April 14, 2017

Remembering Lincoln

As we conclude Passover and begin the celebration of Easter, it is appropriate to recall that on this date, April 14th, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated 152 years ago.  His death happened a mere six days after General Lee surrendered his army at the  A...

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April 10, 2017

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

My wife Patricia and I just returned from a trip to Kyoto, Japan, the ancient Imperial capital.  Patricia lived and worked in Osaka for six years in the 80’s and early 90’s for a modeling agency, so it was a return trip for her and an eye opener for ...

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April 6, 2017

Health Care in America: Chuck Coughlin on KTAR

Over the past month, health care in America has taken over as the most-discussed public policy issue facing Congress. With House Republicans looking to pass the American Health Care Act after years of promising voters a full Obamacare repeal, many repr...

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March 30, 2017

The Role of the Surrogate

The Role of the Surrogate: Chuck Coughlin on KJZZ


Last week, HighGround President and CEO Chuck Coughlin joined Steve Goldstein of the KJZZ Here and Now program to discuss the role of surrogates and spokespersons for elected officials.

In a time w...

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March 22, 2017

HighGround Wins Big at American Association of Political Consultants

Adding to a successful election cycle that was already highlighted by an August clean sweep and two major awards from Campaigns & Elections, HighGround took home the Gold last week from the American Association of Political Consultants.  At the AAPC ...

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February 22, 2017

HighGround Public Affairs Wins Two Reed Awards in Las Vegas

Arizona firm recognized for Best Virtual Reality Ad and Best Newspaper Ad
by Campaigns and Elections at 2017 Reed Awards Conference

PHOENIX—HighGround Public Affairs, the longest continually operating running public affairs firm in Arizona, was recogni...

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February 2, 2017

Controlling Our Actions & Reactions

A primer on American Immigration & Border Security Policy

When I began dating my wife, Patricia, she had an inscription on the mirror at her home that seemed profound to me then: “You can only control your actions and reactions.”

In the age of Twitte...

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January 20, 2017

Our Hope For The New President

Thomas Jefferson was elected President of the United States on February 17, 1801 on the thirty-sixth ballot in the U.S. House of Representatives - breaking a tie vote.

Certainly, our country has seen times of greater division than we are witnessing toda...

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January 13, 2017

HighGround is a Finalist for Seven National Awards

HighGround has been named a finalist for seven national awards from Campaigns & Elections –  the preeminent “how-to” journal of politics, focused on the tools, tactics and techniques of the political consulting profession.   The Reed Awards recognize e...

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January 10, 2017

Jennifer Liewer Joins HighGround

Phoenix, AZ – Long-time Valley public relations and communication professional, Jennifer Liewer has joined the team at HighGround Public Affairs as an Account Consultant for Public Relations and Strategic Communication. Liewer will expand the firm’s PR...

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