Longoria — who led Elizabeth Warren's campaign for the state during the primary — will answer to Biden State Director Rebecca Acuña, a longtime Texas Democratic operative who most recently served as a director of government affairs for PepsiCo, according to news reports.
Longoria worked on presidential campaigns for both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in addition to state and municipal races. She also serves on the board of Battleground Texas, the Democratic voter mobilization project launched in 2013.
Biden announced the new staff as polls show him almost neck and neck with President Donald Trump in what has long been presumed to be a deep red state. The campaign also spent big on a Texas TV ad buy, suggesting it plans to pursue the state more vigorously than Democrats have in recent presidential elections.
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