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Obama for America, Charlie Crist alum Amanda Litman named Hillary Clinton 2016 email director

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Former Charlie Crist for Governor digital director Amanda Litman is heading to Hillaryworld as the Democratic field’s only real contender kicks off her campaign today in Iowa, Clinton’s 2008 Waterloo.

Litman has been named the Clinton 2016 presidential campaign’s email director, giving her a chance to put into practice her confident remarks at the end of the 2014 midterm cycle, a disastrous one for Democrats, but one that Litman says will help the Ds slingshot into victory in a more favorable presidential year.

“Democrats this cycle may have lost, but we raised the bar on what statewide and down-ballot races can accomplish online,” Litman said to Peter Hamby of CNN. “We worked together to innovate, test, share best practices, and build a stronger network and pipeline of talent.”

Litman also has served in the role of email writer in chief for the vaunted OFA program that shook up Democratic politics two cycles in a row, penning the electronic missives for President Barack Obama‘s re-election campaign.

Having survived and indeed leveraged into an advantage the great “Fangate” scandal during the 2014 gubernatorial debates between Crist and Gov. Rick Scott, we think it’s safe to say that Litman can handle the bizarre social media crises that will invariably attend any major political contest in Florida.

Although in her new capacity, she may bristle when it’s called “Fanghazi.”

Ryan Ray writes about campaigns and public policy in Tampa Bay and across the state. A contributor to and before that, The Florida Squeeze, he covers the Legislature as a member of the Florida Capitol Press Corps and has worked as a staffer on several campaigns. He can be reached at

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