James "Jim" Jordan
Jordan, who had run Kerry's campaign "since it began last December", had "also worked in Kerry's Senate office in 1999 when Kerry was contemplating and then rejected a 2000 presidential bid."
Jordan, "a well-known Democratic operative, was a spokesman for the House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton. He also worked on the Senate committee that investigated political fund-raising scandals in the 1990s and the 1996 campaign that elected Tim Johnson of South Dakota to the Senate." Jordan is also the former head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.