Georgia 2020: Warren hires top state operative for prez bid

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign made a stir earlier this week by hiring a string of Georgia staffers, making her the first Democratic 2020 hopeful with a significant paid apparatus in the state.

The Massachusetts Democrat added another Georgia staffer in a national role on Wednesday with the hire of Dasheika Ruffin. 

She will work as a national adviser to Warren’s campaign to work with coalitions that focus on religious voters as well as females, minorities and LGBTQ in Georgia and other diverse states.

A former regional director of the ACLU, Ruffin led campaigns to overhaul criminal justice in seven states and later worked for U.S. Sen. Doug Jones’ 2017 campaign in Alabama. 

She’s also served as a top aide to U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, a Massachusetts Democrat and Warren ally.

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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.