Author Archive for: Tessa Gould
About Tessa Gould
Tessa Gould has nearly three decades of campaign, communications and policy experience, much of that time spent focused on the Dakotas. She has served on the staff of two U.S. Senators, four Members of Congress and has managed eight campaigns in fly over country. Gould has been named one of the top “500 influencers in American Politics” and a “Top Influencer by State” for several years running by Campaigns and Elections Magazine. We took a staff vote and decided she was qualified to write for NDxPlains. Gould grew up in Jamestown, played sports, did lots of fun stuff and attended college there. That’s where her love of the color orange began. She currently serves as Executive Director of the One Country Project and is a partner at a Washington DC based lobbying and public affairs firm. She spends time with her English bulldog, Sully, in DC, ND, MN and hockey rinks and baseball stadiums around the country.
It comes as no surprise that the economy and inflation were front and center in Americans’ minds and conversations this past quarter. As we go full steam ahead into the upcoming midterm elections, it is vital that candidates and their teams understand where national and rural audiences are keeping their focus. Fortunately, One Country Project […]
In her first video sit down interview with North Dakota media last week, U.S. House candidate Cara Mund made a lot of news. Naturally, hearing her motivation to enter the race, her positions on the issues, and why her background and experiences qualify her to serve the people of North Dakota will get her ink. […]
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ND xPlains is about transparency and accountability for all sides in the arena of North Dakota politics. It is a place to come for the rest of the story. The narrative created by a void of an independent perspective will be challenged. If you’re tired of having the same thinly stretched slant thrown at you and are looking for other voices, you’ve come to the right place.
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