Tewes, Others Launch New Democratic Firm

Posted March 2, 2009 at 12:03pm

Part of the consulting partnership that helped elect President Barack Obama to the White House last November has launched a new firm.

Paul Tewes announced Monday that he and seven other veteran Democratic operatives have launched New Partners Inc. The firm bills itself as a “new way of doing business— and offers consulting services for strategy, communications, grass-roots organizing, research and fundraising.

Joining Tewes is former Democratic National Committee Executive Director Tom McMahon as well as Cara Morris Stern, Benjamin Jones, Dave Hamrick, P.J. McCann, Ami Copeland and Craig Schirmer — all of whom are veteran Democratic campaign operatives who were involved in Obama’s presidential campaign.

Tewes and Steve Hildebrand, a former top campaign aide to former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), were co-founders of the firm Hildebrand Tewes and were part of the campaign and consulting team that led Obama to the White House. Tewes and Hildebrand took leave from their firm for the campaign, then parted ways and disbanded the firm after Obama was elected.

Several of the employees at the new firm, including Morris Stern, Jones and Hamrick, were formerly with Hildebrand Tews.