The addition of Henry means that both Kaine and former Sen. George Allen
, R-Va., have brought back trusted managers from their gubernatorial days with a proven ability to win. Allen's campaign manager is Michael Thomas
, who served as Allen's gubernatorial campaign manager in 1993. Thomas also advised his 2000 Senate campaign and is well-known and respected in Virginia political circles, so much so that the state GOP named
its Volunteer of the Year award the Michael Thomas Award. Allen's 2012 team also features other members of his 2000 squad, such as policy director Terri Hauser
and scheduling director Noah Rogers
Allen's spokesperson Katie Wright
previously served as deputy communications director for the Republican National Committee and press secretary for Allen's 2006 campaign. Kaine's spokesperson Brandi Hoffine
previously served as deputy national press secretary for the Democratic National Committee at the same time Kaine helmed the committee but did not serve on any of his campaigns for office.