WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has chosen a former aide to Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina to lead her campaign in the South’s first presidential primary.
Two Democrats familiar with the decision says Clay Middleton will serve as state director for Clinton’s campaign in South Carolina. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss internal planning.
Middleton has worked as a special adviser in the Energy Department and previously served as an aide to Clyburn in South Carolina for eight years. He also worked on Obama’s 2008 campaign in the state.
Middleton’s selection was first reported by The Washington Post.
Clinton is expected to announce her presidential campaign in April and is building organizations in early voting states like Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.