The Democratic Party of Virginia announced Thursday that Keren Charles Dongo will lead its effort to elect Democrats up and down the Virginia ballot this year.

Dongo, who will become director of the Democratic Coordinated Campaign, which is working to elect President Obama, former governor Tim Kaine to the U.S. Senate and Democratic congressmen. (Yes, Kaine faces two others in a primary, but the party mentions only him).

Dongo served as political director for Terry McAuliffe's 2009 gubernatorial campaign, the outreach and political director of the 2008 Democratic Coordinated Campaign and as an adviser to U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.).

 “The Democratic Party of Virginia is committed to building an unprecedented grassroots campaign in support of President Obama, Governor Kaine and the rest of our ticket, and today's announcement is a step in the right direction,’’ said Brian Moran, party chairman. Republicans introduced the chairman of VA Victory 2012 back in September — Pete Snyder, founder of New Media Strategies and a nationally known pollster.