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Florida Special: Meet the Consulting Teams

The special-election primary in the race to replace former Rep. Trey Radel is only a week away. The Republican field is crowded — three organized candidates are in the mix — and as a result state and national consultants are involved.

Consultants Win Pollie Awards, Candidates Staff Up

The American Association of Political Consultants met in San Diego over the weekend for its annual conference and “Pollie Awards.”

Democratic National Committee Promotes 4 Women

Democratic National Committee CEO Amy Dacey announced four internal promotions on Monday.

Iowa GOP Chairman Leaves, Causing More Chaos

Iowa Republicans are on the hunt for a new leader after their controversial chairman, A.J. Spiker, stepped down from his position over the weekend.

NRCC Names Independent Expenditure Director

Rich Dunn will serve as independent expenditure director for the National Republican Congressional Committee in the 2014 midterms, NRCC Executive Director Liesl Hickey announced Monday.

New Opportunity for Political Work in Beverly Hills

California, here they come.

Clinton Hands Join Campaign to Replace Waxman

Just two weeks after longtime Rep. Henry A. Waxman announced his retirement, at least one campaign is moving quickly to build a campaign infrastructure to win the California Democrat’s seat.

Democratic Super PAC Brings Back Old Hand

House Majority PAC, a super PAC dedicated to electing Democrats to the House, announced Monday that operative Jarrod Backous will return to the organization as a senior political desk.

Club for Growth Action Hires Blacklisted Firm

The Club for Growth’s political action arm announced Friday that it has added Jamestown Associates, a media firm that the GOP’s House and Senate campaign arms have reportedly blacklisted, to its media production team.

DCCC Hires New National Spokesman

Josh Schwerin recently returned to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as national press secretary, after a serving as a spokesman on now-Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s successful Virginia campaign.

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GOP Firm Picks Up Another NRCC Staffer

National Republican Congressional Committee operative Kayla Sulzer is headed to the polling division of GOP consulting firm OnMessage Inc.

Washington Democratic Party Chairman Race Escalates

Democratic operative Nancy Biery abruptly withdrew Thursday from Washington’s upcoming race for state party chairman.

Ohio Democratic Party Staffer Dies

A longtime staffer at the Ohio Democratic Party, David Duffey, died on Dec. 4.

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Hypercompetitive Politicans Dominate N.Y. Dem Bench

Empire State politics features some of the most cutthroat competition — and personalities — in the country. In other words: Political ambition is a New York state of mind.

Republican Gets Top Florida Team for Special Election

Within weeks of announcing his bid to replace the late Rep. C.W. Bill Young, GOP lobbyist David Jolly has swiftly put in place a campaign team with deep political experience in the Sunshine State.

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Democrats' Mission in N.M.: Breaking Steve Pearce

In the Land of Enchantment, candidates matter. Both parties can rout statewide in New Mexico and, as a result, operatives emphasize grooming their up-and-coming talent.

Washington State Democrats Look for New Leader

A former aide to Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., made a splashy pitch last week to Evergreen State Democrats to be their new state party chairwoman.

American Bridge Announces New Campaign

American Bridge, a Democratic opposition research super PAC, unveiled its new Correct the Record campaign last week.

Wendy Davis Hires Top Democratic Operative

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis announced Monday that top Democratic operative Karin Johanson will manage her 2014 gubernatorial campaign.

Massachusetts Democrats Pick New Chairman

The Massachusetts Democratic State Committee elected last week state Sen. Thomas McGee as the new party leader.

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