Under the Dome

Cunningham names his team

Cal Cunningham, who announced his candidacy Monday, has lined up a consulting team that he hopes will help him get to the U.S. Senate next year.

He has agreed to hire Murphy Putnam Media of Washington to handle his media, Rob Christensen reports. The firm has handled advertising for such Senate campaigns as Mark Begich of Alaska, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Tom Udall of New Mexico as well as such local candidates as Attorney General Roy Cooper and Congressman Bob Etheridge. Murphy Putnam also produced the half hour bio ad for the presidential campaign of Barack Obama last year.

Cunningham's pollster will be Anzalone-Liszt Research of Montgomery Alabama which has extensive experience in North Carolina. The firm worked for Kay Hagan's Senate campaign in 2008, for Cooper, for state Treasurer Janet Cowell and for Congressmen Health Shuler and Larry Kissell.

Handling direct mail will be Pete Giangreco for the Strategy Group in Chicago. He has worked a number of presidential campaigns including Obama, John Kerry, John Edwards and Bill Clinton.

These firms are in addition to the general consultants at Nexus Strategies.


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Re: Cunningham names his team

Look at all those national consultants! This is how you create a candidate. It looks like the only thing you have to do to become the presumptive nominee for the Democrats is to have no experience, a good suit, and not be Elaine Marshall.

Re: Cunningham names his team

I guess ole PPP did not make the cut for the pollster - I wonder how their polling will reflect such a cold shoulder - might see a jump in the approval ratings for Marshall and maybe even Burr...

Re: Cunningham names his team

He couldn't hire any NC firms?

Re: Cunningham names his team

Add Slick Willie to that and you've got the Snake Oil Dream Team!!

Re: Cunningham names his team

I think I've seen his team uniform before.

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