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Pete Mitchell to head up Sen. Nelson's re-election campaign

From a press release:

ORLANDO - Gearing up for the general election in a little less than four months, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has named his campaign manager.

Pete Mitchell, 60, assumes the job today after going on reduced status in the Senate as provided by Ethics Committee rules.  Recently, Nelson named Marley Wilkes, a key member of his fundraising team, as deputy campaign manager.

Mitchell has been a fixture on the Florida political scene for three decades, the having been director of the state House budget committee and chief of staff for Nelson when Nelson was state Treasurer in the mid-1990s.

Nelson’s re-election headquarters are in Orlando.