Eddie Rispone for Louisiana Governor today provided The Hayride with their key staff hires:
Jordan Gehrke, of Leverage Public Strategies, is a veteran consultant with experience in numerous high-profile state and federal campaigns. Most recently he served as strategist for Tennessee Governor-Elect Bill Lee, a conservative outsider businessman who came from out of nowhere against two better funded career politicians and won by 12 points. Gehrke brings a resume stacked with wins among conservative outsiders and candidates with business backgrounds.
A nationally recognized political strategist and pollster, Tony Fabrizio of Fabrizio, Lee & Associates, was the Chief Pollster for President Donald J. Trump 2016 victory. Since 2014, Fabrizio has worked directly on campaigns or independent expenditure efforts that successfully elected 17 U.S. Senators, and 6 Republican Governors.
Something Else Strategies is a nationally recognized media and strategy consulting firm. Something Else has advised clients ranging from candidates for President, US Senate, Governor, and Congress to several Fortune 500 companies. Their client roster spans across 45 states and includes Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Joni Ernst, and Governor Pete Ricketts.
Sally Nungesser and Kelly Husted of Nungesser Consulting bring more than two decades of political fundraising experience to clients across Louisiana, including Congressmen Steve Scalise and Clay Higgins, and Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon. Nungesser Consulting has been helping its clients fund their campaigns since 2007, with more than $55 million raised from some 38,000 donors.
Bryan Reed is a well-traveled and seasoned campaign manager, working prominent statewide races across the country from Illinois to Oregon for the past several years, Reed worked as Deputy Political Director for Rand Paul for President during the 2016 cycle. Reed has earned a solid reputation among conservative political outsider candidates.
Sarah Harbison, of Magnolia Government Strategies, is a New Orleans-based political strategist with years of Louisiana experience. She is best known for her time as Political Director with John Kennedy for Senate and Louisiana’s Grassroots Strategies Director for the Trump Presidential campaign. Harbison most recently served as Political Director for John Schroder’s successful campaign for Louisiana Treasurer.
Anthony Ramirez, is a Baton Rouge based political operative with over a decade of campaign communications and policy experience. Ramirez spent the last few years as a political strategist consulting dozens of campaigns and advocacy efforts across the southern United States. Prior to his consulting career, Ramirez served in Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s Administration as Intergovernmental Affairs Director and War Room Director.