U.S. Senate frontrunner Kamala Harris is changing campaign managers and making moves to reduce costs, her campaign said Tuesday, after unusually heavy spending in recent months.
Juan Rodriguez, who has been the campaign’s senior adviser, will become campaign manager, spokesman Nathan Click said. He replaces Rory Steele, who the campaign said resigned.
Click said the campaign was making spending cuts involving consultants and staff but declined to detail them.
The Bee reported in October that Harris was spending campaign money nearly as rapidly as she raised it, with a large campaign staff and prominent fundraisers around the country.
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“Like every campaign, we’re making adjustments in alignment with our strategy to win,” Click said in an email. “Kamala Harris has proven herself to be one of the strongest fundraisers in the country this election cycle and our campaign is going to have the resources to win in June and November. We are making some additional reductions to our consultants and staff to put our campaign in the strongest position to win.”
Harris is bidding to succeed U.S. Sen Barbara Boxer in next year’s election. Also running are Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Orange, and a handful of Republicans facing long odds in this Democratic-leaning state.
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