POLITICO: PLAYBOOK POWER BRIEFING: Buffy Wicks jumping into politics

May 30, 2017 | In the News

OBAMA ALUMNI — BUFFY WICKS, one of the architects of the 2008 and 2012 Obama campaigns’ grassroots organization, is jumping into politics. She’s running for a California Assembly seat in the East Bay, one of the bluest in the state. More from our California Playbook colleagues Carla Marinucci and David Siders: “With 18 months until the 2018 elections, Wicks’ entry into politics comes at a time when Obama himself is calling on young Democratic activists to revitalize their party and step forward to run for office. And it also comes as women’s groups have expressed concern about the dismal numbers of women in the California State legislature — now at just 22 percent, a 20-year low. And only 5 percent are women with young children. …

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