The firm says it differentiates itself by standing “at the forefront of innovation in ... messaging creation and delivery applications,” including using measurement and tracking analytics.
Ex-Obama Advisers Team Up
Art Collins and Broderick Johnson opened a Washington, D.C.-based strategic consulting firm April 4.
The Collins Johnson Group will offer political, policy and communications strategies to corporations and executives engaged with the public sector at all levels, according to a press release.
Collins served as a senior political strategist on President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign and as a public liaison to Obama’s transition, and in 2004 he was a senior adviser to the presidential campaign of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.).
He most recently served as president and CEO of the Public Private Partnership Inc.
Johnson, most recently a partner at Bryan Cave, was an informal adviser to the Obama campaign and senior Congressional affairs adviser to Kerry’s campaign. He previously served as the Clinton administration’s House liaison.
Raising Dough in ’Bama
Will Blanton has been named finance director of the Alabama Democratic Party, Chairman Mark Kennedy announced Monday. Blanton, of consulting firm Hayden, Blanton & Associates, will begin immediately.
Blanton, a longtime Montgomery resident and Mobile native, has more than 14 years of political fundraising experience and has managed the finances of more than a dozen political campaigns, including mayoral and presidential campaigns.
“Will is a talented and experienced fundraiser,” Kennedy said. “This is a period of tremendous opportunity for the Alabama Democratic Party, and his expertise will be a valuable addition to our team.”
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Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.