David Browne is handling media, Marc Silverman of Thirty-Ninth Street Strategies is the pollster, Doug Hasson of Bridge Communications is running direct mail and Stephanie Mellinger is Cartwright's fundraiser.
Holden, a Blue Dog, is sticking with the consultants who have helped him return to Congress every two years for much of the past two decades: Alan Secrest and Joe Trippi. Secrest has been a Holden strategist since 1992 and Trippi since 2002. Sue Hothem of Benchmark Strategies is Holden's fundraiser.
Jessica Brady contributed to this report.
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