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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bright, Strange campaign manager starts consulting group

The man who successfully managed the campaigns of Bobby Bright and Todd Strange has formed his own campaign consulting group.
David Mowery of Montgomery announced the formation of the Mowery Consulting Group LLC on Thursday. He opened the full-service campaign consulting group with New Media Director Patrick Cagle.
Mowery managed Bright's campaign as the former Montgomery mayor became the first Democrat elected to represent the 2nd Congressional District since the 1960s.
Chris Cillizza, political writer for The Washington Post and author of the blog The Fix, named the Bright campaign one of the top House campaigns of the year.
Mowery was then tapped to manage the mayoral campaign for Strange, who was then the chairman of the Montgomery County Commission. Strange is a Republican, although candidates for municipal office in Montgomery do not have to declare a party affiliation. He beat out a field of six candidates without a runoff.
Mowery has also worked on campaigns for Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson Jr., former Gov. Don Siegelman, and Mobile Mayor Sam Jones.
In a release, Mowery said he would focus on "The 3 M's of Politics" -- money, message and media.
"I saw a need in the consulting sphere for people who understand campaigns from all levels," Mowery said. "I have a proven ability to not only raise money, but to show candidates how to spend that money in the most effective manner, and to win races."
As a fundraiser, Mowery has worked with his candidates to net more than $5 million since 2004.
Cagle will run the new media and web development division. He held the same position with the Bright and Strange campaigns.
The group will be headquartered in downtown Montgomery. The Web site is http://www.moweryconsulting.com/.

-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen

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