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Franken Hires Campaign Manager for Reelection

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Sen. Al Franken has hired a campaign manager as he prepares for his 2014 re-election bid. Franken's campaign announced this morning it has hired Matt Burgess, a veteran of Democratic campaigns around the country. Most recently, he managed the successful campaign of New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, who was elected to the post last November. Franken says Burgess will be charged with building a grassroots campaign that will allow him to continue focusing on his U.S. Senate work. So far, no Republicans have announced a challenge to Franken, who was elected in 2008 by an extremely slim margin.