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Iowa GOP Adds 3 to Communications Team

The Republican Party of Iowa hired three staffers for its communications team as it makes a play for the state’s open Senate seat — a crucial race in the GOP’s quest for the Senate majority.

Democratic Operative Kyle Gott Dies in Ky. Car Crash

Kyle Gott, most recently the campaign manager for state Rep. Alma Adams’ Democratic primary win in North Carolina, died on June 19 in a car accident in Kentucky. He was 31.

Dave Brat Hires Communications Aide in Virginia

Dave Brat, the economics professor who defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a stunning upset last week, has hired a communications director.

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The Winners Circle: Primary Campaign Consultants

And the winner of the best primary strategy is ...

Tillis Hires Spokesman for Top Senate Race

State Speaker Thom Tillis, the Republican Senate nominee in North Carolina, has named Daniel Keylin as his communications director.

Alaskan Senate Underdog Hires Former Bush Aide

Tom Intorcio has joined Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell’s Senate campaign as communications director.

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The Consultant Teams Behind the N.C. Senate Primary

Tuesday is primary day in North Carolina, and Republicans expect state Speaker Thom Tillis to garner more than 40 percent — just enough to avoid a runoff — in the Senate primary and advance to challenge Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in November.

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America Rising Expands Staff

America Rising, a GOP opposition research firm, unveiled a host of new hires Monday as it expands for the 2014 and 2016 cycles.

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.

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