Ogilvy's Davidson takes on battleground states for Clinton campaign

Linara Davidson has taken a leave from Ogilvy Public Relations to work on Hillary Clinton's campaign as regional political director for Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

Linara Davidson, via LinkedIn
Linara Davidson, via LinkedIn

NEW YORK: Ogilvy Public Relations VP Linara Davidson has joined Hillary Clinton’s campaign as regional political director for Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

She has taken a leave from the WPP agency to work on the campaign, she said in an email, declining additional comment.

Davidson is working across the three crucial battleground states for the Democratic campaign. After the Republican and Democratic conventions last month, national polls shifted decidedly in Clinton’s favor, but the race is closer in several so-called "purple states."

The race is tightest in Ohio, where Clinton is five points ahead of Donald Trump, with a 43%-to-38% lead. She also held an 11-point lead in Pennsylvania and a 13-point advantage in Virginia, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released earlier this month.

Davidson has worked as a VP at Ogilvy since January. Previously, she served in several roles in the administration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and as campaign manager on Pastor Mike Walrond’s 2014 bid for Congress and Cy Vance’s campaign for Manhattan district attorney.

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