Under the Dome

Woodhouse launches Berger congressional campaign, moves on

Dallas Woodhouse is no longer managing the congressional campaign of Phil Berger Jr., the Rockingham County prosecutor who is running for the GOP nomination to replace U.S. Rep. Howard Coble.

Woodhouse, former director of the state chapter of Americans for Prosperity, was brought in to launch the campaign, but it was never the plan to retain him for the long haul, Woodhouse and consultant Jay Connaughton said.

The plan is to hire a campaign manager who lives in the 6th Congressional District. Woodhouse, a Triangle resident, says family and work obligations prevent him from moving to the Greensboro area.

“Dallas did a great job and we really needed someone with his extensive experience and talents to launch the campaign as quickly and as successfully as we did,” Connaughton said.

Connaughton is with the Louisiana-based firm Innovative Advertising, which not only has done campaign work for Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger (the candidate’s father) and several other state senators, it also produced the infamous “banjo ad” to promote state Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby on television in 2012.