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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have hired Democratic pollster Joel Benenson, who served as chief strategist for Hillary Clinton's failed 2016 presidential campaign, as a consultant, according to a new report.
Benenson's company, Benenson Strategy Group, will conduct research for the couple's philanthropic undertaking, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Politico reported.
Benenson, a former top adviser to President Barack Obama, is not the first politically connected individual employed by Zuckerberg. The move has, not for the first time, ignited speculation regarding Zuckerberg's political ambitions.
In January, the couple hired David Plouffe, campaign manager for Obama's 2008 White House bid, to serve as president of the policy and advocacy board. Ken Mehlman, who successfully ran President George W. Bush's 2004 reelection campaign, also sits on the board.
Source: Washington Free Beacon