Congressional candidate Joanna Conti has hired Kimberly
Phillips as her campaign manager.
Conti hired Phillips after being turned down by several
other more experienced managers. Phillips was the field
coordinator for Mike Miles' failed U.S. Senate run, and
though she received high praise for her work in that role
and is well regarded, she has never managed a campaign on
any level. The Miles campaign, for that matter, will never
be mistaken as an example of how to get elected to office,
so any lesson to be learned there would be of the "what not
to do" variety.
Given Conti's reputation for being difficult with staffers
(she lost an unusual number of staffers during her last
campaign in CD-6), it's almost worth putting up a line on
how long it will be before Phillips resigns.