Case Studies: Hilltop In Action
2010 Washington, D.C. Mayoral Primary
When D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray took on Mayor Adrian Fenty in the Democratic primary, many experts said his challenges were insurmountable. He was running against an incumbent with over $5 million in the bank; over sixty percent of District residents said the city was headed in the right direction; and he was starting his campaign with no money, no organization and less than 6 months until the primary.
2008 Missouri Attorney General
Just months after switching parties to become a Democrat, Missouri
State Senator Chris Koster calls on Hilltop to help him in his
uphill bid to win the Democratic Primary in anticipation of his
General Election run for Missouri Attorney General in 2008.
Branding & Buzz
When a top regional political organization working with elected
officials at the state and federal level wants to increase their
national profile and enhance their standing among Washington elites,
they come to Hilltop for communications advice and guidance.
U.S. Senate: Balance of Power
In the fall of 2006, Democrats need a team to run their Independent
Expenditure (IE) campaign in the most contested state in the
2008 New Mexico U.S. Senate Race
With New Mexico Democrats competing for the first open Senate seat
in 36 years, Tom Udall calls on Hilltop to help him in his race.
Mobilizing Allies For Safe and Innovative Medicine
Leaders in the biotechnology field are facing hostile Congressional
legislation. Our client’s competitors pressure lawmakers to attach a
devastating amendment to a spending bill.
Supporting Financial Literacy
State legislation to enhance financial literacy is stagnant in
capitals across the country. The national savings rate plummets as
financial education is cut from state’s high school curriculums.
Building Support for a High-Stakes Merger
In a difficult economy, two giants of the airline industry announce
plans to merge. Under fire from consumer groups, one of the entities
turns to Hilltop to convert existing local support for the merger
into Congressional support.
Organizing Allies and Building Long-term Relationships
In the District of Columbia, a city-based association recognized
that it faced an increasingly hostile regulatory environment and had
no allies to advocate for it. The association found it was not
getting credit for its charitable efforts in the city and had no
cache with lawmakers or the community.