Jim Messina, the Boise High graduate who managed President Obama’s 2012 re-election bid is now working to help win a second term for the Prime Minister of Great Britain, David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative Party.
Messina has opened a consulting outfit, the Messina Group. He told the Post he has “long admired” Cameron, a fiscal conservative who is taking flack from the left for budget cuts. While a fiscal conservative, Cameron would fit into liberal camps in the U.S. on issued such as climate change and foreign policy.
“While I will not be moving to London, nor will I be managing any type of day to day political operations, I will be offering strategic campaign advice leading up to 2015,” Messina told the Post.
Messina’s mother and step-father, Jan and Rick Heller, live in Nampa. Messina grew up in Boise and got his break in politics working for Montana Democratic Sen. Max Baucus.