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Tue Jul 23, 2019, 05:45 AM

O'Rourke announces first campaign hires in Nevada

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is announcing his first campaign staff hires in the early voting state of Nevada.

The five staffers announced Monday by the former Texas congressman come months after other candidates in the packed Democratic presidential field announced their first hires in the Western state, with most of the top-tier campaigns boasting at least 30 paid staff.

O'Rourke, who has struggled to break out following his much-hyped debut in the field of White House hopefuls, has been relying on volunteers and traveling staff on recent campaign visits to Nevada, which has a nearly 30% Latino population and is seen as the first test of a candidate's appeal before a diverse electorate.

To serve as his state director in Nevada, O'Rourke has hired Marina Negroponte, who helped organize the Hispanic community for We Are All Human Foundation, a civil rights nonprofit, and who spent a decade working in international development for the United Nations.

Read more: https://lasvegassun.com/news/2019/jul/22/orourke-announces-first-campaign-hires-in-nevada/

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