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The Dover Group has offices in Chicago, Kansas City, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia. There are, to the best of our knowledge, no operations in Dover. (Which Dover? Fair question, there are eighteen of them in the United States, one of the most popular city names in the country. The most popular? Washington. #quizzohelper.)

So what’s up with Dover?

University of Kansas political science professor, author, and noted political commentator, Burdett Loomis clears things up:

“In 1998, congressional candidate Dennis Moore allowed me almost completely unfettered access to his campaign, as he sought to unseat incumbent Republican Vince Snowbarger.

“Working on both an article [“The Kansas 3rd District: The ‘Pros from Dover’ Set Up Shop,” in James Thurber, ed. The Battle for Congress“] and a documentary, I observed the unusual process of Moore turning over his campaign to three political professionals who were almost totally unfamiliar with Kansas. Despite the hurdles, Chris Esposito, Larry Jacob, and Mark Nevins put together a formidable operation, though often held together by sheer force of will and personality.

pros_from_dover“I found their combination of skills, sarcasm, and enthusiasm reminiscent of the Elliot Gould and Donald Sutherland characters of Robert Altman’s great comedy MASH. Hence, first in my mind and then in my article, they became “The Pros from Dover,” drawn from a movie scene in which Gould and Sutherland run roughshod over the Army brass as they perform a brilliant bit of surgery and then hustle off to play a few holes of golf.

“In 1998, there was no golf (although there was a lot of late-night basketball) as Chris, Larry, and Mark worked their magic (with full credit going to soon-to-be Congressman Moore).”