The long-time political consultants to Congressman Walter Jones are parting ways.
Rotterman and Associates has "severed their day-to-day relations" with the Jones Committee, according to Marc Rotterman.
Rotterman and Associates have helped Jones since he was first elected to Congress during the Gingrich Revolution of 1994, making his TV ads, setting strategy and raising money, Rob Christensen reports.
"At this stage in our career, our focus be primarily doing television ads," Rotterman said.
The Rottermans helped raise $8 million for Jones, the Farmville Republican. Jones won by an average of 64 percent of the vote.
"We wish him well," Rotterman said. "We think he needs someone to help him focus full-time on raising money."
Glen Downs, Jones' chief of staff, said the split was mutual decision. He said the Rottermans may still help Jones make some TV ads, but will no longer be involved in fund raising.
"It was a mutually arrived at decision not to have a general consultant," Downs said. "We still have a relationship."