• Results That Matter.

    The Smoot Tewes Group (STG) is a fully integrated political and public affairs consulting firm. Our team of experienced professionals has waged and won dozens of high-profile, high-stakes campaigns for candidates, companies, coalitions, and causes. We bring the lessons learned and the results earned to your challenges.

Strategists with political, issue, and advocacy expertise

Founded by two of President Obama’s senior campaign architects, STG brings together a unique team of seasoned political and public affairs professionals who have operated at the top levels of politics and government. STG takes a 360° approach to building campaigns for our clients. From development and fundraising to strategy to day-to-tactics and implementation, we put together complete programs designed to do one thing: win.
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Julianna Smoot

Julianna Smoot

A co-founder and partner at STG, Julianna Smoot is widely regarded as one of the country’s top political operatives and the most successful fundraiser in political history. Keep reading …

Paul Tewes

Paul Tewes

Paul Tewes is well known as one the foremost political operatives in the country, having spent two decades developing and implementing successful candidate and issue campaigns across the country. Keep reading …

Strategic Counsel

Our team can help you navigate Washington (and state capitals) to strategically position your industry, cause or campaign with the right audiences.

Issue and Campaign Management

STG can help develop and implement a comprehensive blueprint for victory — pursuing smart strategies and executing creative tactics that deliver real results.


Our deep understanding of today’s fragmented media landscape means our clients’ message gets delivered to the right people, in the right way, through the right channel.

Development and Fundraising

We have built and executed the most successful fundraising campaigns in American political history, and we want to put that experience to work for you.

Campaign Operations

All campaigns have immediate operational and logistical needs. With our campaign expertise, STG can seamlessly complement your existing structure or help you build it from the ground up.

Digital Strategy

We build online campaigns that lead to offline victories. We listen to clients to help them find tools that fit — social, email, mobile and more — and lay out plans to engage and mobilize the supporters they need to succeed.

Event Management

Whether it is a major fundraising dinner or a three day policy conference, we can help you seamlessly plan and execute a successful event.

Grasstops and Grassroots Engagement

We help find and engage local activists, organizations and institutions, who will kick up dust and bring attention to your cause — in townhall meetings, local media events, phone calls to elected officials, and more. Our team built some of the largest, most effective field and grassroots campaigns in history.