State Representative David Segal, who formally announced his run for Congress last week, has a small staff in place. Greg Ross, of the Washington-based liberal advocacy group Progressive Change Campaign Committee, is serving as campaign manager. And Rachel Miller, former execuive director of liberal advocacy group Rhode Island Jobs With Justice, is also on staff.
Connection Strategies, which has worked on Segal's campaigns and those of other State House progressives, is on board for polling and messaging work.
Segal has to be considered a long shot. But if his campaign shapes up as he says it will - lots of small donations, free from the tether of traditional donors - it will be intriguing to watch.