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Aide bolsters Graham bid

By BILL ADAIR, Times Staff Writer
Published September 18, 2003

WASHINGTON - With his presidential campaign lagging in fundraising and public opinion polls, Sen. Bob Graham is sending his Senate chief of staff to Miami Lakes to play a key role.

H.W. "Buddy" Menn III, Graham's top political adviser, is moving to Miami Lakes on Monday. He will concentrate on raising money and will be a strategic adviser for the campaign.

The move signals a change for Graham. His campaign has mostly been run by political operatives who are well-regarded but have little experience with him.

Menn will remain on the Senate payroll as a part-time employee but will spend most of his time on the campaign, he said.

Steve Jarding, the campaign's communication director, said Menn would be a valuable asset.

"He's known the senator forever. He knows the senator's record, the senator trusts him."

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