What the Ice Bucket Challenge Can Teach Us About Political Fundraising

Unless you pride yourself on your cozy existence underneath a rock, you have likely heard about the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” which has taken the Internet by storm the past few weeks. If you aren’t aware, the Ice Bucket Challenge began as a viral campaign to raise money for ALS awareness and has spread rapidly across various forms of social media. Just how rapid has it been? The New York Times...
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Campaigns & Elections 2014 Rising Stars

  C&E 2014 Rising Stars Keep an eye on these 25 young operatives who make up our 2014 class of…   Since 1988, Campaigns & Elections has recognized the up-and-comers of the campaign world with its coveted Rising Star award. Over the years, Rising Star recipients have climbed to the heights of politics, launching dozens of successful consulting firms and guiding hundreds of...
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Campaigns & Elections: McCutcheon could boost candidates, parties

McCutcheon could boost candidates, parties  by Sean J. Miller / Apr 02 2014 The Supreme Court’s McCutcheon v. FEC ruling has already been labeled a “disaster” and “scarier than Citizens United” by some reform groups. But for candidates and the national parties, who were marginalized four years ago by Citizens, it may be a boon. The court’s decision to lift the aggregate contribution limits for...
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Wash Post: Tortilla Coast – Congress’s power restaurant w/ extra cheese

This article from yesterday’s Washington Post was interesting not only due to its fundraising implications but also for the unassuming honesty from many people in “the know” about how DC works. I hold many events at Tortilla Coast because it is economical (compared with other DC restaurants bar none) and because it remains the most convenient location. Also, great quotes from...
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KB in the News: Why Ann Romney Was Right – March 5, 2013

Why Ann Romney is right — a Republican rebuttal Read article via the Washington Post HERE   By Chris Cillizza, Updated: March 5, 2013 After we penned a piece on Monday titled “Ann Romney is wrong” that disputed her idea that the media bore a major share of the blame for her husband’s defeat last November, Kirsten Borman, a Republican consultant with Florida ties, took issue with the piece...
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