• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of February 5, 2016


Stories from the week of February 5, 2016

New Hampshire

First rally – Clinton = excellent foto on page 16A of the New York Times the next day

John Heilmann (NY magazine, MSNBC)..read shirt & ‘just make sure you get that done.’

At Kasich event – talk to two national (Fox, MSNBC) reporters…both well acquainted with LEAP

At Sanders – printed article & foto of major media in Vermont

At Christie – 3 media (one was the Die Welt = the New York Times of Germany ) + BBC

Christie read the shirt & said into the microphone :’I am not going to ask why!’

At Bush rally – Walking in, Jeb read the shirt as I shook his hand. Later I met with him one on one and asked if he could take a 10th Amendment approach…”I can do that.” He replied. Also spoke to Senator Graham (R-SC) and Tom Ridge (first director of Homeland Security)

Overview: This project was conceived and executed by my colleague, Don Murphy – federal lobbyist for MPP. From airport to first rally at 10 AM the next six days were beyond frenetic. 18 hour days all. Halfway thru of course I caught a cold. Luckily my voice gave out as I was boarding the plane home.

The stats of media contact are a solid guess (a floor not a ceiling), meaning I was writing down as fast as possible the contact at the end of the interview. However, several times they went back to back to back, once 6 in a row = no chance to perfectly accurate.

Don did the daily plan ( 4 rallies per day ) & was my navigator…despite two snow days, we kept to that pace. Speaking as an American, the entire experience was uplifting. I had three, one minute chats with Jeb Bush….just amazing. Democracy in action.   Wow!!

My deepest thanks to Don Murphy, political operative extraordinaire…for putting this project together.

This week’s stats:


2149 Presentations to Congressional staffers.. 14 this week

119 personal chats with a Member of Congress..  05 this week (Perlmutter, Gwen Graham, Ruben Gallego, Mullin, Senator Graham)

101 interviews and reports in minor media =    09 this week.

45 Appearances on major TV/Radio/Print media..this week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR)…07 this week (BBC, NPR, Wash Post (2), NY Times, Die Welt, Boston Globe)

166 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.     06 this week –

40 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 01 this week

  COP stats since inception: August 2009

23 major conferences attended –  (United Nations drug conf, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review,  etc)  this week

60 Radio Interviews..  0 this week

82 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $80,000).. 0 this week

*   2 editorials in daily papers mentioning Howard’s efforts & in support of COP position

Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders.   Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”

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