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