Mark Zuckerberg hires Clinton's chief campaign strategist

Mark Zuckerberg has hired 's chief campaign strategist, fueling further rumors that he may be eyeing a future in politics.

The Facebook CEO hired pollster Joel Benenson's company to research for Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the philanthropy run by Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan.

Benenson has an impressive resume, running the Benenson Strategy Group and working with top Democrats, including and President Barack Obama.

The hire adds more speculation that Zuckerberg is moving into the political world, as a recent poll showed he would tie with if he ran in the 2020 election.

Mark Zuckerberg hired Hillary Clinton's chief campaign strategist, Joel Benenson to conduct research at his philanthropy, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Benenson's (pictured) hiring adds more speculation that Zuckerberg is trying to move into a political role

Mark Zuckerberg hired 's chief campaign strategist, Joel Benenson (right) to conduct research at his philanthropy, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The recent hire adds more speculation that Zuckerberg is trying to move into a political role

While Beneson's new role isn't fully described in detail, Politico reported he would be conducting research for the social media giant's non-profit organization. 

The mission statement of the charity is 'advancing human potential and promoting equality', which could apply to politics and policy.

Zuckerberg and Chan hired David Plouffe, Obama's 2008 campaign manager, as the philanthropy's president

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