Personnel note: Obama Campaign hires Brent Colburn as Communications Director

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Brent Colburn, who currently serves as Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, will be joining Obama for America as Communications Director in [March]. Colburn first joined the Obama team in 2008 as Michigan Communications Director and has worked on behalf of the Democratic nominee each presidential cycle dating back to the Gore campaign. Prior to serving at DHS, Colburn headed external affairs for FEMA. Colburn will join Ben LaBolt, National Press Secretary, in managing the daily communications.”

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