Co-Founder of No Labels to Campaign for Eliot Cutler

Press Release from the Cutler campaign:

Mark McKinnon, a nationally known Republican political strategist and leading political reformer who helped found the group No Labels will campaign, in Portland Friday for Independent candidate for Governor Eliot Cutler.

McKinnon has been praised for his ability to put principle before partisanship.

He has been the principal media advisor to the campaigns of President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain, as well as Texas Democrats Ann Richards and Charlie Wilson and Bono. He has served on the board of Americans Elect and co-founded No Labels – organizations that are dedicated to overcoming partisanship, gridlock and special interests in American politics.

McKinnon said, “There are few people in the country who have fought as hard for political reform as Eliot Cutler. Voters in Maine and all across America are sick of partisan politics, and I’m excited about Eliot’s campaign because he is such a great example of a someone who is passionate about reform and is using the political process to do right by the people of Maine.”

McKinnon will be headlining the “Republicans for Eliot” Luncheon on Friday at Dimillo’s Floating Restaurant in Portland, as well as a campaign reception at the Portland Regency Hotel later that evening. Tickets for both events are available by contacting Cutler Campaign Headquarters at 207-358-7000 or email:

Cutler said, “I am honored to have Mark McKinnon’s support in my campaign for Governor. I have long admired his work at the national level to break down the barriers of partisanship, gridlock and special interests. He inspires voters to reject politics as usual and will help us continue a storied tradition of independence in the state of Maine.”


Mark McKinnon has served as principal media adviser for hundreds of campaigns for candidates, companies, and causes, including George W. Bush, John McCain, Ann Richards, Charlie Wilson, and Bono, and has helped to engineer five successful presidential primary and general elections. McKinnon is a cofounder of No Labels, a non-profit organization dedicated to bipartisanship, civil discourse, and problem solving in politics. And he is Texas co-chair of the Freedom to Marry Campaign.

For three decades, Mark McKinnon has been solving complex strategic challenges for causes, companies and candidates, including George W. Bush, John McCain, Ann Richards and Bono. He helped engineer five winning presidential primary and general-election campaigns, and in recent years has become a leading reformer, cofounding, co chairing and working with organizations like No Labels, Mayday, CounterPAC, Take Back Our Republic and the Freedom to Marry Campaign.

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