About LN Consulting

Expertise in Harrisburg and across Pennsylvania

LN Consulting is a political consulting firm created by Mike Long and Todd Nyquist. Located in Harrisburg, PA, LN Consulting has earned the reputation as the undisputed leader in the political consulting arena. G. Terry Madonna, pollster for Franklin & Marshall College stated, "They have tremendous expertise in Harrisburg and across the state, and if you had to name two people more responsible for the Senate's GOP dominance, and well-connected in Harrisburg, they would be Mike Long and Todd Nyquist." They have a total of 45 years combined experience in the political arena, and over 70 campaign victories to their credit.

Mike Long
Mike Long has been involved in Pennsylvania politics for over 30 years, serving for 23 as the Majority Staff Administrator to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate – the most senior position in the Senate.

Mike has been the key political director, advisor and analyst for the Senate Republican Caucus. Since taking the majority in 1981, the Senate Republicans have won every election cycle, achieving a status as the most stable Republican majority in the country and Mike has been the key strategist in each campaign.

Mike has been featured as one of "Pennsylvania's Ten Most Influential People" in the January 2010 issue of Politics magazine and is consistently rated by various news sources as one of the most influential figures in the Pennsylvania political process.

Todd Nyquist
Todd Nyquist was the chief political strategist for the Senate Republicans in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 election cycles. During Todd's first year, in which Republicans across the country were defeated, the Senate Republicans did not lose a seat. In fact, under his leadership and guidance, the Senate Republicans managed to gain seats in districts dominated by Democratic voters and where the Senate Democrats held the seat.

Todd is widely credited for helping to guide Joe Scarnati to victory in 2001 and in his election to President Pro Tempore in 2007. In that same year Todd became the Majority Staff Administrator, helping Senator Scarnati build and maintain legislative and political unity during the most challenging state budget fights in decades.

In January of 2010, Politics magazine named him one of the top influencers in the "opinion of people who matter" in Pennsylvania.

Mike Barley
Mike is regarded as one of the top political strategists in the Commonwealth and has been involved in countless races at the statewide, congressional, legislative and county level over the past decade.

Prior to joining Long, Nyquist & Associates, Barley served as Campaign Manager and key political strategist to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and Lt. Governor Jim Cawley.

Prior to that role, Barley served as Executive Director of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania from 2011-2013. In that role, Barley was instrumental in helping the GOP expand their Congressional majority, maintain their state legislative majorities, pick-up statewide judicial seats and gain control of 53 out of the 67 county courthouses. Before serving as Executive Director, Barley served as Communications and Technology Director for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania and helped draft and execute strategies that helped elect six out of seven statewide judges in 2009 and to deliver historic Republican victories in 2010.

Mr. Barley graduated from Millersville University with a B.A. in English.

Athan Koutsiouroumbas
Athan has earned a reputation for getting things done and earning wins. His work in high-pressure, high-stakes situations has yielded him deep, meaningful relationships across the public, private and nonprofit fields.

As Chief of Staff to United States Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, he was the lead strategist behind one of the most prolific “swing-seat” members of the United States House of Representatives. He played a key role in advancing Financial Services Committee reforms aimed at curbing terror financing, strengthening the Federal reverse mortgage program and reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens on growing businesses.

Ranging from the rehabilitation of the 30th Street Post Office to protecting key reforms aimed at preserving open space, Athan was instrumental to the many successes of United States Senator Rick Santorum's as his Director of Community and Economic Development.

In the private sector, Athan has advised the Pennsylvania Hybrid Learning Initiative which recognized as one of the most successful models of transformative, technology-integrated education in the country. Additionally, he launched a coalition-based initiative which made Pennsylvania schools a national leader in broadband connectivity.

He sits on the Advisory Board of the Matthew J. Ryan Center at Villanova University, is a member of the National Hellenic Society, and is the President of the Capitol Hill Hellenic Association.

Athan is a graduate of Villanova University, earning a B.A. in Honors, B.A. in Political Science and a certification in Russian Studies. He, his wife Sara and their son Andrew live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Brock McCleary
Brock McCleary comes to LN Consulting from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), where he served in several senior roles.

In 2010, Republicans picked up 63 seats in the House of Representatives, the largest gain since 1948. That cycle, Brock served as the Northeast Political Director, overseeing a total of 14 pickups with five each in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Ohio.

In 2012, the NRCC secured the second largest majority for Republicans in the House since World War II. As the Deputy Political Director, McCleary was responsible for challenger and open seats races, which featured the pickup of 10 Democratic districts.

As Polling Director, Brock rebuilt a non-existent polling department that conducted in-house IVR polling in addition to commissioning and analyzing over 200 polls from August to Election Day 2012.
Throughout his time at the committee, Brock worked closely with the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation, which turned to a 13-5 advantage for Republicans from a 7-12 deficit.

McCleary's background in politics and public affairs is wide ranging. Brock previously served as Communications Director for Congressman Patrick McHenry of North Carolina, Vice President of Revolution Agency, a Washington-based public affairs firm, Political Director of the New Jersey Republican Party, and Deputy Coalitions Director for Ridge/Schweiker '98.

McCleary's comments as a party strategist have been covered nationally in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, POLITICO, National Journal, and Roll Call. He was recognized as a “Rising Star” in American politics by Campaigns & Elections magazine in 2010.

McCleary is a native of Waynesboro, PA. He graduated from Elizabethtown College in 1998 where he was elected State Chairman of the Pennsylvania College Republicans. He and his wife Nicole live in her hometown of York with their daughter, Harper.


Campaign planning should include
but is not limited to:

• District overview and voting patterns
• Primary and General election messaging
• Polling
• Primary election goals
• Campaign Budgeting
• Coalitions
• Grassroots coordination
• Voter contact "96 hour" plans
• Door Knocking Analysis
• Earned Media
• E-Campaigns
• "To Do" List for candidates
• Social Media
• Web and Email fundraising
• Digital Marketing Campaign