Businesswoman and education advocate Elisabeth Jensen has hired a professional consultant team to advise her campaign for Congress in Kentucky's 6th District. Jensen has spent the last few weeks aggressively raising funds and support for her campaign.
“Our campaign is moving quickly to assemble the elements it needs to win,” Jensen said. “That includes consultants and advisors with extensive experience in Kentucky.”
A Democrat, Jensen recently filed papers with the FEC to seek the seat now held by Republican Andy Barr. Jensen's campaign yesterday launched a web site at www.elisabethforkentucky.com.
Jensen announced the team members:
Celinda Lake and Daniel Gottoff of Lake Research Partners, polling
David Eichenbaum of Struble Eichenbaum Communications, media
Carol Andrews, Matt Bricken and GregTalmage of Grindstone Research LLP, research and strategy.
Laura D'Angelo, Partner at Dinsmore, in Lexington, KY will serve as Campaign Treasurer
All three consulting firms have Kentucky experience.
Lake worked with Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-03), former Auditor Crit Luallen, and House Speaker Greg Stumbo when he was Attorney General.
Eichenbaum produced Governor Steve Beshear's winning campaign ads.
Andrews was communications director and manager for former State Treasurer and Beshear Finance Secretary Jonathan Miller during his gubernatorial primary in 2007, while Talmage served as Miller's researcher.
Both Struble Eichenbaum and Grindstone have worked with Kentucky Democratic Party.
“I don't think there is anywhere in the world that blends sophistication with simplicity and tradition with innovation in the way Central Kentucky does. There is no other place where I would want to raise my son,” Jensen said.
“When I was growing up, it was simple: hard work and a good education was the path that led the middle class to strength and security. Today, it isn't so easy. I am running to make sure our middle class has a clear path to prosperity again.”
Building careers, protecting Social Security, strengthening education and college affordability, children's issues and equal pay for women are among the issues upon which Jensen will focus throughout her campaign.
The team has actively begun fundraising and a kick-off event for July 8th has already been scheduled.
Jensen filed papers with the FEC last Tuesday. She has also spoken with Governor Steve Beshear, party activists and party leaders during the past several weeks to consolidate support.
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