Barack Obama has announced that his White House press secretary will be Robert Gibbs, and his director of communications will be Ellen Moran, reports The Hill

“That new addition is Moran, who is currently the executive director of EMILY’s List, an abortion rights advocacy organization that seeks to elect female candidates to office.

“Moran’s political experience runs deep. She worked on campaigns since Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D-Iowa) 1992 presidential run. Moran has directed independent expenditures for the Democratic National Committee in the 2004 election and ran a $50 million issue advocacy campaign for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2000.”

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