From NBC's Chuck Todd
The Clinton campaign, First Read has learned, has added some significant fundraising muscle as the campaign gears up for its big fall fundraising push.
The three new additions to their fundraising team include: former DNC finance director/John Kerry fundraiser Jay Dunn, former DSCC national finance director Diana Rogalle, and Lieberman 2004 fundraising adviser Fran Katz Watson. Dunn will have the title of deputy national finance director, reporting to Jonathan Mantz. Rogalle and Katz are joining the campaign as senior consultants.
The significance of these additions is twofold: One, they didn't sign up with someone else (does that mean these folks smell a winner?). Two, while the campaign has done well with their high-dollar fundraising, the second half of a presidential campaign is always tougher, so new blood (and contacts) is important.
By the way, are we going to see another mini-bandwagon push by the Clinton campaign to get other fence-sitters (either in the financial or political arenas) to get on board now?