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Tony Feather

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Tony Feather is a partner in Feather Larson & Synhorst DCI and served as political director for Bush/Cheney 2000. The other founding partners were Republican activists Jeff Larson and Thomas J. Synhorst.

Feather began his "campaign career over 25 years ago and has since worked in the campaigns of many Republican elected officials. He has served as Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party, and was appointed by former Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour to be his Midwest Regional Coordinator, overseeing nine Mid-western states. As the Midwest Coordinator, [Feather] was responsible for design and implementation of telephone and mail voter contact programs."[1]

According to an article in the Washington Post, "Feather is emerging as a Washington power broker, thanks to some friends named Karl Rove, Joe M. Allbaugh, Ken Mehlman, Donald L. Evans and Jack Oliver."

Feather, according to the FLS-DCI web site, is a "key advisor to the Bush White House and is viewed as a top Republican strategist."

The Post reports, "Feather's FLS-DCI handles a significant portion of direct-mail fundraising for the RNC and a majority of the state Republican parties, with billings of more than $3.5 million in the first nine months of this year, according to Federal Election Commission reports." [[2]

In 2001, Feather founded Progress for America, a GOP soft-money conduit. In the fall of 2003, he put DCI colleague Chris LaCivita in charge of PFA because of concerns that he couldn't legally run the 501(c)(4) while working on the Bush/Cheney 2004 campaign.

Clients

According to an article in the Washington Post, Feather is a lobbyist for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the peak US drug industry trade association as well as AT&T, General Motors, and the Teamsters Union. [3]

According to Washington Representatives, Feather has lobbyied the following on behalf of DCI Group, LLC:

  • Gannett Fleming, Inc.
  • Intel Corporation
  • International Association of Iron Workers
  • Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
  • National Semiconductor
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
  • Qualcomm, Inc.
  • Rail Infrastructure Management
  • St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association
  • Technology Network Stock Option Coalition

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