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Politicon 2017 - Day 1

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Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African American political strategist, as a senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign.

The move adds a younger diverse voice to Biden’s cadre of top advisers, which has been dominated by older white men. It suggests Biden is seeking to broaden his appeal to a new generation of Democrats.

Sanders, 29, rose to prominence during the 2016 campaign as press secretary for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. She then became a high-profile political analyst on CNN and is likely to be a forceful Biden Democratic strategist and former Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile called Sanders “battle-tested” and said the hire was “one of the best moves” the Biden campaign could make.

Sanders was recruited by numerous 2020 candidates, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Sen. Kamala Harris and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker. Bernie Sanders notably did not ask her to come back after working on his 2016 campaign.

Check out the full story at https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/biden-hires-strategist-symone-sanders-adds-diversity-bid-62627068

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