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E & E Daily: Senator’s spokesman heads to campaign finance PAC

Jul 07, 2016

By Josh Kurtz

Adam Bozzi, the longtime communications director to Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), left the senator’s office yesterday and is headed to an organization looking to reform the nation’s campaign finance system.

Bozzi is joining End Citizens United, a Democratic political action committee that wants to overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission decision, which opened the spigot on campaign spending throughout the country.

The PAC has endorsed almost 80 candidates for the House and Senate — all Democrats, and a combination of incumbents, challengers and open-seat contenders — who support enacting new limits on campaign spending. The PAC has begun running informational ads targeting congressional Republicans that it deems insufficiently committed to campaign finance reform.

Bozzi, who has been on Bennet’s staff for six years, sees his new job as a continuation of the work he has done for the Colorado senator. Bennet, he said in an email, has “made delivering for Colorado a priority and is committed to changing the culture of dysfunction in Washington. He’s also built one of the best Congressional staffs in the country, and I was privileged to be a member of it.”

“At End Citizens United, I’ll continue working to break the gridlock by attacking the root of the problem, our broken campaign finance system,” he said.

Bozzi previously worked as communications director for then-Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-Ariz.). He has also worked for former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove (D) during Musgrove’s unsuccessful Senate bid in 2008, and worked for the 2008 presidential campaign of former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) in Nevada.

No permanent replacement has been named for Bozzi in Bennet’s office, though Deputy Communications Director Philip Clelland will be filling the role on at least an interim basis.