Schatz Campaign Honored By Campaigns & Elections
The Mellman Group is delighted to have won another Reed Award from Campaign & Elections Magazine (“Best Bare-Knuckled Street Fight Victory”) for Senator Brian Schatz’s 2014 primary victory.
We were pleased to share the award with a top-flight team of campaign professionals: Dixon-Davis Media’s cinematic TV ads reintroduced voters to their newly appointed junior senator and his tireless efforts to represent Hawaii’s values. Mission Control’s mailers delivered Schatz’s message into the homes of Hawaii voters in compelling fashion. Managers Clay Schroers, who helmed the primary effort, and Sarah Kaopuiki, who took the lead in the November general election, led the campaign, along with key support from Andy Winer, Erica Toler, Josh Handelman, Malia Paul and Chuck Freedman.
This marks the second time in as many years that Campaigns & Elections has given The Mellman Group a Reed Award for “Best Bare-Knuckled Street Fight Victory.” In 2014, the firm earned the same honor for its efforts to elect Mike Duggan mayor of Detroit.
Moulton Campaign Named One of 2014’s Best By Roll Call
While 2014 was a tough year for Democrats, The Mellman Group maintained its record of winning some of America’s hardest fought races. We are especially proud to congratulate Congressman Seth Moulton, who defeated an incumbent in his primary and went on to win a highly targeted general election in Massachusetts’s 6th District – a campaign named one of the cycle’s best by Roll Call.
Other Mellman Group victories this past cycle include Senator Gary Peters (DSCC IE), Whip Steny Hoyer, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (DCCC IE), Congressman Dan Kildee, Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick (DCCC IE), Congresswoman Annie Kuster, Congressman James Langevin, Congressman Collin Peterson, (DCCC IE), California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, and California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson (IE). In addition, the North Carolina House Democratic Caucus picked up seats in the General Assembly, knocking off four incumbents and continuing The Mellman Group’s record of picking up Republican-held seats every cycle for over three decades.