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October 21, 2013

Obama’s chief fund raiser opens political consulting firm

NC native Juliana Smoot opens DC firm

Julianna Smoot, the North Carolina native who was Barack Obama's chief fund raiser during the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, has formed her own DC political consulting firm.

She is joining forces with Paul Tewes, another senior Obama aide, to launch Smoot Tewes Group, a fully integrated political and public affairs consulting group.

STG starts with ten political and public policy professionals. The firm has been up and running since June, but is making its official launch in October. The group's portfolio includes health care issues and environmental campaigns, as well as funding raising and strategic counsel.

Smoot, who grew up in Clinton, the daughter of a golf pro, raised money for many Democratic senators before becoming Obama's chief fund raiser bringing in more than $1 billion. She was also instrumental in raising money for the Democratic Convention held in Charlotte last year.

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