Dan Shapiro joins Obama full-time


Dan Shapiro, who’s been advising Barack Obama on Middle East issues for most of the campaign, is now officially joining the campaign. The former Clinton administration National Security Council official will serve as senior policy adviser and Jewish outreach coordinator, according to a press release from the Obama campaign. Here’s the whole release:

Obama Campaign Announces Staff Appointment

Chicago, IL – The Obama campaign announces the appointment of Daniel B. Shapiro as
Senior Policy Adviser and Jewish Outreach Coordinator. Dan has been advising the
campaign since 2007 on Middle East policy and Jewish community issues, and now will
continue this work as a member of the campaign staff. He previously served as
Deputy Chief of Staff to Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), as well as on the staff of the
National Security Council during the Clinton Administration. He has also been a
staff adviser to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and former Chairman of the House
Foreign Affairs Committee Lee Hamilton (D-IN). The Obama campaign is reaching out
aggressively to the Jewish community through the creation of Jewish Community
Leadership Councils in cities around the country, and Dan joins National Jewish Vote
Director Eric Lynn to augment and expand this outreach effort.

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