Indian-American Medha Raj has been appointed by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as his digital chief of staff, a key role in his election campaigns that are becoming entirely virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States .
As such, Ms. Raj will work across all facets of the digital department to streamline and coordinate how to maximize the impact of her digital outputs, said the Joe Biden campaign.
“I am delighted to share that I joined Joe Biden’s campaign as digital chief of staff. 130 days before the election and we’re not going to waste a minute!” she said on LinkedIn.
Ms. Raj comes from the campaign of Pete Buttigieg, who has now endorsed Joe Biden.
The news was first reported by CNN, which, according to the news channel, is part of the Biden campaign’s efforts to adapt to an almost entirely virtual campaign brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
The United States is the country hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 2.64 million official cases and more than 128,000 deaths.
According to CNN, Clarke Humphrey, who previously worked on the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016, will act as the new deputy digital director of the Biden campaign for popular fundraising.
Jose Nunez is the new director of the digital organization of the campaign.
He’s from Kamala Harris’ campaign. Christian Tom is the new director of digital partnerships. Over the past few months, Mr. Biden has increasingly used digital campaigns and virtual fundraising.
A graduate in international politics from Georgetown University, Medha Raj received her MBA from Stanford University.
Joe Biden, 77, challenges outgoing Republican President Donald Trump, 74, in the U.S. presidential election on November 3.
Former US Vice President Joe Biden would officially accept his Democratic presidential nomination at the party reduction convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on August 20.
Given the coronavirus pandemic, the Democratic Committee of the United States National Convention (DNCC) announced on Wednesday its convention plan to broadcast from Milwaukee and across the country to reach all Americans.
According to some of the latest opinion polls, Joe Biden leads more than eight percentage points over Donald Trump.
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