Monday, July 27, 2009

Poplstein to Run Nodler's Campaign

State Sen. Gary Nodler's congressional campaign is expected to announce later today that Chuck Poplstein will sign on as campaign manager, The Notebook has learned.

Poplstein most recently worked on John McCain's 2008 presidential effort in the Show-Me State, as the 72-hour director for the Missouri GOP. Prior to that, he served as a field director for Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign in the primary state of South Carolina.

Poplstein also worked in the field on Sen. Jim Talent's 2006 re-election campaign and was a legislative liaison at the state Department of Higher Education.

The hire of Poplstein ends speculation about who will be handling day-to-day activities for Nodler's campaign. Political operative Gregg Keller will be doing general consulting for Nodler, but is also running a U.S. Senate race in Connecticut.

Nodler is running against State Sen. Jack Goodman, auctioneer Billy Long, Greene County prosecutor Darrell Moore and Ozarks Technical Community College instructor Jeff Wisdom to replace Congressman Roy Blunt.

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