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September 14, 2014

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Titus, getting down to business

State Sen. Dina Titus has announced a campaign team in her CD3 race against Jon Porter.

Here, via a press release we've cut and pasted and cut for space, some bios:

Manager: Jay Gertsema, involved in presidential campaigns since 1984 and most recently served as a regional field director for Hillary Clinton in Iowa.

Pollster: Anzalone-Liszt Research

In 2006, Anzalone-Liszt Research beat five incumbent Republicans. Anzalone was the pollster for two 2008 special election victories for Democrats in the South, Don Cazayoux (LA-06) and Travis Childers (MS-01).

Media: Struble Eichenbaum Communications

Karl Struble and David Eichenbaum have since 1994 helped elect 5 Democratic governors in red states.

Mail: Ambrosino, Muir & Hansen

20 Democratic U.S. Senators, 12 Democratic Governors and more than 20 Members of the U.S. House have used this firm.

Web: Proof Interactive

They've done online work for Senator Harry Reid, Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, the Nevada Democratic Party. Dan Geary is the man at Proof.

Annette Magnus and Michael Naft, veterans of the 2006 failed gubernatorial campaign, return to the Titus team. Magnus, a former public affairs coordinator with Planned Parenthood, will act as scheduler. Naft, who is a former development manager with the Nevada Conservation League, will act as finance manager.

As Anjeanette Damon pointed out last week on her blog up north, the governor's decision to call a special session could be problematic, because of a state law preventing fundraising before/during/after the legislature is in session. Titus is still a state senator. Damon says Titus is seeking a Legislative Counsel Bureau opinion, presumably one that would say the fundraising rule is for state offices only. (By the same token, as Damon notes, the special session will also impact state Sen. Bob Beers and state Sen. Joe Heck, who both have challengers this year. Allison Copening is taking on Beers, while Shirley Breeden goes up against Heck.

So Titus has a team. Will they earn her trust? A key question.

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