Campaign manager for Black a new face in town
Cliff Peale reports:
Steve Black's campaign for the Democratic nomination in Ohio's 2nd congressional district has brought at least one new face to town.
Campaign manager Dan Herkert first met Black in December. A native of Calhoun County in southern Illinois, near St. Louis, Herkert is a political junkie who connected with Black through a direct-mail firm.
The 26-year-old says his first political memory was walking a precinct with his father for Michael Dukakis in 1988.
He says he's "nevermet a better candidate" than Black.
"Having met him, I couldn't turn him down," Herkert says.
As for what happens after the campaign, he's non-committal but says he hopes to be working with Black until November.
"When this is over, I'll go back to Illinois and see where the next campaign leads me," he says.