Democratic presidential candidate, former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke speaks at the Manchester Democrats annual Potluck Picnic at Oak Park in Manchester, N.H., Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

O'Rourke announces 1st campaign hires in early voting Nevada

July 22, 2019 - 7:16 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is announcing his first campaign hires in the early voting state of Nevada.

The former Texas congressman's state director is Marina Negroponte, who helped organize the Hispanic community for the civil rights nonprofit We Are All Human Foundation and worked in international development for the United Nations.

O'Rourke's early states director is Abe Rakov, who recently led voting rights group Let America Vote.

The campaign's Nevada organizing director will be Sean Hoey, who worked on Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign and at the consulting firm run by veteran Democratic strategist Jen O'Malley Dillon, who is O'Rourke's campaign manager.

Cameron Miller, who worked on Nevada legislative campaigns, has been hired as Nevada political director. Aman Afsah, who has been working for the Democratic Party of New Mexico, will be the regional organizing director in Nevada.

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