Tremont Director Quoted in Governing Magazine

The Waning Power of State Political Parties

They’re far from irrelevant, but campaign financing laws have hurt their influence.

Parties also play a unique role in coordinating activity and messaging between candidates at all levels, from legislators to the presidency. “A super PAC can fill the airwaves and Internet with effective, targeted negative messaging, but it cannot activate party supporters, who rely on local elected officials for guidance, support and patronage,” says Matt Hennessy, a Democratic consultant.