Barnstorming Romney

In the winter of 2007, Romney was barnstorming Iowa like no other candidate. We were taking RSVPs for dozens of “Ask Mitt Anything” events all over the state.

But he wasn’t the only one. We were still raising money for Congressman Latham and now Congressman Steve King. We were still setting appointments for State Legislators.

So how do you handle RSVP’s for many candidates coming into a single toll free number?

You change your name.

No matter which event or which candidate you were calling for … if you were greeted with a cheery “Campaign Headquarters” … you called the right place.

So that’s how the name Capitol Resources got chucked out the window and replaced with CampaignHQ.

When the Romney campaign ended in early 2008, it would have been easy to go back to the same old grind. House parties. Appointments. But once David Kochel makes you see something, you can’t unsee it. We kept on doing what we’d always done, but on the side we were building the new business.

2008 was a rough year. I stopped taking paychecks again. Barack Obama was elected President, and the Tea Party movement was about to begin.

Campaign Swag – Fun Friday

Every good campaign knows the way to supporters and volunteers’ hearts is through the accessories. I mean, yard signs win elections, right!?

But really, doesn’t everyone love some good swag?

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The CampaigHQ team loves some fun and useful swag, which we make sure to fully supply them with. These are a few of our favorites.

Have a great weekend,

Martha Waffles and Nicole Schlinger at another event.

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Flashback Friday – Moving Day

At the beginning of June, I had a flashback post pop up on my Facebook page.

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Eight years ago, the moving trucks were out front of our new CampaignHQ building, unloading the cubicles.

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As we put the finishing touches on our new home, the excitement of things to come was something we could all feel.

Over the past 8 years, we’ve added a few new things to the decor, some great new employees and of course, some fantastic clients…

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But one things remains the same – we’re still the best conservative call center in America. So come on in!




Video Recap

We’ve been sharing the CampaignHQ story with you through video and I am hopeful that you enjoy the insight into our family here at CHQ and what our company means to us, the community and our clients.


Here is a recap of a few of the videos I’ve shared over the past few months. Keep an eye out for more to come. If there’s anything in particular you’d be interested in seeing, I’d love to hear it.




As always, thanks for watching,