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Cicilline Names New Communications Director

Congressman David Cicilline has named Brandon Naylor his new communications director.

Naylor, who worked in the same capacity for former Congressman Dennis Moore of Kansas, has been on the job for two days.

A Topeka native, Naylor says he arrived in Washington shortly after graduating from Kansas University. He landed a job as Moore's executive assistant and worked for the Democrat for four-and-a-half years, eventually rising to the post of communications director.

Moore, who represented an affluent district on the outskirts of Kansas City, Missouri, announced in 2009 that he would retire at the end of the 2009-2010 term. His wife Stephene was the Democratic nominee to replace him, but lost in the general election.

Naylor replaces Jessica Kershaw, who left Cicilline's office in August to work for the Obama campaign in her native Ohio. Her tenure coincided with the firestorm over Cicilline's handling of Providence's finances during his time as mayor of the capital city.

Naylor will work for a Congressman who can't hope to accomplish much as a freshman in the Republican-controlled House, but has had some success inserting himself into high-profile debates over Medicare and Afghanistan.

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