Christy Mihos Makes Campaign Changes as Funds Lag

Christy’s fundraising numbers didn’t look good compared to Charlie Baker’s but now it seems that Mihos is changing the staffers.

I’m actually surprised that now former spokesman & media director Kevin Sowyrda lasted this long after the aborted/rumored US Senate run instead of gubernatorial.  

I’m also not surprised by Joe Manzoli becoming the official campaign chair.  Is it only me but I kind of already assumed this to be the case.

The overall article is pretty hard on Christy Mihos as Sowyrda shoots on a recent pair of Dick Morris fundraisers that evidently failed to live up to fundraising goals.

Republican Christy Mihos’s campaign for governor is in some disorder after it fell short of fund-raising goals, did not fulfill a promise to go up with television ads in October, and fired its director of communications as part of a staff shake-up.

Kevin Sowyrda, who has been Mihos’s spokesman and media director since the summer, said he was told yesterday that he has been terminated. Sowyrda said he has not heard directly from Mihos, but that he had heard he was fired from another consultant to the campaign, whom he would not identify.

Sowyrda’s departure comes amid a broader staff reshuffling, in which Mihos appointed his field director, Joseph Manzoli, as his campaign manager. Neither Mihos nor Manzoli returned calls for comment.

The Mihos campaign hired national GOP fund-raiser Carolyn Machado more than a month ago to put together a financial plan. But Mihos’s committee has yet to show it can raise substantial sums beyond the candidate’s own bank account.…

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  • politicalmadman

    So, who says Mihos needs the money anyway ?? Your title makes it seem that Mihos has no money. Same could be said about Paglialuca no ??

    I am confused as to the concern here. If they don’t raise any money, but use their own, is that a bad thing? Some would say-oh, he has no broad support within the party. Really ? What party is left (Repubs), by the way, and how many are out of work right now ??

    If he does go out and bend arms to raise money ala all other candidates, doesn’t that take the limited amount of money on the street, off the street for local candidates ? I would think that people would be happy that people like Mihos and Paglialuca are using their own funds, kind of like putting their money where their mouth is-no ??

    Seems to me these guys are infusing their onw money into the economy, not taking it out. Isn’t that what it’s all about??

  • I don’t know either Mihos or Sowyrda. I must say that Sowyrda appears to be a man with a sense of humor.

    Sowyrda said the first hint came when his campaign cellphone shut down yesterday.

    “This is classic Christy,” Sowyrda said. “Apparently, he has told people on the campaign that I resigned a month ago and have been working pro bono since then, which of course was news to me. However, we all love Christy dearly for this type of eccentricity, because that’s what makes him the very special person that he is.”

  • BrocktonDave

    …who want to build a power plant in Brockton.

    Of course he has seen from yesterday, that the only City Councilor openly for the power plant, went from the top vote getter of 4 at-large councilors to third and close to last.

    Of course he’s for a power plant 500 feet from a public housing area, but not for cape wind…  Which I have yet to see an explanation for.

    He wants to crap on my city, so I hope his campaign implodes.