Skip to content

Shop Talk: All About Adam

New Jersey-based GOP pollster Adam Geller has joined forces with the Washington, D.C., lobbying firm Clark Lytle & Geduldig to work on projects based in the nation’s capital.

[IMGCAP(1)]Geller, most recently the pollster for the campaign of New Jersey Gov.-elect Chris Christie (R), has a 20-year track record of working with conservative Republicans. The Club for Growth has tapped Geller and his firm, National Research Inc., to poll on behalf of several of its endorsed candidates in recent cycles. Additionally, Geller has polled for Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), and Reps. Walter Jones Jr. (R-N.C.) and Leonard Lance (R-N.J.).

Geller and one of the firm’s namesake partners, Sam Geduldig, have been close friends for more than a decade. An alumnus of the offices of House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Geduldig works closely with GOP campaign officials and serves on the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Downtown Advisory Group.

“We’ve been very close friends since we met in 1995,— Geduldig said. “We’ve been talking about working together for as long as we’ve known each other.—

Geller served as vice president of the GOP media firm Jamestown Associates from 1997 until 2002, when he started his own polling firm. The New Jersey pollster has also worked for several survey firms, including Public Opinion Strategies and Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates.

It’s a Woman Thing. Women’s Voices Women Vote has tapped Amy Young to be its new executive director.

Young most recently was president of the consulting firm Progressive Solutions Group. She also has been executive director of Voices for Working Families. An Ohio native, she is a former Midwest and deputy political director at the Democratic National Committee and served as executive director of the Democratic Party in her home state.

WVWV is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing political participation among unmarried women.

There’s Something About Susan. Former journalist Susan Feeney has joined the Democratic communications shop GMMB as a senior counselor.

Feeney comes from National Public Radio, where she was a senior supervising editor for programs “All Things Considered— and “Morning Edition.—

The firm played a leading role in President Barack Obama’s winning campaign. In addition to working with political candidates, GMMB’s client roster includes several charity organizations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

During an earlier career as a print journalist, Feeney covered the White House and politics for the Dallas Morning News and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. She also founded the Friends of the Times-Picayune, which aided journalists and their families displaced by Hurricane Katrina ­— an effort that brought in almost $400,000.

Iowa Daley News. Mark Daley, a veteran Democratic operative, will be managing the Iowa Senate campaign of Roxanne Conlin (D), a lawyer who is challenging Sen. Chuck Grassley (R).

Daley did communications work for the Iowa Democratic Party in the 2002 and 2004 election cycles. He was communications director for the 2008 Iowa presidential caucus campaign of then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.). His other clients have included Reps. Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa) and Allen Boyd (D-Fla.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.).

Greg Giroux contributed to this report.

Submit campaign staffing news and tips to Shop Talk here.