Plouffe vs. DuHaime

David Plouffe, who is expected to serve as Barack Obama’s campaign manager if he seeks the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, is well known to New Jerseyans as Bob Torricelli’s campaign manager in his 1996 U.S. Senate race against Richard Zimmer. He later served as Deputy Chief of Staff to House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt, and as Executive Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. If November ’08 turns out to be a contest between Obama and Rudy Giuliani, one small irony will be that both campaign managers will have worked against Zimmer in the 1996 Senate race. Michael DuHaime, who is running Giuliani’s race, was a recent Rutgers graduate when he volunteered on the campaign of his father, Passaic County Freeholder Richard DuHaime, a conservative who challenged Zimmer in the Republican U.S. Senate primary.

Plouffe vs. DuHaime