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October 20, 2011


Fischer announces campaign team

by Deena Winter

Sen. Deb Fischer, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, announced some key members of her campaign team:

Deb Fischer

Sen. Deb Fischer of Valentine

Rob Autry, Public Opinion Strategies/Pollster
Autry is a partner at Public Opinion Strategies, a nationally renowned Republican polling firm. POS has 20 U.S. Senators, five governors, and 70 members of Congress as clients. POS has a history of success in Nebraska, including polling for Gov. Dave Heineman, Sen. Mike Johanns, Sen. Chuck Hagel, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, Rep. Adrian Smith and Rep. Lee Terry.

Autry has managed nearly 3,000 quantitative and qualitative research projects for various Republican candidates, Republican Party organizations, ballot initiatives, trade associations and Fortune 500 companies.

Doug McAuliffe, Doug McAuliffe Strategic + Creative – Media Strategist

Doug McAullife is principal, strategist and ad maker for Doug McAuliffe Strategic + Creative. His commercials have won numerous awards and his creative expertise makes him one of the most sought after political media consultants in the country. Doug has helped win 27 U.S. Senate races, nine gubernatorial races, 15 Congressional campaigns, a presidential nomination, and a presidential re-election.

Doug served as media strategist for Mike Johanns’ successful U.S. Senate campaign and Sen. Chuck Hagel’s upset wins over Don Stenberg and Ben Nelson.

Aaron Trost, Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate – Campaign Manager

Trost will serve as campaign manager. Over the last nine years, Aaron has worked on numerous Republican campaigns as a staff member and political consultant. He recently worked as a Senior Associate for the Singularis Group, a political advertising firm. Aaron’s experience also includes managing and consulting on Sen. Jerry Moran’s successful U.S. Senate campaign and serving as a Regional Political Director for McCain-Palin 2008.

Brandon Winfrey, Winfrey and Company – PAC and National Fundraising
Winfrey will handle the campaign’s PAC and national fundraising. Since 1994, Winfrey has played an instrumental role in directing the fundraising efforts of candidates around the country. His client list includes Sen. Mike Johanns, Sen. Jerry Moran, Sen. Thad Cochran, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry and Rep. Adrian Smith.

“I’m very excited to announce the team of experienced professionals who will assist my efforts to run a winning U.S. Senate campaign,” Fischer said in a press release. “My campaign team, coupled with our grassroots efforts across the state, will help present my vision for common-sense, conservative leadership to the voters of Nebraska.”

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Flake
    Oct 20 2011

    Polling, media strategies, & fundraising. What gappened to policy? Guess she doesn’t need a policy adviser — just reads the daily party talking points memo so she knows what she thinks.

  2. Debby
    Oct 20 2011

    Deb Fischer is sharp enough to know how to create her own policies. She has been doing so in the Legislature for several years.


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