Obama names liaison

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) named a top adviser to a retired Jewish congressman as his campaign’s liaison to the Jewish community.

Eric Lynn, who was a senior legislative assistant to Rep. Peter Deutsch (D-Fla.), will also serve as Obama’s adviser on Middle East policy.

While working at Congress, Lynn led a number of  congressional tours to the Middle East and advised members of Congress on homeland security issues.

Like Obama, Lynn has a community activist in Chicago. He has also been involved in a number of pro-Israel groups. He has worked and stidied in Jerusalem.

Most recently, he was an associate at Patton Boggs, a major Washington law firm.

Daniel Shapiro, the former Clinton White House aide and now a Washington lobbyist, continues in a similar advisory role

Obama is one of the frontrunners for the Democratic nomination for president.

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