EXCLUSIVE: ‘Bipartisan’ Transition Integrity Project Hires ‘Majority LGBT, Majority Woman’, Democrat-Only Consulting Firm Linked to Kamala Harris


The Transition Integrity Project appears to have hired an exclusively Democrat-run consulting firm that has described itself as “working with” Kamala Harris’s presidential campaign, to orchestrate communications for the purportedly “bipartisan” group.

The group’s website – which went up for a few hours last week before hastily being pulled down – revealed that press inquiries should be directed to “tippress@newcostrategies.com.”

The group’s collaboration with Newco Strategies, however, is yet another blow to the effort’s facade of bipartisanship.

The Transition Integrity Project’s short-lived site.

And that’s in addition to the fact the Transition Integrity Project – which presents itself as a neutral arbiter of the 2020 election – derives funding from a group extensively tied to President Obama and the Chinese Communist Party, along with its founder previously working for George Soros and donating tens of thousands of dollars to Democrats.

The National Pulse can now reveal that Newco strategies, the firm identified as receiving press inquiries on behalf of the Transition Integrity Project, has insisted it “worked with Senator Kamala Harris this cycle” and “look[s] forward to her becoming our next Vice President.”
Newco Partner Emmy Ruiz, a senior adviser to Harris’s failed presidential campaign and Hillary 2016 campaign alum, spoke at a Democratic National Convention’s campaign “training session.”
Ruiz inaugurated the first training session on the first day of the DNC
Ruiz is a prolific critic of President Trump, declaring herself “proud to be with Kamala Harris” because she’ll “prosecute Donald Trump” and has declared Trump “cannot be president.” Referencing then-candidate Trump, she insisted in 2016 that Americans wouldn’t have to “accept” Trump:
“We don’t have to accept this. We can and WILL organize. Women CAN and WILL STOP TRUMP.”
In addition to Ruiz, the “majority-minority, majority-LGTBQ, and majority-women owned firm,” according to its website, exclusively employs Democrats.
Founder Jess O’Connell describes herself as having worked “to advance progressive people and policies all over the country” for “nearly twenty years,” having “held senior positions with Hillary Clinton, Pete Buttigieg, and the Democratic National Committee.”
Director Krsytal Ortiz, an alum of the Hillary 2016 campaign, identifies herself as a veteran Democratic strategist, “helping to deliver the only two Democratic Senate pickups in 2018 and a Democratic majority in the House, with 26 red to blue flips.”
And Director Nery Espinosa describes herself as “advanc[ing] causes that blend social justice and foreign policy” and has consulted for Planned Parenthood. Through its hiring decisions, the Transition Integrity Project continues to make clear its claims of “bipartisanship” are a complete and utter farce.

Natalie Winters

Natalie Winters is freelance reporter.

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