The political consulting firm Checkmate Strategies, co-founded by South Jersey Chris Russell, has won a Gold Pollie Award. The firm’s press release announcing they won the award follows:
Checkmate Strategies won the Gold Pollie Award for their mailer titled "Child Abuse", which took home the "Best Super PAC/PAC" Mailer of 2018. The Gold Pollie, follows the three Campaigns & Elections Reed Awards the firm won earlier in the year.
According to the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC), less than 1/10th of 1% of all entries earned the honor of a Gold Pollie this year. Checkmate produced the mailer for Defending Main Street in Pennsylvania's 1st Congressional District.
"Our team works hard to produce direct mail that pushes the envelope, gets to the point, and moves public opinion," said Checkmate Co-Founder Chris Russell. "This mailer did all of those things and we were proud to play a small role in one of the toughest congressional victories for Republicans last cycle."
"It's humbling to compete against the best and biggest firms in the business and even more gratifying to earn their support and be recognized by organizations like the AAPC and Campaigns & Elections," said Checkmate Co-Founder Michael Lawler.