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"Lis Smith Brings Her Losing Ways to the Obama Campaign" | Missouri Political News Service

“Lis Smith Brings Her Losing Ways to the Obama Campaign”

January 19th, 2012 by mopns · No Comments

It seems that others in and outside of Missouri realize that former Missourian and wife of former state Sen. Jeff Smith is pretty sad when it comes to being a political operative.  Ms. Smith won our “most stupid quote of the day”  back in 2007 and she was also responsible that summer for the Chris Koster attorney general campaign kickoff disaster in St. Louis: (Smith is in a light blue blouse and dark skirt looking absolutely clueless as reporters question Koster.)

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An Ohio blog called Third Base Politics also has some unflattering opinions on Ms. Smith’s political acumen:

Our old friend Lis Smith is back in the news. Lis was the communications director for Ted Strickland during his campaign for reelection back in 2010….For example, she tweeted out that someone who blocked her on Twitter had a “glass jaw” and mockingly called him a “grown man”. Here at Third Base Politics, it was revealed that someone else also blocked others on Twitter. Her boss, Ted Strickland.

Even simple jobs at her latest position, working for the Democratic Governor’s Association, seemed a bit challenging. As communications director for the DGA, their website was her responsibility. The DGA has a straightforward purpose. Promote Democrats, and attack Republicans. Which is why we, and others, found it amusing that the DGA website was posting glowingly positive news about Republican governors….Now, the Obama administration has hired her to be their “Director of Rapid Response”.

  • 2010: Worked on Ted Strickland’s reelection campaign. Result: LOST
  • 2009: Worked on Governor Jon Corzine’s reelection campaign. In Democratic New Jersey. Result: LOST
  • 2009: Worked on Terry McAuliffe’s VA gubernatorial campaign, who had major name recognition and outspent everyone else in the race. Result: LOST
  • 2008: Worked on Dan Seals campaign for Congress. In deep blue Illinois in a Democrat wave. LOST



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