to Biden’s political operation.

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