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Meet Dave Brat's 23-year-old campaign manager

You've probably heard of Dave Brat by now. He's the economics professor who just made history by being the first person to beat a House majority leader in a primary.

But you might not know about Zachary Werrell, his campaign manager who turned 23 last month, interviewed for the gig at a Panera restaurant and has been sleeping on the couch of his mentor. Werrell spoke with the Washington Examiner over the phone from the boisterous Brat victory party. Here are highlights from that conversation:

On what stands out about Brat from the campaign trail:

“He’s just a very happy, nice, affable person. When you see him, you don’t get any bad vibes. He’s just a very positive, upbeat person.”


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