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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative hires Obama campaign mastermind David Plouffe
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan have hired David Plouffe, the manager of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, to lead policy and advocacy efforts for their philanthropic arm. The news of Plouffe's new role at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, as the organization is called, was announced in a Facebook post published on Zuckerberg's page this afternoon. Also joining the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is Ken Mehlman, the manager of George W. Bush's 2004 reelection campaign and a former Republican National Committee chairman from 2005 to 2007.