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HDMK Announces Restructuring

WASHINGTON, DC – HDMK partners Terry Holt and Trent Duffy of the Washington-based strategic communications, public affairs and lobbying consulting firm, today announced that the firm has completed a long-planned reorganization and is elevating Michael Hacker to the position of partner.

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WSJ: GOP Needs Spokesperson to Cut Through Media

Written by John Nolte Source: Click for original post Smarting from defeat by Barack Obama’s made-in-Silicon-Valley messaging network, congressional Republicans in Washington are getting tutorials to bring them into a Twitterized world. I have a simpler idea: First join the

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Bigger Bang Expected From Ryan-Biden Bout

by Janet Hook Click to read the orginal article    When Rep. Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden debate Thursday night as their parties' vice presidential nominees, there will likely be more fireworks than when their running mates met

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Mitt Romney must prove that debate performance was the real him

by Philip Rucker Click to read the orginal article    FISHERSVILLE, Va. — Mitt Romney's challenge, with less than five weeks until Election Day, is to convince voters that the steady, decisive, in-command competitor who showed up for the first

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HDMK Hires Former Fox News Producer

Second Major Expansion as Public Affairs Firm Continues to Grow WASHINGTON – To meet the needs of steady growth in the company's strategic communications and public affairs client base, HDMK announces they have added former Fox News producer Christin Fernandez as

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Top Democratic Leadership Aide Mike Hacker to Join HDMK as Senior Vice President

WASHINGTON, DC – HDMK today announced that Mike Hacker, the long-time House Democratic leadership aide and party operative, will join the firm as Senior Vice President on July 1. Hacker greatly expands the firm's capabilities in strategic advocacy, public affairs, communications

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Hoopla, Hype Hover Over Unsettled GOP Field

Associated Press Click to read the orginal article    Sarah Palin draws crowds with her hide-and-seek bus tour. Michele Bachmann says Palin's plans won't dissuade her from her likely presidential bid. Iowa GOP activists travel to New Jersey to implore

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Veteran D.C. Communicators Launch New Strategic Communications Firm

WASHINGTON, DC — Four veteran Washington D.C. communicators today launched a new strategic communications firm, HDMK, LLC.  Terry Holt, Trent Duffy, Jim Morrell and Chad Kolton have teamed up to provide clients with comprehensive communications strategies geared toward running effective message campaigns.  The four founders collectively possess more

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Republican Lobbyists on Rise Again

Featured in: Politico by Chris Frates Even before the midterms, things started changing for Republicans on K Street. Returned phone calls. Prospective client meetings. They were becoming something other than a Washington afterthought. That growing status was cemented when Republicans

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Castellani Might Help Mend PhRMA’s Fences With GOP

Featured in: The National Journal Written by: Meghan McCarthy The decision by the powerful Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America to hire John Castellani, the respected head of the Business Roundtable, might help the organization win back Republicans angry with the

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