Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan has hired Lindsay Siler, the state director of President Obama's re-election campaign, to be a senior advisor on her staff.
Siler, who will be based in Raleigh, will oversee constituent outreach and engagement.
Hagan, who faces a potentially difficult re-election fight in 2014, is bringing on her staff someone with extensive political experience.
Siler worked for the Obama campaign in 2008, and headed Organizing for America in the state the three years prior to the 2012 campaign. Before that, Siler was director of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood Health Systems.
Hagan also named long-time aide Sadie Weiner as communications director. She worked in Hagan's 2008 campaign, worked on her Senate staff, spent several months in 2010 working in Sen. Patty Murray's re-election campaign and also worked as press secretary for Sen. Sherrod Brown's re-election campaign.