San Diego–based Emissary Relations, LLC, was a big winner in last year’s local political-consulting derby, getting a total of $49,000 from GOP assemblyman Nathan Fletcher’s mayoral campaign committee and another $2000 from Fletcher’s assembly political account, according to California secretary of state records. Proprietors of the firm are Benjamin and Anne Bosanac. Benjamin was involved in the early stages of the San Diego Institute for Policy Research, the think tank set up by mayoral hopeful Steve Francis, who lost to Jerry Sanders. Prior to that, the company’s website says, “Benjamin worked for the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research in their Center for Policing Terrorism, while assisting the development and communications divisions with research analysis. Benjamin also worked for NewsCorp at the New York Post on its Editorial and Opinion Page, as well as serving as a paralegal at one of the premier law firms in New York City.”
Anne Bosanac is currently Fletcher’s mayoral campaign finance director. She previously ran the California Republican Party’s statewide donor program. “Prior to these opportunities,” the website says, “Anne was the Development Officer for the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research in New York City.
“Anne managed Manhattan Institute’s high-profile events such as, President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton. Anne coordinated a prestigious salon series in New York City and Washington, DC for some of our nation’s greatest leaders. She is an East Coast native and began her career as a political intern for Congressman Vito Fossella, 13th Congressional district of New York.”