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Ro Khanna hires big campaign names for rematch with Rep. Mike Honda

Ro Khanna hires big campaign names for rematch with Rep. Mike Honda

Former Obama administration official Ro Khanna has hired a team of prominent campaign operatives for his rematch next year with U.S. Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose). Democratic consultant Joe Trippi, who helped steer Gov. Jerry Brown back to the state's top elected post in 2010, has been hired as lead consultant, the Khanna campaign announced Wednesday. Los Angeles-based consultant John Shallman will oversee direct mail efforts and serve as senior advisor. Khanna has hired Paul Maslin of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz and Associates to do polling and also has brought back Brian Parvizshahi as acting campaign manager and Steve Spinner as campaign chairman. Khanna, 38, who narrowly...

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