Schneiderman hires his 2014 team

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Eric Schneiderman. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced new hires for his re-election campaign on Monday, adding a campaign manager from Christine Quinn’s 2013 mayoral bid, and a deputy campaign manager who worked for Eliot Spitzer, David Paterson and Barack Obama.

To manage his campagn, Schneiderman hired Matt Tepper, who worked on Quinn’s unsuccessful mayoral campaign last year. Tepper also managed Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s re-election in 2010 after managing field operations for Cy Vance’s successful bid for Manhattan district attorney in 2009.

As the campaign’s deputy, Schneiderman is bringing in Rochelle Kelly from the A.G.’s office. According to a press release, Kelly spent eight years as “a rank-and-file organizer” with the New York Hotel Trades Council, one of the most powerful unions in New York.

Rich Dziepak will serve as deputy campaign manager. He did advance work for Spitzer’s successful gubernatorial bid in 2006 and served in the administration until 2010, when Paterson was governor. He worked for Senator Chuck Schumer from 2010 to 2011 and worked on Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.

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Already on Schneiderman's campaign team are communications adviser Peter Ajemian, finance director Jeffrey Pennock and state finance director Stephanie Rodgers.

Republicans have said they plan to target Schneiderman. No candidate has declared yet, but attention has focused on John Cahill, a top aide to former Republican governor George Pataki.