Crapo Announces Campaign Team

Boise, ID – Today, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo announced the team for his 2016 re-election campaign. The Crapo for Senate campaign team will be headed by senior advisors Todd Cranney, Travis Hawkes and Sarah Nelson of Riverwood Strategies. The Riverwood team most recently oversaw the strategy and management of Congressman Mike Simpson’s re-election victory in one of the nation’s top primary battles of 2014.

Cranney has served in high-level leadership, strategy and management roles with multiple national and statewide campaigns including the Romney for President 2012 campaign. Hawkes served as the Idaho Finance Chairman and on the National Finance Committee for the 2012 Romney for President campaign. Nelson has extensive campaign management and battleground state experience and oversaw activities in 17 west and mid-west states for the 2012 Romney campaign. All three are Idaho natives.

“I’m very proud of the strong, talented campaign team overseeing my 2016 re-election campaign,” said Senator Mike Crapo. “I look forward to working with them as we share my conservative record of leading efforts to repeal Obamacare, reduce our national debt, reform our antiquated tax code and entitlement programs, maintain a strong national defense and keep government out of our lives so our families have the ability to succeed.”

Senator Crapo has also brought on several additional campaign team members including: Brandon Waters with Arena Communications, Jim Innocenzi with Sandler-Innocenzi, Lou Esposito with Spartac and Glen Bolger with Public Opinion Strategies.

Waters is a partner at Arena Communications and a top national strategist with vast experience in messaging, targeting and direct mail. Innocenzi is a veteran media consultant and has been the creative force behind dozens of high profile political campaigns. Esposito has over 30 years of political and strategic communication experience and has worked on candidate and issue advocacy campaigns nationally and internationally. A co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies, Bolger is one of the Republican Party’s leading political strategists and pollsters.

Senator Crapo is an unwavering conservative who proudly represents the people of Idaho in the U.S. Senate. As a conservative leader, Mike has spent his career fighting to lower taxes, eliminate wasteful government spending, stop federal government overreach, reform entitlement programs to ensure their solvency and bring free market principles to health care. Mike has an A+ rating with the National Rifle Association and has earned a 100% rating from the National Right to Life Committee.