Former Obama administration official Ro Khanna's campaign to unseat fellow Democrat Rep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose, is replete with staffers who worked to elect and re-elect President Obama, even though the president already has endorsed Honda.

General consultant Jeremy Bird -- Obama 2012's national field director

Campaign chairman Steve Spinner -- Obama 2012 fundraising "bundler" and national finance committee member

Campaign manager Leah Cowan -- Obama 2012 regional field director in North Carolina's capital region

Organizing director Anthony Nagataini -- Obama 2012's field director in Charlotte, N.C.

Consultant Larry Grisolano -- Obama's paid-media director in 2008 and 2012, managing TV, radio, Internet, direct mail and print advertising

Consultant John Kupper -- message/ad consultant to Obama's 2004 Senate and 2008 presidential campaigns; still advises Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Obama's former White House chief-of-staff, since helping him win office in 2011

Consultant David Binder -- prominent Democratic pollster and statistical analyst who did work for Obama's 2008 campaign

Consultant Lynda Tran -- was communications director for National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the Obama administration; earlier, national press secretary of Organizing for America, a Democratic National Committee project that mobilizes Obama supporters on president's legislative priorities.

Consultant Mark Beatty -- Obama 2012's deputy battleground states director