Meet Your Flaks Of The Year

Last night on Capitol Hill, Quinn & Gillespie honored D.C.’s best spokespersons in its annual Flak Bash.

The winners primarily went to flaks for political leadership:

    Republican, Presidential Campaign — Ken Spain, National Republican Congressional Committee

    Democrat, Presidential Campaign — Jennifer Crider, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

    Republican, Capitol Hill Press Secretary — Don Stewart, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

    Democrat, Capitol Hill Press Secretary — Brendan Daly, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

    Industry — T. Boone Pickens, creator of the Pickens Plan, a major energy policy effort and founder and chairman of the hedge fund BP Capital Management

Judges: Jeff Birnbaum, The Washington Times; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; Bob Cusack, The Hill; Eve Fairbanks, The New Republic; Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post; Kathryn Jean Lopez; National Review Online; Charlie Mitchell, Roll Call; Brody Mullins, The Wall Street Journal; Bara Vaida, National Journal; and Jim VandeHei, The Politico.