O'Malley Dillon, a deputy campaign manager for Obama's re-election effort in 2012, met with O'Rourke earlier this month in Texas before he jumped into the race. Since then, the campaign has raised more than $ 6 million on its first day and the former congressman from Texas embarked on a tour of a half-dozen states.
O'Malley Dillon, who is one of the party's sharpest data experts , has been planning to head a new data exchange operation for Democrats.
But she decided this week to work for the O'Rourke campaign instead, people familiar with the matter say, a Obama advisers.
O'Lourke, O'Rourke declined to comment on O'Malley Dillon becoming his campaign manager.
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O'Rourke's to launch without a manager already in place. Aides said he had been to El Paso for a couple of weeks, but he said: "I'm working on an extraordinary team right now, some of whom."
helped me in the Senate race that we ran in Texas, some of whom are new to this campaign, O'Rourke told reporters on Sunday. "I'm talking to someone who might be excited about this effort, but at the same time I say that," three-and-a-half days into this campaign. "
O'Malley Dillon, a founder, has offered the job to O'Rourke said of the Washington firm of Precision Strategies, has thus worked as a top political consultant for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Canada. She is a former executive director of the Democratic National Committee and worked on John Edwards' 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns.