Obama Hires Progressive Liaison for Transition Team

This bodes well for the progressive community.

Veteran Democratic official Mike Lux has been tapped by Barack Obama to serve as an adviser and progressive liaison during the transition period, the Huffington Post has learned.

Lux, who worked on the Clinton administration transition efforts in 1992, confirmed the hiring but, citing a need for clearance, declined to offer further information.

The staffing move provides the Obama team with an important outlet to the progressive community -- a constituency from which the president-elect currently enjoys great support but one that has a wide range of priorities and will be holding Obama most firmly to his campaign promises once he takes office.
Nico Pitney is National Editor at the Huffington Post. Sam Stein is a Political Reporter at the Huffington Post, based in Washington, D.C.