John Edwards Picks David Bonior as Advisor and Possible Campaign Manager
The political blog First Read at MSNBC reports that presidential hopeful John Edwards (D-NC) will name former member of Congress David Bonior (D-MI) later today as a senior advisor for policy and politics, and hints that Bonior may serve as campaign manager should Edwards become an official candidate.
Bonior was in Congress for thirteen terms (1976-2003) and served as Majority Whip and Minority Whip. He stepped down due to redistricting and lost to Jennifer Granholm (D-MI) in the 2002 Michigan gubernatorial primary. He is closely associated with labor and now serves as president of American Rights at Work. He is also Catholic and pro-life. He was in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War (1968-72).