Tom Foley, a former ambassador to Ireland one of the handful of Republicans looking to challenge Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, has reportedly pinned down Gregg Keller as his his chief of staff. Keller, a vice president at Total Spectrum, ran the unsuccessful 2006 reelection bid of former Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) and worked as the national coalitions director for Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign. Doug Pike, a former Philadelphia Inquirer editorial writer, has brough Neil Oxman on board as an adviser. Oxman, along with former Politics columnist Doc Sweitzer, co-founded the Campaign Group, which will produce Pike’s televsion and radio ads. Pike is challenging Republican Rep. Jim Gerlach in Pennsylvania’s 6th District.Brent Blackaby (Blackrock Associates) [Ed. note: A recent Politics mag Rising Star!], Internet campaign
Rep. Artur Davis (challenger), Alabama Governor ’10 Sen. Barbara Boxer (incumbent), U.S. Senate – California, ’10 Sen. Patty Murray (incumbent), U.S. Senate – Washington, ’10 Sen. Patrick Leahy (incumbent), U.S. Senate – Vermont, ’10 Chris Kelly (open seat), California Attorney General, ’10 [with Debra Bowen and Mike Disharoon]
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Sen. Byron Dorgan (incumbent), U.S. Senate – North Dakota, ’10 Sen. Charles Schumer (incumbent), U.S. Senate – New York, ’10 Creigh Deeds (open seat), Virginia Governor, ’09 Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher (open seat), U.S. Senate – Ohio, ’10 [with Mike Disharoon] Bill Ritter (incumbent), Colorado Governor, ’10 [with Jamie Ruth] (h/t Roll Call)Have a staff move or new client for your firm? Let us know at email@example.com. Check politicsmagazine.com for new Coming & Going and Sign-up posts each day. Then look for our featured moves in the next issue of Politics magazine.