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October 27, 2013      6:09 PM


Johanson is a veteran of the DCCC and Tammy Baldwin Senate campaign. Some say it speaks volumes that national players are paying attention and Davis could benefit from that infrastructure.

From the Davis Campaign’s release:

“The Wendy R. Davis Campaign for Governor today announced Karin Johanson would join the team as campaign manager. A veteran of political campaigns, Karin managed the historic 2012 campaign of United States Senator Tammy Baldwin.

“Karin has proven that she can win tough races. She has taken on and beaten a full arsenal of failed leadership, despite millions in negative ads,” said Davis Communications Director Bo Delp. “Karin will be an excellent and outstanding addition to this historic and exciting campaign. We are honored that Karin will be joining us as we continue our fight to make the promise of Texas available to all families.”

Karin has more than 25 years of electoral and legislative experience, including: serving as Chief of Staff and Press Secretary to Congressman Steny Hoyer and as the executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2006. Karin comes to the Davis campaign from the Dewey Square Group – where she served as a principal.

As the executive director of the DCCC, Karin designed one of the largest congressional voter turnout operation ever, an effort covering 36 congressional districts. The Washington Post called her one of the key architects of the Democratic takeover of the House.”