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Biden Campaign Loyalists Fear New Admin Looks Like Obama Lineup

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By    |   Tuesday, 24 November 2020 01:46 PM

Joe Biden’s campaign veterans are dreading a new administration that will look too much like that of former President Barack Obama, Politico reported.

For some campaign loyalists, “There’s real doubt about whether they will be taken care of,” one unnamed Biden adviser told Politico.

“The Obama staffers are now cutting out the people who got Biden elected,” an unnamed senior Biden official told the news outlet. “None of these people found the courage to help the VP when he was running and now they are elevating their friends over the Biden people.”

Another unnamed Biden adviser agreed, telling Politico the criticism is “valid” and lamenting that “a lot of people are living in uncertainty.”

Politico reported Biden is seen as stocking his administration with campaign loyalists and “tested leaders,” including his announced chief of staff Ron Klain and secretary of state Antony Blinken.

But the Biden adviser worries the picks are a bad sign.

“People who were not part of winning the hard-fought primary were placed before people who were part of that,” the adviser told Politico. 

In a statement to the news outlet, campaign officials defended the process, saying “It is still extremely early in the process of staffing the Biden-Harris Administration and the people who put in the hard work to win will continue to be an integral part of the work moving forward."

Meanwhile, some loyalists await word of their place in a new administration.

“People are pissed,” the Biden adviser told Politico. “I think I’m going to be taken care of but I have not been taken care of yet. I am really interested to find out how you even find out how you got a job in this White House.”

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Joe Biden's campaign veterans are dreading a new administration that will look too much like that of former President Barack Obama, Politico reported. For some campaign loyalists, "There's real doubt about whether they will be taken care of," one unnamed Biden adviser told...
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