Fighting & Winning Statewide by Record Margins. Katie Merrill is one of America’s most successful vote-getting statewide campaign managers. She implemented the winning statewide strategy for California’s Prop 35, the anti-human trafficking initiative, that holds the record for winning the most votes of any initiative or candidate in California history.
History Making Direct Mail. Duane Baughman was the hand-picked mail strategist for the presidential campaigns of progressive champion Howard Dean and helped win 20 states in 2008 for Hillary Clinton. Baughman oversaw mail strategy for Mike Bloomberg’s historic mayoral campaigns. He helped elect the first woman governor of Kansas, the first woman mayor of Atlanta, and the first Puerto Rican woman in Congress.
Duane is the only American political consultant to have won a coveted Peabody Award and was nominated for an Emmy Award for his Sundance Film Festival winning international documentary feature film, Bhutto, about the life and tragic legacy of Benazir Bhutto, the first Muslim woman to lead an Islamic nation.
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