President Obama’s Deputy Campaign Manager Julianna Smoot donated to Mark Alexander’s LD 34 State Senate campaign, joining a group of former Obama staffers supporting Alexander’s effort.
In addition to serving as deputy campaign manager in 2012, Smoot was White House Social Secretary, Deputy Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk.
This is on the heels of former White House Counsel Greg Craig hosting a fundraiser for Alexander at his law firm in Washington, D.C.
Alexander is running in the June 4 Democratic Primary against incumbent Senator Nia Gill (D-34).
Despite his love from Obamaland, Alexander appears no closer to securing the coveted Essex County Democratic line, sources say.
Essex County Democratic Chairman Phil Thigpen doen’t like Gill, but does not want to rile her, according to Essex sources.