Joe Biden’s New Comms Director Brings Campaign Experience

New fuel for the "Biden 2016" fire.

Vice President Joe Biden’s weekend meeting with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (whose endorsement is highly coveted among democratic presidential hopefuls) has many speculating whether Biden will run in 2016. And now, adding fuel to the will-he-or-won’t-he fire is his appointment of campaign veteran Kate Bedingfield to the role of director of communications.

Bedingfield, who most recently served as chief spokeswoman and vice president of corporate communications for the Motion Picture Association of America, is the former spokeswoman for John Edwards’ 2008 campaign and also served as communications director for Jeanne Shaheen’s 2008 Senate campaign.

Most prominently, she served as associate communications director and acting director of media affairs for the Obama White House before joining the MPAA.

While Biden continues to claim that he has not yet decided whether he will throw his name into the overstuffed presidential hat, he did say this about Bedingfield’s appointment:

“She will be a key adviser to me, a terrific asset to our office, and an important member of the entire White House organization.”


Bedingfield begins her new role today and replaces Shailagh Murray, who left Biden’s office in March to work for President Obama.

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