Tom Foley, a former ambassador to Ireland one of the handful of Republicans looking to challenge Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, has reportedly pinned down Gregg Keller as his his chief of staff. Keller, a vice president at Total Spectrum, ran the unsuccessful 2006 reelection bid of former Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) and worked as the national coalitions director for Mitt Romney's 2008 presidential campaign.

Doug Pike, a former Philadelphia Inquirer editorial writer, has brough Neil Oxman on board as an adviser. Oxman, along with former Politics columnist Doc Sweitzer, co-founded the Campaign Group, which will produce Pike's televsion and radio ads. Pike is challenging Republican Rep. Jim Gerlach in Pennsylvania's 6th District.

Brent Blackaby (Blackrock Associates) [Ed. note: A recent Politics mag Rising Star!], Internet campaign

  • Rep. Artur Davis (challenger), Alabama Governor '10
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer (incumbent), U.S. Senate - California, '10
  • Sen. Patty Murray (incumbent), U.S. Senate - Washington, '10
  • Sen. Patrick Leahy (incumbent), U.S. Senate - Vermont, '10
  • Chris Kelly (open seat), California Attorney General, '10 [with Debra Bowen and Mike Disharoon]
Larry Huynh (Blackrock Associates), Internet campaign
  • Sen. Byron Dorgan (incumbent), U.S. Senate - North Dakota, '10
  • Sen. Charles Schumer (incumbent), U.S. Senate - New York, '10
  • Creigh Deeds (open seat), Virginia Governor, '09
  • Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher (open seat), U.S. Senate - Ohio, '10 [with Mike Disharoon]
  • Bill Ritter (incumbent), Colorado Governor, '10 [with Jamie Ruth]
(h/t Roll Call)

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