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Biden hires Bernie Sanders' 2016 press secretary to advise campaign

Symone Sanders
Symone Sanders. Photo: Leon Bennett/WireImage

Former Vice President Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a political strategist and the former press secretary for Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign, as a senior adviser, AP reports.

Why it matters: Sanders, a well-known CNN political analyst who left Bernie's campaign in June 2016, has been highly sought after by several 2020 campaigns and signed on with Biden's campaign after a meeting a few weeks ago, according to AP. Her voice will add diversity to a crew of top advisers largely dominated by older, white men, AP notes.

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