Inslee adds former Steyer advisers ahead of possible 2020 run
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) has hired former advisers to Democratic billionaire philanthropist Tom Steyer ahead of a possible White House bid.
Inslee has hired two advisers who were previously with Steyer’s NextGen America, a climate change political action committee, a source confirmed to The Hill.
One of those hires is Sky Gallegos, who for the past five years was a political adviser for NextGen America and previously worked for former President Clinton’s reelection campaign. Gallegos also worked for Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreCNN coronavirus town hall to feature science author David Quammen, ‘Empire’ actress Taraji Henson Top Democratic pollster advised Biden campaign to pick Warren as VP Melania Trump to appear on CNN coronavirus town hall Thursday night MORE, former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) and former Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryThe Memo: Trump’s troubles deepen as voters see country on wrong path The continuous whipsawing of climate change policy Budowsky: United Democrats and Biden’s New Deal MORE.
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Ben Unger, who was previously a consultant for NextGen America, is also joining Inslee’s team.
Politico first reported the hires.
Both Inslee and Steyer have prioritized climate change.
While Inslee has not formally declared whether he will be running for the presidency in 2020, he has taken steps toward a run and has said he will make a decision by April.
Inslee has also hired Democratic operative John Brougher and Jared Leopold, the communications director of the Democratic Governors Association.
Updated at 9:14 a.m.