Cory Bliss
Corry Bliss

Corry Bliss, who ran the Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC and its sister nonprofit American Action Network through the 2018 midterm cycle, is joining FP1 Strategies as a partner in its political and public affairs practices.

Referred to as “national Republicans’ favorite political fixer” by Time magazine in 2016, Bliss had been at CLF and AAN since January 2017. While there, he raised and supervised a budget of $213 million, launching a national field program of 40 offices that was credited with reaching more than 35 million voters.

He previously ran the 2016 campaign for Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), in which the candidate came back from a nine-point polling deficit to rack up a 21-point win. He also managed Kansas Senator Sam Roberts’ successful 2014 campaign for re-election.

At the CLF and AAN, Bliss is being replaced by Dan Conston, president of Conston Communications, who served as communications director for Illinois Rep. Peter Roskam during his stint as chief deputy whip for the Republicans in the House of Representatives.