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September 19, 2014

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Harry Reid’s chief spokesman stepping down

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may have maintained his Senate seat, but his office is experiencing some major staff shifts this week.

First, it was the departure of his chief of staff. Now, it’s his longtime chief spokesman, Jim Manley.

Manley has been Reid’s first face with the press for his entire tenure as majority leader.

“Jim is one of the best communicators I have ever had the fortune of working with,” Reid said in a statement. “Jim has been the gold standard in his profession.”

He came to Reid’s office in 2004, from the office of the late Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy. He also served under Majority Leader George Mitchell.

But after 20 years on Capitol Hill, he’s taking a break, said Reid spokesman Jon Summers. He has not yet announced his destination — nor has Reid’s office named a replacement.

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