Congrats to our 2012 campaigns!

Congrats to Rep. Janice Hahn, Mark Takano, and Tulsi Gabbard. We’re proud to be a part of such amazing campaign teams in 2012 — and we’re thrilled to help send their voices to Congress.


Janice Hahn wins CA-36 special election

Last night, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn beat Craig Huey in the special election to fill the seat vacated by Rep. Jane Harman in California's 36th District. We are proud to have been a part of such an amazing campaign team, overcoming a 16-person field in the May 17 special election, then beating Craig Huey in the run-off, despite nearly a million dollars in self-funding from our opposition. Congratulations to Janice and the entire campaign team. We produced aggressive television ads


Protecting Prop B

As I wrote a few weeks ago, the Missouri legislature is stumbling towards public outrage by threatening to overturn a citizen-backed backed ballot initiative. The proposition, just passed in November, will protect hundreds of thousands of puppies and breeding dogs ensuring basic standards like veterinary care and the ability to move around; that is, if the Missouri legislature doesn't pass a politically misguided, anti-democratic repeal effort. Yesterday, Humane Society of the United States CEO,


Fighting the Will of the People – not good politics

Just weeks after nearly one million Missourians passed Prop B – the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act – some Missouri politicians are already trying to completely repeal it. That’s not just bad for the dogs, it’s also just plain bad politics when you consider what you’re overturning – the will of the people: We’ll be reminding lawmakers that Prop B passed with a clear majority statewide; in fact, a majority of voters favored Prop B in a majority of state senate,


TIME Names “Echo” #1 Ad of 2010

Capping off an amazing year, TIME just named "Echo" - an ad we were proud to work on with an amazing team on the Jerry Brown campaign - the #1 campaign ad of 2010: Politician-speak is often a numbing string of familiar platitudes, vague exhortations to change government and do right by the American People. Jerry Brown's ad, which put statements from his Republican rival for governor, Meg Whitman, side by side with nearly identical sound bites of Governor


The Gift Elizabeth Edwards Gave Me

In early 2007 I journeyed to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to to meet with Elizabeth and John Edwards. A friend of the Edwards’ family had reached out to me and asked if I would be willing to spend a few hours giving any advice I might have about running for president. -- I agreed to the meeting but made it clear I had no intention of working for them, or anyone else for president in the 2008 campaign. At the end


Brown’s “Echo” Spot Named #2 Ad of 2010

Great to see "Echo" named #2 on National Journal's list of the Top 10 Campaign Ads of 2010: No ad better tied a candidate to another politician than California Gov.-elect Jerry Brown's attack on Republican Meg Whitman. The ad showed Whitman saying the exact same words as outgoing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is deeply unpopular in California, a dozen times. Brown had a knack for using Whitman's words against her in campaign ads, as illustrated by another