Political consultants win big in 6th District Congressional race
The biggest earner was Baton Rouge-based The Political Firm, to which the Graves campaign paid $486,000 in a seven-and-a-half-month period from April 1 to October 15, according to the Federal Election Commission. Graves' campaign manager Kevin Roig said the cost of the campaign's TV ad buys (totaling $468,000 for the period) was included in The Political Firm's compensation, under "placed media" line items.
The Political Firm is the consulting business that former Sixth District candidateCassie Felder sued after leaving her campaign for Graves'. Felder later dropped out of the race. The Republican-bent firm is comprised of consultants Scott Hobbs and Jason Hebert.