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Eric Schultz

Associate Communications Director, White House (since May 2011)

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Why He Matters

As former head of communications at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), Schultz helped keep Senate Democrats from losing the majority in the very precarious 2010 midterm eletcions.

His work was recognized, as the White House recruited him in May 2011 as associate communucations director. He will focus primarily on oversight issues, relating primarily to Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-Calif.) subpoena power as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in Congress.

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At a Glance

  • Career History: Communications Director, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (February 2009-May 2011)Deputy Campaign manager, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) 2008 Senate campaign (July 2008 to February 2009); National spokesman, former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) 2008 Presidential campaign, (2007 to 2008); Press secretary/Communicaitons Director, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) (2005 to 2007
  • Office: 202-224-2447