Congressional candidate disputes consultant’s bill


As 1st Congressional District hopeful Bill Clifford gets his campaign off the ground, he is mired in a billing dispute with a political consultant.

Clifford's quarterly finance report filed earlier this month reveals he's contesting an $18,500 bill from Creative Direct, a Richmond, Virginia, consulting firm that helped him launch his congressional campaign.

Travis Smith, a former consultant at Axiom Strategies in Kansas City and former chief of staff for former Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder, is a partner at Creative Direct.

The Clifford campaign

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