Remington Poll; Huelskamp Up Big in Ks-1
October 31, 2014

A new poll shows Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp ( Ks-1) with a huge lead over his Democratic opponent, Jim Sherow.
A survey from the Kansas City based Remington Research Group, which is a wing of consultant Jeff Rose’s Axiom Strategies agency, give Huelskamp a 25 point leads over Sherow.
The survey has Huelskamp leading 59%-34%.
A new release says Remington polled the race after a news article in the Daily Kos reported Huelskampt was down seven points to the Democrat.
The Kansas 1st, known as ‘ The Big First’, since it covers the western half of the state, has been a reliably Republican district for years.
Titus Bond of Remington says the survey was conducted in the middle of this week, using 485 likely 1st Congressional District voters. The margin of error is 4.4%.
Huelskamp has had rocky term. He was kicked off the House Agriculture Committee after sparring with House Speaker John Boehner and his leadership.

Ted Cruz Hires KC Consultant Jeff Roe for Possible 2016 Bid
August 29, 2014

Ted Cruz is beefing up his political staff as speculation heats up that the Texas senator may run for president in 2016.

The Republican firebrand is adding muscle to his campaign and political operations to help Cruz and his staff keep up with the growing political demands on Cruz since he arrived in the Senate in 2013 and achieved fame — or notoriety, depending on one’s view.

Joel Mowbray, a consultant for a foreign policy think tank, has been volunteering for the political operation and “will end up playing a role” on the paid political staff, the adviser said. Nick Muzin, a former top House Republican Conference aide that now works in Cruz’s congressional office as a deputy chief of staff, will be working on coalitions building and outreach for Cruz’s political operation.

Jason Miller, who’s advised prominent conservatives like Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), has been brought on to “to put together a more robust communications operation,” the adviser said, while longtime GOP presidential campaign hand and Axiom Strategies founder Jeff Roe has been brought on board to build out the political organization. Lauren Lofstron will work on fundraising. Those three hires were first reported by the Washington Examiner.


ICYMI: Iowa GOP Senate Search Continues, King Says, ‘No Thanks’
May 6, 2013

Ia Rep Steve KingAxiom Strategies weekend political round-up notes,”Republican Rep. Steve King announced on Twitter late Friday night that he would not run for Senate. King marks the third — and highest-profile — contender to pull themselves from consideration in the last couple weeks. Republicans considered King to be a shoo-in for the primary, and his decision leaves the GOP field wide open in the race for retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin’s seat. The Democratic field has essentially cleared for Rep. Bruce Braley. Source: ROLL CALL

Roe’s Firm, Axiom Hires Shawn Furey From Eric Schmitt’s State Senate Office for Missouri 2012 Cycle
November 29, 2011

Portions of a news release from political consultant Jeff Roe’s Axiom Strategies:

“Axiom Strategies founder and President Jeff Roe announced today that Shawn Furey has joined the firm. Furey, most recently the Chief of Staff to State Senator Eric Schmitt (R-St. Louis), has joined Axiom as an associate who will focus primarily on Axiom’s Missouri campaigns.

“I am excited about the opportunity to be a part of Axiom’s team,” said Furey. “Jeff Roe has a reputation for executing aggressive and disciplined campaign strategies, and I look forward to working within the Axiom system.”

Over the last three years Furey has worked with both Senator Schmitt and the Senate Majority Fund, helping to organize a quality grassroots network in the St. Louis region. Furey also served as the campaign manager for State Senator John Lamping (R-St. Louis) in Lamping’s upset victory over Barbara Fraser in 2010. In his time with Senate Majority Fund, Furey developed a reputation for building broad campaign coalitions and implementing detailed grassroots tactics for Republican campaigns.”