Trump flexes new digital muscle

Source: The Hill

David McCabe

June 27, 2016

“I think the early signs we’ve seen, from them activating a small dollar online plan coupled with the rollout of the microsite, tells me that the Donald Trump campaign is getting its footing,” said Michael Duncan, a partner at Cavalry, LLC, a political consultancy, who directed digital strategy for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) 2014 reelection bid. “I’m hopeful that it’s the first of many steps towards building out a more sophisticated digital operation,” he said.

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Politico Playbook Power List

Source: Politico Magazine

Anna Palmer, Jake Sherman and Daniel Lippman


Fw people disagree with this assessment: Josh Holmes, John Ashbrook and Michael Duncan had the best election cycle of any shop in D.C. Cavalry advised a number of Senate candidates, but its biggest triumph was directing freshman Indiana GOP Sen. Todd Young’s methodical takedown of Democratic former Sen. Evan Bayh, one of the most celebrated political figures in the Hoosier State.

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How Democrats blew the Senate majority they knew was theirs

Source: Politico

Burgess Everett, Kevin Robillard and Seung Min Kim


Immediately after the 2014 election, Mitch McConnell tasked his longtime confidant Josh Holmes to investigate putting together a super PAC that could save the Senate for Republicans without relying on the GOP’s presidential nominee.

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid developed Senate Majority PAC years before, an organization with the ability to rain down millions of dollars on Republicans and change the course of a given election. After the GOP leader concluded that Senate Leadership Fund was a go, he embarked on a 30-city tour to court the party’s top donors, many of whom had helped him win his own reelection race in Kentucky.

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The One Senate Race Democrats Let Get Away

Source: Roll Call

Alex Roarty


CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — Ted Strickland and a lone supporter sat side by side Wednesday morning, six days before the election, getting to know each other.

Darwin Jirles, 73, had come to meet his former governor at a campaign stopover inside Theo’s, an 85-year-old family-style restaurant in this small southeast Ohio town known for its Coney Island hot dogs and homemade pie.

There were no other elected officials, campaign surrogates, or welcoming committees in attendance that morning: Even the local Democratic Party chairwoman, who had greeted Strickland’s aides when they arrived, left soon thereafter because she said she had work to do.

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Todd Young Digital Case Study

In last week’s Indiana primary, Todd Young won more votes in a contested Senate primary than any other Hoosier in history. Young’s raw vote total of over 655,000 votes nearly equaled the combined 661,606 votes cast for both Dick Lugar and Richard Mourdock in 2012. Young also received 72,300 more votes than Donald Trump.

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We’re Hiring – Graphic Designer

Cavalry is now accepting resumes from qualified applicants for an open Graphic Designer position.

Graphic Designer

We’re hiring a creative and hard-working Graphic Designer with experience producing compelling visual content.

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