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Klobuchar Taps Seasoned Md. Operative for White House Campaign

A seasoned Maryland Democratic operative is taking a top position with the presidential campaign of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). Lucinda Ware has signed on to be Klobuchar’s national political director, Politico first reported on Monday.

Ware most recently has been vice president of SWAY, a Bethesda-based Democratic media firm. She has also worked for one of Klobuchar’s many rivals for the presidential nomination, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttegieg, serving as his outreach director when Buttegieg was running to be Democratic National Committee chair following the 2016 election.

In the 2016 election cycle, Ware was political and outreach director for now-U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and has also worked for former Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) and for then-Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D).

Ware got her start in politics as a White House intern, working in the Office of Public Liaison during the Clinton administration.

Politico also reported that Fred Yang, the Democratic pollster with ties to multiple current and former Maryland Democrats, is serving as a research adviser for the Klobuchar campaign.

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