O’Malley was Dillon, Biden’s campaign manager, after joining his team in March to garner support among most of his primary rivals. She helped replace a Knights primary organization struggling to raise money in the election of a general organization, which eventually made Donald Trump one-term president. She was the first woman to win a Democratic presidential race.
O’Malley will join Dillon, Ron Clann, who was announced as Biden’s incoming head last week, and Rep. Cedric Richmond, who tells CNN that Biden will leave Congress and join the White House in a senior role are supposed to.
O’Malley Dillon has long told friends that he had no interest in working in the West Wing after the campaign, but after working in top jobs on several political campaigns – including former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s 2020 primary campaign and both failed. Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns – Democratic operatives never served in the White House.
That historical tussle said that a person familiar with his decision turned him down. O’Malley Dillon, who played Jim Messina in Obama’s first term, is expected to get an operations portfolio in the White House.
She has held several top jobs within the universe of Democratic organizations, including a Democratic National Committee executive director and founding partner in Precision Strategies, a Democratic consulting firm.