Republican political consultant Jeff Roe and his firm Axiom Strategies are the subject of a detailed look from The Washington Post. "In the 2022 cycle, Roe told investors his firm, which also has corporate clients, had taken in $196 million in net revenue, while earning more than $22 million as profit after depreciation and taxes. By 2024, he said those numbers would climb to $250 million and about $36 million in profit."
Roe is "expected to be a central figure in DeSantis's 2024 political apparatus" and is known for Ted Cruz's 2016 presidential campaign and Glenn Youngkin's 2021 Virginia governor's race.
The Post reports: "Roe has launched a project called 'Freemont' to quietly shape the Republican Party's leadership in an effort to benefit Axiom financially....'The six major committees (RNC, NRSC, NRCC, RGA, RAGA, RSLC) spent over $1.7B in 2020,' the prospectus says. 'The chairs and senior staff make vendor decisions. Freemont is a project to help elect chairs and place senior staff that are friendly to Axiom.'"
Roe crossed my radar screen back when he was advising Cruz, and Cruz was talking about John F. Kennedy's tax cuts. Looks like he has done a better job of monetizing the JFK, Conservative idea than I have.
It's actually potentially a good thing if politics pays well enough to attract talented people. There's also a risk that incentives are skewed; if political leadership is chosen based on vendor-friendliness rather than other, more salient characteristics, the outcomes may suffer.