Duane Morris Government Strategies

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Letter from the Director

Welcome to 2020! As the Managing Director of Duane Morris Government Strategies, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year. 2019 was an exciting year for DMGS and for our country. As policies and initiatives shifted federally and in states, our firm was involved and helping shape changes at all levels of government and in all directions. As we continue to grow, we added new team […]

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What’s in the Nov. ’19 CR?

Congress finally passed a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government for another month.  Funding for federal agencies was extended through December 20 under a stopgap funding measure that averted a government shutdown as fiscal 2020 appropriations negotiations continue.  However, expectations are low for a full fiscal 2020 spending deal by next month’s deadline.  Appropriators continue to argue over the top-line allocations for the 12 fiscal 2020 spending bills, […]

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What the Louisiana Governor’s Race Portends for 2020

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’ victory demonstrated that it is possible for a Democratic governor to win in the Deep South against a candidate endorsed by President Trump. In the Bayou State, President Trump campaigned heavily for Republican contender Eddie Rispone. Trump headlined three rallies to try to drive turnout for Risponse, who framed his campaign as a referendum on the President. In contrast, Governor Edwards ran on a record […]

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2020 Election Outlook

With the 2019 elections in the book, DMGS previews the 2020 election now coming into view on the horizon. Presidential Election President Trump broke precedent by filing paperwork with the FEC to run for re-election on his Inauguration Day, becoming the earliest President to do so. The Republican National Committee and Trump’s campaign have reported raising $156 million, more than twice the amount that President Barack Obama’s re-election committees had […]

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