CNN - Robby Mook has been named executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, DCCC Chairman Steve Israel announced today.
A former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer, Mook will now run the campaign arm for the House Democrats as they gear up for the 2012 elections. Mook served as the DCCC's independent expenditure director since May of 2010.
"Robby has the right combination of experience, political know-how and leadership savvy to help make this the shortest Republican majority in history," Israel said in a statement.
Mook will replace Jon Vogel as DCCC executive director.
"I've had the pleasure of working closely with Jon since I first came to Washington. He is one of the sharpest strategists in politics today and I cannot thank him enough for his extraordinary contributions to the Committee. I will continue looking to him throughout the cycle as a trusted advisor," Israel said.
Mook now faces the daunting task of picking up those seats lost during his tenure as the DCCC's independent expenditure director in the 2010 midterm elections, when the Democrats lost their majority.
"I look forward to putting together another great team at the DCCC and working closely with our Members and candidates to win back the majority for Democrats in 2012," Mook said.
The National Republican Congressional Committee, the counterpoint to the DCCC, has yet to announce any of its senior staff.