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The Influentials 2017: True blue

Patrick Brown’s Conservative circle of trust

The Influentials 2017: True blue
THE STRATEGIST

Walied Soliman, Campaign chair A long-time friend, confidant and running partner of Brown’s, Soliman possesses an impressive Rolodex thanks to his role as board chair at blue-chip law firm Norton Rose Fulbright.

 

The Influentials 2017: True blue
THE RINGMASTER

Alykhan Velshi, Chief of staff A former Harper operative, Velshi keeps a low profile but runs all aspects of Brown’s operations. He’s a former lawyer and McKinsey consultant with neo-con views.

 

The Influentials 2017: True blue
THE COMMS PRO

Rebecca Thompson, Deputy chief of staff, head of communications A former Sun News correspondent and staffer to Stephen Harper, Rona Ambrose and John Baird, Thompson controls the message and keeps Brown’s staff in line.

 

The Influentials 2017: True blue
THE FIELD COMMANDER

Andrew Boddington, Campaign director A veteran of Hudak and O’Leary campaigns, Boddington is looking for a change of fortune this time around. He’s executive VP of Policy Concepts, a conservative lobby group with deep ties to powerful right-wingers.

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The Influentials 2017: True blue
THE SPIN DOCTOR

Dan Robertson, Marketing specialist A former ad man for Harper, Robertson, who runs Indent Communications, is the creative force behind Brown’s public image and the Wynne-focused attack ads.

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