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White House Liaison to Black Voters Quits

White House Liaison to Black Voters Trey Baker left the administration on Monday, the White House confirmed.

Baker was a senior White House adviser on public engagement and left the administration to work at the law firm Barnes & Thornburg as an associate. He will be based in the Washington office.

Bloomberg broke the news for the first time.

Baker served as the National Director of African-American Engagement during Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, when he managed the campaign’s outreach plan to black voters.

Prior to joining President Biden, he worked for nearly three years as city manager of Grenada, Miss., and previously served as a legislative aide and attorney to Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.).

Biden won black voters in the 2020 presidential election with 92% of the vote, according to the Pew Research Center. A June poll, however, showed that while black voter support for Biden remains the highest among most demographics, it has weakened since he took office.

Organizers have warned Democrats not to take black voters for granted ahead of this midterm election and fear the party is not listening to community concerns.

Black voters have expressed frustration that Democrats are neglecting them until it’s too late, and that growing discontent could have an outsized impact on the party this election year.