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Feather Larson & Synhorst DCI
Feather, Larson & Synhorst DCI (FLS-DCI) are "Specialists in Telephone Contact Business." The telemarketing company used to be known as Feather Hodges Larson & Synhorst DCI. In 2000, the Washington DC-based DCI Group was spun off from FLS-DCI.
FLS-DCI specializes in creating phony front groups to make it appear as if there's a groundswell of support for its clients' issues.
One of its most prominent front groups is Voices for Choices. This fake coalition of conservative groups is runing ads nationwide in support of AT&T's key issues. AT&T, which has donated millions to the Republican Party and the Bush Campaign in 2004 - and whose general counsel served on Bush's transition team, is one of FLS-DCI's largest and most important clients.
On its web site, FLS-DCI states:
"We use state-of-the-art technology to target and communicate with key constituencies. We have a reputation for connecting the right message to the right people. Our team has experience designing and implementing successful phone programs in all 50 states.
"Our client list consists of the last five Presidential Campaigns including Bush/Cheney 2000. We also provide services for the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and hundreds of Republican State Parties and candidates on all levels, as well as corporations, associations and other organizations.
- "I know these guys well. They become partners with the campaigns they work with. From designing the program to drafting scripts; from selecting targets to making the calls in a professional, successful way they work as hard to win your races as you do."
- Voter Contact: Specializes "in creating cost-effective, customized voter contact programs ... [has] over 60 years of political experience working in all 50 States for Republican and Conservative groups including Bush/Cheney 2000."
- Fundraising: "FLS-DCI has raised money for hundreds of candidates and state and national party organizations ... [offers] a complete service process, coordinating all aspects of fundraising programs including script development and testing, list management services, fulfillment mail design and preparation, print production of all mail materials, daily results and reporting, and fulfillment reporting. FLS-DCI has the capacity to make over 40,000 fundraising calls a day and [works] directly with ... clients to make sure donor and prospect files are called quickly and without delay."
- Corporate: "FLS-DCI is known for getting the right message to the right people ... [makes] certain the client message is on the mark. Fortune 50 companies, trade associations, and several issue based organizations have relied on FLS-DCI to build their database of grass-roots supporters and members, encouraging them to write a letter, or make a call to their legislator on issues that directly impact their industry."
National Campaigns and Associations
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Americans for Limited Terms, Inc.
- Americans for Tax Reform
- Bernstein-Rein Advertising, Inc.
- Capital Hill Communications
- Coalition for a Better America
- Food Marketing Institute
- Green Bay Packers, Inc.
- Gun Owners of America
- Illinois Soybean Association
- Insurance Federation of Minnesota
- Jericho PR
- Ketchum Public Affairs
- Minnesota Business Partnership
- Minnesota Vikings
- National Federation of Independent Business
- National Pork Producers Council
- National Restaurant Association
- National Retail Federation
- National Rifle Association
- RJ Reynolds
- Small Business Survival Committee
- St. Paul Chamber of Commerce
- The Bravo Group
- The Vigneault Company
- U.S. English, Inc.
- United for Washington
- US Term Limits
- Wal-Mart Stores
- Walt Klein & Associates, Inc.
- Wisconsin Farm Bureau
- Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce
Candidates and Campaigns
- Bush/Cheney 2000
- Bob Dole for President
- Governor Jeb Bush - FL
- Governor John Hoeven - ND
- Governor Judy Martz - MT
- Governor Mike Foster - LA
- Governor Mike Huckabee - AR
- Senator Chuck Grassley - IA
- Senator Conrad Burns - MT
- Senator John Ashcroft- MO
- Senator Mitch McConnell- KY
- Senator Rick Santorum - PA
- Senator Slade Gorton - WA
National Republican Organizations
- National Republican Congressional Committee
- National Republican Senatorial Committee
- National Rifle Association
- Progress for America
- Republican Governor's Association
- Republican National Committee
- Republican State Parties
2401 West Behrend Drive Suite 7
Phoenix, AZ 85027
St. Paul Office
570 Asbury Street, Suite 201
St. Paul, MN 55104
Other Related SourceWatch Resources
- Joshua Micah Marshall, "Its bad enough", Talking Points Memo, March 1, 2002.
- Rob Christensen, "Bush role boosted Dole", NewsObserver.com, November 10, 2002.
- Paul Demko, "Fear of a Liberal Planet," City Pages, February 11, 2004.
- Thomas B. Edsall, "GOP Creating Own '527' Groups: Unregulated Funds Can Be Raised", Washington Post, May 25, 2004.
- OMB Watch, "Republicans Jump on "527" Bandwagon", June 1, 2004.
- http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35067-2004Dec29.html "Republican Party expenditure 2004 election cycle", OpenSecrets.org, accessed January 2005.
- Thomas B. Edsall and James V. Grimaldi, "How the Two Parties Split Their Millions", Washington Post, December 30, 2004.
- "People for Integrity in Government: "527" Political Organization Filing Information", CampaignMoney.com, accessed January 2005.