Campaign Consultants? Ask for their References

Filed under: Pols on the Street |

Not much has been made of campaign consultants’ performances in this city over the years, but recent reports of some being sentenced for unethical shenanigans here and around the nation may soon end that.

Candidates, old and new, might soon be demanding to see, from those who seek to be their campaign consultants, not only “wins and losses” stats, but references from those whose campaigns they’ve handled, whether winners or losers.

Supporting this possibility is the news the other day a California lady who has been accused of “looting at least $7 million from dozens of candidates in her role as their campaign treasurer.”

Then, locally, comes the report a former State Senator is blasting a close friend for mishandling at least $100,000 from his PAC.

Some of our consultants are stellar and have been around a long time, but in recent campaigns, the number of consultants has increased dramatically, some credentialed and others not so much.


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