New political shop in Tally
The Markham Group, a democratic consulting firm with offices in Little Rock and DC, is setting up shop in Tallahassee. Markham partner Paul Neaville, former Rod Smith campaign manager, has brought on board Todd Wilder. Wilder is Smith's former political director, though he went on to help Charlie Crist in the general election. He'll be doing lobbying, public affairs, grassroots and political campaigns.
Said Neaville: "I made a lot of friends in Florida during the year and a half I spent there, and Todd is certainly one of them. It will be fun to engage in Florida politics again."