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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November 3, 2016

Five Thoughts: an Updated Look at the Latest Returns

Since we reviewed the ballot returns a week ago, they have nearly doubled – skyrocketing from 882,000 to over 1.5 million returns.  That means we have now achieved over 62% of the anticipated turnout.  There are likely another 900,000 to 1 million peop...

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November 1, 2016

Coughlin on Voter Turnout

Will Arizona go blue?  Is Trump impacting other Arizona races?  HighGround President and CEO Chuck Coughlin was interviewed by the AP on current voter turnout in Arizona and its impact on the Presidential Election and other races.  Check it out:



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October 27, 2016

Four Observations about Voting So Far in Arizona

In the era of early voting, we like to say that every day is Election Day.  It’s true – people are making up their minds and casting their ballots every day for the past two weeks.  Now, as the ballots start coming back in (in spite of a painfully slow...

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October 27, 2016

Director Art Haynie and HighGround Launch First Ever Virtual Reality Political Campaign Ad

PHOENIX – In an election year where technology has haunted both Presidential candidates, one local campaign in Arizona has successfully tapped a new technology to educate and reach voters.  Director Art Haynie and HighGround, Inc. have teamed up to bre...

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October 20, 2016

Arizona Corporation Commission Race Still Wide Open

Nearly 30% remain undecided as outside Special Interests spend funds to influence the regulatory race


PHOENIX (October 20, 2016)— In the same poll of likely Arizona General Election voters that showed Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton...

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October 18, 2016

Recreational Marijuana on the Brink - Minimum Wage Passing in Latest Statewide Poll

Proposition 205 just shy of 50% of the vote, Proposition 206 slightly stronger with 54%

PHOENIX (October 18, 2016)— In a poll of likely Arizona General Election voters, conducted on October 14th as ballots hit mailboxes, Proposition 205 (initiative re...

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October 17, 2016

Latest Poll Shows Arizona is Officially a Battleground State

As early voting begins, Clinton leads Trump by 2 points and McCain has a commanding 10 point lead over Kirkpatrick

 PHOENIX (October 17, 2016)— In a recent statewide poll of likely Arizona General Election voters conducted on October 14th, Democratic ...

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