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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.
Van Hollen hires former O'Malley operatives
Van Hollen hires former O'Malley operatives

Rep. Chris Van Hollen's campaign for Senate has hired two veteran political operatives that previously worked for former Gov. Martin O'Malley -- both of whom have deep statewide campaign experience. Tom Russell, who served as campaign manager for O'Malley's 2010 reelection, and Colleen Martin-Lauer, a well-established, Maryland-based fundraiser, have both been hired as consultants on the campaign, a Van Hollen aide confirmed. Russell previously served as director of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, which works to build policy positions for the party, and worked on campaigns in Michigan, Rhode Island, New York and elsewhere. He led the...