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AUSTIN- Today, Stanford Campaigns, a national opposition research firm based out of Austin, TX, announced that “retiring” South Carolina Representative Boyd Brown was joining the Stanford team as Vice President for Business Development.

“I’m leaving the legislature, but I’m staying in politics,” said Brown. “Cutting my political teeth in South Carolina, I have a clear understanding that politics is a blood sport. I look forward to going from the guy who brought the gun to the knife fight to the guy supplying the ammo. I’m still going to keep politicians honest. Now, it’ll just be my livelihood.”

Jason Stanford, founder and CEO of Stanford Campaigns, welcomed Brown aboard, a move that immediately expands Stanford Campaigns’ client base into the Carolinas and across the Southeast.

“Boyd Brown is more than a bomb thrower. Boyd is a rare political talent, and we’re excited to have him join our team,” said Stanford. “But yeah, he’s a bomb thrower. That’s going to come in handy, because throwing bombs is what we do for a living.”

Rep. Brown is retiring from the South Carolina House of Representatives after two terms as the leading Democratic voice in the Palmetto State. Last month Brown was elected to the Democratic National Committee, and just this week, The Washington Post referred to Brown as the “Voice of a Generation.”

Founded in 1997, Stanford Campaigns has worked for hundreds of campaigns nationwide. The firm’s clients in South Carolina have included those of former Governor Jim Hodges, Linda Ketner for Congress and Mullins McLeod for Governor. Jason Stanford writes a nationally syndicated column and co-wrote Adios, Mofo: Why Rick Perry Will Make America Miss George W. Bush.”

“I’m fairly confident that hiring Boyd will turn out better than writing a book about Rick Perry’s presidential ambitions,” said Stanford. “I’ll try to discourage Boyd from trying to do the same with Nikki Haley’s national aspirations.”

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