Posted Online: April 30, 2012, 8:08 pm

Bustos hires new campaign manager

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By Eric Timmons,

17th Congressional District candidate Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, has hired a new campaign manager.

Allison Jaslow, a Virginia native, has replaced Matt Larson, who left the job by mutual consent, Ms. Bustos said. Ms. Jaslow previously has worked as a senior adviser for Rep. Howard Berman, D-Calif., and as a press secretary for Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va.

She is an Iraq war veteran and also has worked as communications director for the Democratic Party of Virginia and as a communications assistant with EMILY's List, a group dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to office.

Ms. Bustos faces Republican incumbent Bobby Schilling, of Colona, in the November general election.