Menendez’s secret weapon: Danny O’Brien

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, who so far has not been asked to speak at the Democratic National Convention this week, has one potentially important ally in his quest for a speaking slot. His new Chief of Staff, Danny O’Brien, has spent the last few years as the Chief of Staff to U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden, leaving the Senate staff to become National Political Director of Biden’s bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

There’s no word yet if O’Brien, who joined Menendez last spring after Ivan Zapien left for a private sector opportunity, will leave the junior Senator from New Jersey and sign up for the Obama/Biden effort.

Menendez’s secret weapon: Danny O’Brien