Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Sarcoxie native to run Romney campaign

Longtime GOP activist Tony Feather, formerly of Sarcoxie, has been tabbed to advise Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.
The announcement, made in the Washington Post's political blog, The Fix, refers to Feather as the "godfather of grass roots politics."

The blog notes:

Feather is one of the pillars of the Washington Republican political establishment. He served as political director of President Bush's 2000 campaign and four years later was intimately involved with the Progress for America Voter Fund, a Republican-backed 527 group that spent heavily on ads attacking Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.). Feather is a principal in Feather Larson & Syndhorst, a direct mail and voter contact firm used frequently by Republican candidates and party committees, and retains a close relationship with the Bush White House.

Feather also headed Attorney General Bill Webster's campaign for governor in 1992, which featured a victory over Secretary of State Roy Blunt and State Treasurer Wendell Bailey in the GOP primary, and appeared headed toward a general election victory except for the legal problems that ended up sending Webster to prison.

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