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Who is Michael L. Connell? Part II: Behind the firewall

December 21, 2008
Todd Johnston

In Part I: The Atwater School of Politics, we detailed the first half of Michael L. Connell’s GOP career arc, from college-aged Bush 41 computer prodigy to seasoned smashmouth campaign planner.

In the latter half of the 90s, Connell’s return to hi-tech was a no-brainer, as the Internet explosion unearthed new pathways and paradigms for soliciting votes. With the creation of his company New Media Communications, Connell began to blaze a nascent “super-highway” and to begin the task of re-branding the Bush family legacy from “wimp” to “winner.” And by the end of the decade, New Media’s and gilded Connell’s status as “a trusted partisan.”

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