Thursday, January 11, 2007

Two Firms Fight Over Pataki?

George Pataki is slowly building his operations in the state. Despite ongoing rumors that Pataki is ready to dump Meridian Communications, Jack Heath, president of Meridian told The Union Leader "We're still working with the governor"...He said he will be involved in "media at a high level" for the campaign," but will not be "running every part of the effort." Alicia Preston, former press advisor for Meridian, is currently the spokesperson for Patakis's PAC. On the hand, former Bass staffer Neil Levesque and David Currier, former state rep, haven opened a firm that is also expecting to work with Pataki. The two have opened a political consulting firm called "The Government Relations Group" and Currier said that he expects the firm to work for Pataki. Can Pataki have two consulting groups working for him? If so, it could lead to a situation in which there are too many chiefs and not enough Indians.

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