Franken hires chief of staff

Democrat Al Franken (or as his campaign refers to him Sen.-elect Al Franken) announced today he's hired a chief of staff for the Washington office he doesn't really have yet.

Franken's choice is Drew Littman, who has been advising him on his transition. Littman has most recently been the head of his own consulting practice, Littman Associates, and an adjunct professor at American University. Franken's office says Littman began his career on Capitol Hill 20 years ago as a policy aide for then-Rep. Barbara Boxer, and has since served as a subcommittee staff director and a Senate Policy Director.

Here are some quotes from the Franken campaign release:

Al Franken:

"With Drew leading our team, I know that my office will be able to uphold the Minnesota tradition of excellent and responsive constituent service. With his years of experience and his expertise in helping new Senators hit the ground running, Drew has become a trusted advisor and a valuable resource as I prepare to take office. I will continue to count on him as I work with Senators from both parties and the rest of our state's fantastic delegation to serve the people of Minnesota, make progress on President Obama's agenda, and move our country forward."

Drew Littman:

"I'm honored and excited to join Senator-elect Franken in Washington. Over my long career, I have had the privilege to work with many elected officials and organizations who believed in the same vision Al Franken will work towards as a Senator. I know that Al Franken is ready to serve and that he will work hard on behalf of Minnesota's working families. And I can't wait to help him get started."

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