Victories behind us, 2019 ahead of us

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As we celebrate the beginning of a New Year, we’ve been taking stock of the past year.

We are thankful: 2018 was a great year for our clients and our team at FSSG!

We were honored to be part of history-making, winning candidate campaigns, ballot initiatives, and public affairs campaigns at the statewide, congressional, and local levels.

Our team helped winning campaigns in Arkansas, Alaska, Oregon, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, and more.

Our work stretched from Massachusetts to Alabama, from California to Pennsylvania, and from New York to North and South Dakota:

• Our team helped win 20 races this election cycle.

• In Minnesota, we helped with the successful wins for Governor and Secretary of State.

• In South Dakota, we helped make history by nearly ending the longest single-party control of a gubernatorial office in the nation. It was the closest Governor’s race in 40 years. Although not victorious, our candidate garnered more votes than any other Democrat for Governor there in 40 years.

• Our team helped elect the first African-American woman city-wide official in Portland, Oregon, history.

• We helped the Arkansas Trial Lawyer Association end a statewide ballot initiative with a 20-point lead.

• Our team helped elect the first popularly elected African-American, millennial mayor in Little Rock, Arkansas, history.

• In California, we helped with the State Democratic Party effort for rural messaging and strategy.

• We helped win 11 legislative races in Alaska, Michigan, and South Dakota.

• We helped win judicial races in Arkansas and Mississippi.

This election cycle, Founding Partners Isaac and Kate were honored with the Harry S. Truman Award for Political Leadership by the Truman National Security Project.

Kate was recognized as a Rising Star by Campaigns and Elections Magazine and was included in the American Association of Political Consultants 40 Under 40 Class of 2018.

Isaac continued his political analysis and commentary on cable news. He trained party officials and progressive activists on rural voter outreach in California, Wyoming, Alaska, Missouri, at the Association of State Democratic Chairs, at the Western Regional Democrats Conference, and at the Democratic National Committee meeting’s Rural Council.

Best wishes to all of you in 2019!

Isaac, Kate, Carter, Amanda