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  • Don't Wait
    for the storm
    to hit
    The Capitol Group can help you with your
    issues before the storm hits!
    Make sure you contact us right away!
  • The Capitol Groups
    insight is sought
    regularly by the Press
    Brandon's government affairs insight is sought regularly by
    members of the press, the Legislature and the
    business community who trust and value his keen
    understanding of legislative and political processes.
  • The Capitol Group
    has built a solid reputation
    throughout the years.
    Michelle's institutional knowledge, dedication
    and enthusiasm have earned her a positive
    reputation in Wisconsin's inner political circles
    as well as respect as an experienced
    association management executive.

Commitment. Dedication.

In 2002, governmental affairs professionals Brandon Scholz and Michelle Kussow formed The Capitol Group, drawing on more than two decades of involvement in government, regulatory affairs and politics.

“Out of all the state and local firms we work with across the U.S., Brandon and his team are the best.”

James McAvoy, Accenture LLP

Brandon Scholz and Michelle Kussow provide for clients a thorough knowledge and inside understanding of the Wisconsin State Legislature, the vast array of state regulatory and administrative agencies, the Wisconsin Congressional delegation, and the nuts and bolts of politics, lobbying, and grassroots activities in Wisconsin.

Together, they bring over 30 years of experience and have served more than sixty clients in the legislative, regulatory, public affairs, political and media arenas.

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Governmental Affairs

With over 30 years of combined government relations experience. We effectively provide a wide range of services for our clients, recognizing that each issue poses unique problems and potential solutions.

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Association Management

The Capitol Group is a full-service association management firm. We work in partnership with boards of directors to provide high energy leadership and operational management.

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Public Relations

The Capitol Group helps clients develop and execute communication plans; define and develop key messages and deal with crisis communications when needed.

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About us

Our History since 2002

In 2002, lobbyists Brandon Scholz and Michelle Kussow formed The Capitol Group, drawing on more than two decades of interest and involvement in government and politics.

Extensive Experience

Brandon Scholz and Michelle Kussow provide for their clients a thorough knowledge and inside understanding of the Wisconsin State Legislature and its leadership, the vast array of state regulatory and administrative agencies, the Wisconsin Congressional delegation, and the nuts and bolts of politics, lobbying, and grassroots activities in Wisconsin.
The Capitol Group’s executive management experience provides the basis for exceptional association management, grassroots projects and public affairs strategies to better provide for their clients.

Strategic Affiliations

The Capitol Group and Quarles & Brady have a strategic affiliation to provide legal, legislative, and regulatory representation to businesses and trade associations.

Combining the legal expertise of Quarles & Brady and the solid, extensive and diverse lobbying background of The Capitol Group, we offer an integrated approach to the legislative and judicial processes.