Congratulations to Jackie Huelbig and Jen Stolp from the Campaign Solutions & Connell Donatelli team! These two political pros were just announced as Rising Stars by Campaign & Elections Magazine, and will be honored later this month amongst their colleagues on both sides of the aisle.
Jackie, a Senior Director at Connell Donatelli, is being honored for her innovative targeting and online advertising work on behalf of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s historic, write-in victory. Jackie’s resume reads like a “who’s who” of high-profile statewide and national center-right campaigns including McCain-Palin 2008, California’s Prop. 8, California’s Prop. 19, Maine’s Yes on 1, The Republican National Committee, and scores of other major candidate and public affairs initiatives. Oh, and did I mention she’s only 27?
At 29, Jen is already a nationally recognized online fundraiser. She was a key player on the McCain-Palin online fundraising team that raised a record $100,000,000 online. Last cycle, Jen raised nearly $3 million for Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s successful reelection campaign and political action committee in only three months – more than any other Congressional campaign in the country! She also led the online fundraising efforts for Carly Fiorina’s U.S. Senate campaign in California, raising nearly $5 million online – over forty percent of the campaign’s overall fundraising haul.
So the streak of Rising Stars continues at the Campaign Solutions/Connell Donatelli family. Jackie and Jen join their colleagues Ryan Waite and me, along with two other Campaign Solutions alumni, bringing our total to 6 Rising Star awards in 6 years.