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Ruben Kihuen's campaign team includes at least three connections to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (above).

"Featuring updates from Washington insiders, tea party activists around the country and guest callers, the show is certain to contain important insight regarding the crucial economic issues facing America today," the group stated in an email. "We look forward to bringing the fight to the Obama agenda on the radio."

Resolute Is Atlanta-Bound

Resolute Consulting, a public affairs and strategic communications firm, is opening an Atlanta office and hiring communications strategist Dar Vanderbeck as vice president.

The firm, which already has offices in Washington, D.C., and in the Midwest, announced in a news release that Vanderbeck will manage the new office and focus on the firm's international development practice. Vanderbeck is a veteran of President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, serving as a field organizer in Florida. She most recently served as confidential assistant to the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Just In Time for the Holidays

Republican consultant Chris DeRose's book, "Founding Rivals: Madison vs. Monroe, the Bill of Rights, and the Election That Saved a Nation," was published Monday.

According to an Amazon.com description, the book looks into the only Congressional race ever to feature two future presidents, Virginians James Madison and James Monroe, and what effect the contest had on the Constitution.

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