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Rex Elsass Hires Ex-Hotline Editor for GOP Firm

Quinn McCord, former managing editor at National Journal’s The Hotline, recently joined The Strategy Group Co. as a research associate.

“Research is a critical element of the services we provide our clients,” Strategy Group for Media CEO Rex Elsass said in a news release. “Quinn will be a strong fit for our research division as his experience and talents will undoubtedly enable our team to remain the industry’s leading source of factual, quality, and thorough opposition research packages.”

The Strategy Group Co. is the parent company of the GOP ad firm Strategy Group for Media. McCord, a longtime former staffer of The Hotline, has also worked for former Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., and as a high school government teacher.

The company is currently embroiled in litigation with its former president, Nick Everhart. Rick Tyler, a former operative to Newt Gingrich, also recently joined the firm.

Disclosure: This reporter and Roll Call Politics Editor Shira Toeplitz worked with McCord at The Hotline.