Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager Robby Mook has landed a new job at a major network as the 2020 election cycle kicks into high gear.
CBS announced the signing of Mook as well as Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign manager Terry Sullivan as contributors Thursday. (RELATED: ‘Error’ Page On Trump’s Website Shows Hillary Clinton As President)
WATCH: Two new @CBSNews contributors – Marco Rubio’s former campaign manager Terry Sullivan (@OnBackground), and Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager @RobbyMook discuss tonight’s upcoming debate. pic.twitter.com/iSH1orOXEC
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) September 12, 2019
The 39-year-old Mook has been a veteran in Democratic politics for nearly two decades. In addition to his role as Clinton’s campaign manager, Mook also worked as a field director for former Democratic Vermont Gov. Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign and also worked for the Democratic Congressional Committee and former Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, among others. (RELATED: Hillary Clinton Comes Out Against Impeaching President Trump)
Mook also admitted in 2017 that he asked Clinton’s legal team to conduct opposition research against President Donald Trump, which led to the infamous Steele Dossier. Mook denied knowing about Steele’s involvement, but said he did launch an opposition research scheme aimed at Trump’s international dealings.
“I asked our lawyer and I gave him a budget allocation to investigate this, particularly the international aspect,” Mook said at the time.
Mook was also the first openly gay manager of a major presidential campaign in American history.