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A lot of times, Va. when his phone rang with a request: go to Kansas and take control of the flagging re-election campaign of incumbent Senator Pat Roberts who was on the outs with voters in part because of revelations that Roberts no longer lived in the state No one in Kansas including the Senator was impressed when Bliss arrived in a place where he’d never set foot summoned the Roberts family and shared with them the reality: the third-term Senator was in trouble “No one likes your father” Bliss told Roberts’ children who didn’t take kindly to it “The good news is even fewer people like [then Senate Democratic leader] Harry Reid” Bliss is nothing if not blunt “Corry has no bedside manner but you don’t really care if you need CPR” says a Bliss ally with close ties to Republican leadership “Corry is the guy we send in when it’s all falling apart” During a session to prepare Roberts for a debate that first weekend Bliss asked to see the Senator’s prep book The strategist took one look shook his head and tossed it into the garbage Then Bliss who had been on the ground less than a day walked into the office reception area found a computer that was not password-protected and typed out a one-page cheat sheet: at every opportunity Roberts should refer to his opponent a former Democrat who was running as an independent as either a Reid sycophant a Barack Obama yes-man or a Democratic Party stooge Roberts eked out a win by less than 92000 votes This is another page in the Bliss playbook: find a bogeyman and make the race a referendum on that person Earlier this year with Democrats on the verge of winning a special election for a House seat in the conservative Atlanta suburbs Bliss was again dispatched to work his magic He arrived with $7 million in hand and proceeded to turn the Democratic nominee a telegenic 30-year-old named Jon Ossoff into a proxy for Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi who is loathed by many Republicans “I don’t know what I’d do without her She’s central to next year” Bliss says of Pelosi “You can have Speaker Ryan or you can have Speaker Pelosi It’s chicken or steak Fish is not on the menu” This approach–and everything Bliss does really–drives his political opponents bananas To Democrats the fact that Republicans had to scramble to save a Georgia seat that had been in Republican hands for almost four decades says more about their own rising fortunes than the GOP’s defensive abilities “They’re trying to salvage some of these incumbent seats but the reality is they can’t and they won’t” says Charlie Kelly Bliss’ counterpart at the super PAC backed by Pelosi and her lieutenants House Majority PAC “They want to talk about Nancy Pelosi but it won’t be effective because Paul Ryan is the single most unpopular politician in the country” Consider the Nebraska district where Bliss is working to protect Bacon A recent survey by Public Policy Polling a Democratic firm found Ryan with a 62% disapproval rating among voters there higher than Trump’s 54% disapproval numbers For Bliss none of this matters so far out from next year’s elections What counts are the relationships his troops are building at voters’ front doors Unlike many super-PAC bosses who often get a cut of the advertising spending Bliss has little use for pricey media campaigns at this point in the fight Instead of lining his own pockets by airing commercials he plans to spend his cash reaching out directly to voters who are weary of ads “Super PACs are a legalized Ponzi scheme for consultants to build beach houses” Bliss says “We’re going to focus on winning” Tapped to run Portman’s 2016 re-election campaign when the Senator was nine points down Bliss recruited tens of thousands of high schoolers and college students to knock on doors and make phone calls to help Portman–more than a year before voting began Historically the Republican National Committee takes charge of that task albeit much later But Bliss didn’t have much confidence in the RNC’s will or capacity So he built his own data technology and get-out-the-vote machine He also advised Portman to ignore Trump “Everyone wanted to talk about the drama and soap opera of the presidential campaign” says Isakowitz who has been Portman’s chief of staff since 2014 “We talked about what Rob had done for Lake Erie for the opioid crisis” When Trump accepted the party’s nomination in Cleveland Portman scheduled a counter-convention focused on Ohio voters and veterans In the end Portman carried Ohio by 21 points outperforming Trump by 13 Bliss visits his super PAC’s field office in the Omaha district of Representative Don Bacon to ensure volunteers are connecting with voters Unlike other outside groups Bliss has focused on the ground game instead of airing attack ads Walker Pickering for TIME Not everyone inside the GOP is a fan of Bliss’s methods When Ryan wanted to tap Bliss to run House Republican leadership’s super PAC and affiliated think tank he met resistance from high-ranking members of the GOP establishment including Reince Priebus the former RNC chairman and Trump’s first White House chief of staff Ryan who raises cash for this project ignored the objections Since Bliss–and many of his Portman deputies–took over the super PAC there has been a 100% staff turnover and a new approach that focuses on doors not ads “He understands how to win races” says Representative Mimi Walters of California a Bliss friend who has helped him raise cash Bliss’s take-no-prisoners style can make enemies too He has little tolerance for Republicans who aren’t team players When GOP Representative David Young of Iowa wavered on supporting Ryan’s plan to scrap Obamacare earlier this year Bliss shut down an already-leased office to help Young’s re-election bid the group’s second in the country “We will never spend a dollar attacking a Republican However there’s a bias in this organization toward friends and family” Bliss says “If he didn’t support the Speaker and the President we couldn’t support him” And some question whether his approach can scale to the national level It’s one thing to burrow into a single race and turn it around It’s another when the entire country is your map the goal is to secure 218 Republican seats in the House and you can’t speak directly to the candidates about the nitty-gritty of the campaign because of campaign-finance laws “You have a super PAC that is trying to talk to voters with high school kids and is funded by a guy who is incredibly unpopular” says Dan Sena who runs House Democrats’ official campaign arm Already the Democrats are planning to contest 91 races putting Bliss on defense But so far in this election cycle Bliss’s approach with his in-house team of data nerds researchers and lawyers has drawn raves in places like Bacon’s Omaha district “I’ve never seen something as organized as this” says Jon Tucker chairman of Nebraska’s Douglas County Republican Party “All of these contacts are going to show up at the polls and vote for other Republicans” At the same time Bliss isn’t above some of the more traditional approaches to political warfare His super PAC’s partner a nonprofit think tank that he also runs the American Action Network is providing $30 million in TV ads to push the GOP tax cuts And Bliss’s super PAC itself will eventually get into the ad game next year Bliss is already amassing a trove of research about his Democratic opponents for use in those air wars The 2017 campaign of Democrat Rob Quist was a vivid illustration of how brutal Bliss can be when he unearths a damaging nugget Last summer Quist a folk singer turned upstart political candidate was mounting a surprisingly strong bid in a special election for Montana’s sole US House seat Bliss’ research team uncovered Quist’s 1994 testimony in a medical-malpractice lawsuit which revealed Quist had contracted herpes Bliss says he leaked the testimony to conservative media outlets which posted stories that took Quist off the campaign trail at a critical moment “The point is to win” Bliss says “Politics is like sports for adults … I live for the fight” Last year as he was sketching out the groundwork for the GOP’s midterm firewall Bliss took a rare break He rented a house in Saratoga Springs and bet on every race for a week He struck out on the last contest–a costly loss in an otherwise winning week He shrugged it off lit a cigar and walked the mile and a half back to his rented home He still left the track with more money in his pocket than he arrived with If Bliss can beat the 2018 odds and deliver a similar string of wins next fall it will have been the young oddsmaker’s talents–and a bit of good luck–that saved Paul Ryan’s grip on the Speaker’s gavel Write to Philip Elliott at [email protected] This appears in the December 25 2017 issue of TIME Mukherjee was associated with these ordinances both, there is no formal record of Mukherjee choosing to return ordinances even when the Narendra Modi government was on an ordinance 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