Clark Hires Campaign Manager
Paul Johnson, campaign manager of Sen. Bob Graham’s unsuccessful presidential bid, was hired Monday for the same position in retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark’s campaign.
Clark spokesman Matt Bennett said Johnson would start Monday. Johnson is a veteran of several Democratic campaigns for the Senate. He also worked on the presidential campaigns of former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey in 1992 and Walter F. Mondale in 1984.
Graham, of Florida, exited the race last month, saying he couldn’t raise enough money to be competitive. Some Graham staffers went to work for Clark, who had entered the race shortly before Graham got out.
Clark had been without a campaign manager since early October, when Donnie Fowler quit the job.
Graham’s eldest daughter, Gwen Graham Logan, is joining former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean’s campaign as a Southern regional advisor and national surrogate speaker. Graham’s third daughter, Suzanne Gibson, is a fund-raiser for Clark.