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By Bridget Bowman Posted at 4:21 p.m. on July 14, 2014
Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin has a new communications director as of Monday, Ben Marter, who is now the head of the Illinois Democrat’s whip press team.
Marter has worked as a communications director for his entire five-year tenure on Capitol Hill, having worked most recently as communications director for Durbin’s fellow Senate Democrat, Christopher S. Murphy of Connecticut.
Marter joined Murphy’s office in 2011 after leading the press shop for former Rep. Betsy Markey, D-Colo., where he had been since 2009.
Niels Lesniewski has covered the Senate for CQ Roll Call since January 2010, and more recently as a staff writer and resident procedure guru for Roll Call. Niels holds degrees in both government and theater but sometimes can't tell the difference between the two. @nielslesniewski
Matthew Fleming covers Senate leadership for Roll Call. Prior to joining the team in April 2015, Matthew covered government and politics for the Orange County Register. Matthew studied journalism at the University of Maryland and grew up in Northern Virginia. @mflemingsenate