Colorado’s premiere Republican fundraising outfit, The Starboard Group, has been racking up the accolades as of late for their work raising money for Congressman Mike Coffman in 2012. Last month they were nominated for the Best Fundraising Program award by Campaigns & Elections magazine. Today they announced they had won the prestigious Pollie award for fundraising from the Association of American Political Consultants (AAPC).
From their press release:
“We are honored to receive this recognition,” Kristin Strohm, a managing partner and founder of the firm said. “Our whole team worked tirelessly on Congressman Coffman’s re-election campaign and it is so satisfying to know that our work was not unnoticed by our peers.”
The Pollie Awards were presented at the AAPC’s annual gala dinner, which the association bills as “the most prestigious gathering of political professionals from around the country.” The dinner was held in Washington, D.C. on Friday, April 5.
The coming 6th Congressional District race looks set to have two big dollar behemoths going head-to-head in Andrew Romanoff and Congressman Coffman. Both raised over $500,000 in the first fundraising quarter this year, and it’s likely neither campaign will be pinching pennies until the very end.
When it comes to The Starboard Group, there is no rest for the weary it seems.