Former Vice President Joe Biden is tapping the son of an early endorser to help run his general election campaign in Michigan.
Biden announced Tuesday that Ed Duggan, the son of Detroit Democrat Mayor Mike Duggan, would serve as his political director in the state. Recent polling shows Biden leading President Donald Trump in Michigan.
The hiring comes even though the younger Duggan, who serves as a senior adviser to the Michigan Department of Labor, has never worked on a presidential campaign in a senior capacity. Most of his political experience, in fact, appears confined to Detroit and heavily tied to his father’s influence.
In 2018, Duggan was tapped to run now-governor Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) campaign in Detroit proper. The appointment caught the attention of some because it came as a political action committee aligned with Duggan’s father was making heavy donations to Whitmer’s gubernatorial campaign.
Upon Whitmer’s victory, Duggan was tapped to serve as