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Wed May 6, 2015, 02:02 PM

You know who is working with O'Malley's O’Say Can You See PAC?

Bill Hyers — a man who played a really big part in getting Progressive MAyor Bill DeBlasio elected in NYC.

The campaign manager credited with orchestrating Mayor de Blasio’s come-from-behind election last year is working as a senior advisor to Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley as he ponders a potential presidential bid in 2016, the Daily News has learned.

Bill Hyers is working with O’Malley’s federal O’Say Can You See PAC, which the governor uses to pay for his staff and raise money for Democratic candidates.

“Bill has been informally advising the Governor's PAC for the last few months,” O’Malley press secretary Lis Smith confirmed. “Now that the midterm elections are over, he is stepping up his role as a senior adviser. With his vast national experience on every level of campaign, we are thrilled to have him on board.”

Hyers has built a brand for himself helping longshot candidates win elections.
http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/hyers-working-o-malley-o-pac-blog-entry-1.2032039

Before working for de Blasio, Hyers had served as Pennsylvania state director for President Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012. He also managed the 2006 congressional campaign of now-Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and the 2007 Philadelphia mayoral race of Michael Nutter.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/omalley-hires-former-bill-de-blasio-campaign-manager-as-senior-adviser/2014/12/03/69ae6f70-7b2e-11e4-9a27-6fdbc612bff8_story.html


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Reply You know who is working with O'Malley's O’Say Can You See PAC? (Original post)
Raine1967 May 2015 OP
Iliyah May 2015 #1
FSogol May 2015 #3
Raine1967 May 2015 #11
FSogol May 2015 #2
elleng May 2015 #4
Koinos May 2015 #8
elleng May 2015 #9
Raine1967 May 2015 #13
elleng May 2015 #14
elleng May 2015 #5
fredamae May 2015 #6
Raine1967 May 2015 #12
fredamae May 2015 #15
Raine1967 May 2015 #16
fredamae May 2015 #17
Raine1967 May 2015 #7
elleng May 2015 #10
Andy823 May 2015 #18

Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 02:14 PM

1. Announcement for President - when?

Unlike the circus of the GOP, Dems will have a very intriguing line up.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Wed May 6, 2015, 02:16 PM

3. O'Malley said he'd announce before the end of May. n/t

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Wed May 6, 2015, 03:21 PM

11. FRom what I am hearing, an announcement might happen during the last two weeks of May.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 02:15 PM

2. Wonder if there will be a connection between de Blasio's Progressive Contract and the O'Malley

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Response to FSogol (Reply #2)

Wed May 6, 2015, 02:22 PM

4. Sounds like a good idea to me,

but there are 13 points to the Contract, so a lot to get one's arms around.

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/bill-de-blasio-nyc-contract-with-america-new-york-117676.html#ixzz3ZM6zxYtz

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Wed May 6, 2015, 02:37 PM

8. Sounds a lot like the stuff O'Malley has been saying.

Coincidence?

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Response to Koinos (Reply #8)

Wed May 6, 2015, 02:48 PM

9. Yes, lots of similar things,

and only coincidental due to LOGIC!!!

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Response to FSogol (Reply #2)

Wed May 6, 2015, 03:32 PM

13. I don't know but as a person who believe I can read tealeaves..

and really can't… I find it interesting that Hayes is retweeting the hell out of this op today: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-to-revive-the-american-dream/2015/05/06/a583c94c-f323-11e4-b2f3-af5479e6bbdd_story.html?hpid=z6

The authors are Mayor DeBlasio and Senator Warren.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #13)

Wed May 6, 2015, 03:43 PM

14. EXCELLENT,

a real future for We the People!!!

How to revive the American Dream

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 02:25 PM

5. Sounds like Hyers has some pretty good experience.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 02:35 PM

6. I am genuinely

excited about this Dem primary. It's great to have a choice, for once

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Response to fredamae (Reply #6)

Wed May 6, 2015, 03:30 PM

12. I agree.

I felt like we had a lot of great choices in 2008. Towards the end of the primary it was really tough to decide.

I am glad with who we ended up as POTUS. I think I would have been glad with Ms. Clinton as well but in the end after my chosen candidate was no longer viable I made a choice. It wasn't easy.

no matter what, I really like choice. I like all of our candidates, but right now I am drawn to O'Malley.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #12)

Wed May 6, 2015, 04:39 PM

15. I like O'Malley...Buuuut

I'm going for Bernie

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Response to fredamae (Reply #15)

Wed May 6, 2015, 04:59 PM

16. And that's totally fine with me!

I just appreciate people taking the time to learn about him. I really like Bernie as well.

I don't honestly know what is going to happen in the next year and a half.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #16)

Wed May 6, 2015, 05:10 PM

17. :) As is your choice!

And yeah...not "knowing" What's gonna happen for the next 18 months Is a suspense I can relish.

I am eager to hear from every single Dem candidate, personally......as I remain in support of Bernie's camp.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 02:37 PM

7. More about Mr. Hyers:

Last edited Wed May 6, 2015, 03:20 PM - Edit history (1)

As manager of the de Blasio effort, Hyers is credited with designing and executing a strategy that conserved resources and spent money where it mattered in this race, TV. De Blasio outspent his primary competitors on television by $200,000 – a remarkable advantage considering the fact that all candidates faced the same spending cap. This strategy was seen as key to victory, given that TV was the only way to communicate with the diverse coalition de Blasio needed to win.

In 2012, Hyers served as State Director for President Barack Obama’s campaign in Pennsylvania. In this position, he managed a staff of 400 and a budget of $32 million dollars. 2012 was Hyers second stint with the President. During 2004, he worked as Midwest Director for Obama’s ground-breaking campaign.

Hyers first earned his reputation for running upset campaigns by managing victories for Kristen Gillibrand (2006 Congress) and Michael Nutter (2007 Philadelphia Mayor). In both cases, Hyers worked with candidates who faced long odds but ended up winning on Election Day. Gillibrand received 53% of the vote; despite running in a district with a 2-1 Republican registration advantage. Nutter, who started out polling in last place, eventually won by 12%.
http://hilltoppublicsolutions.com/team/bill-hyers/

Time will tell, but I foresee him being a campaign manager -- since for now his is an advisor to the PAC. This is a guy, who may have had some losing campaigns (Thanks soley to the candidate's infidelity) like John Edwards — but he has had larger success and has experience with the working of government.

His working with the Obama campaign is also a huge plus.

Edited for a typo…

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #7)

Wed May 6, 2015, 02:51 PM

10. Good work.

I like it.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2015, 08:36 PM

18. Sounds pretty good.

I keep reading a lot of good things with regards to O'Malley and the people that he is getting advice from. The more I read about him, and his plans for this country, the more I like. Can't wait till he announces his run for president.

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