New Jerseyans make Campaigns and Elections list

Campaigns & Elections released their national list of 500 top political consultants.

From New Jersey’s Democratic Party ranks were Steve DeMicco & Brad Lawrence, founding partners, Message & Media; Sean Darcy of Round World Consulting; Kevin Hagan of Princeton Public Affairs; Andrew Kennedy of Kennedy Communications; and Michael Muller of Totten Communications.

Also under New York’s top consultants was former Corzine Campaign Manager Maggie Moran of M. Public Affairs, who has a New York office.

The Top five Republican Operatives on the list are Maria Comella, Governor Christie’s Deputy Chief of Staff; Mike DuHaime, Governor Christie’s Chief Strategist; Adam Geller of National Research Inc.; Chris Russell of Chris Russell Consulting; and Bill Stepien, Governor Christie’s Deputy Chief of Staff.

"He’s obviously working very, very hard at it. I mean he’s traveling all over the country as chairman of the [Republican Governors Association] and I think at this point he has as good a chance or better than anybody else. His name is household word all across the country, and I think he would make a great president."
—former U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-3), on Gov. Chris Christie