Landrieu campaign shakeup: Manager is out

MELINDA DESLATTE

Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is shaking up her campaign staff, ousting her campaign manager and bringing in familiar faces from other successful races.

The Democratic incumbent is fighting for political survival, locked in a tough re-election bid against two main Republican challengers and targeted by the national GOP in their effort to regain Senate control.

Adam Sullivan has been replaced as manager with Ryan Berni, who ran the winning New Orleans mayoral campaign of Landrieu's brother, Mitch.

Sullivan will remain with the title of senior adviser.

Norma Jane Sabiston, Landrieu's former chief of staff and longtime political adviser, also will be working on the campaign.

Landrieu spokesman Matthew Lehner says the moves are similar to what was done in previous campaigns, bringing in "long-time, trusted advisers" in the final weeks.

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