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Campaigns brace for their own #MeToo moment

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser / Axios

The freewheeling culture of campaigns is colliding with America's #MeToo moment. Last week revealed sexual misconduct issues with former staffers for Hillary Clinton (her 2008 campaign faith advisor) and Marco Rubio (his chief of staff, who was previously one of his presidential campaign aides and his Senate campaign manager).

Why it matters: These are two recent examples of a much larger issue. Many campaigns, often likened to startups, don't have human resources staff. Even on those that do, campaign staffers are unaware of what's available to them and how to report an issue if something happens.