During the 2010 midterm congressional elections, Michael served as Special Projects Coordinator to challenger candidate, Congresswoman Nan Hayworth (NY-19). Michael helped galvanize support for Hayworth and came to the attention of the national media when Congressman John Hall, his former rock band Orleans, and EMI Music Publishers threatened to sue Michael over the satirical Young Voters for an Orleans Reunion Tour campaign and the “Vote With Me” music video.
In 2012, Michael returned to serve as Rep. Hayworth’s Spokesman and Press Secretary.
Young Voters for an Orleans Reunion Tour
In addition to his work at Friends of Nan Hayworth, Michael devised and executed the tongue-in-cheek auxiliary campaign in order “to get John Hall back onstage and out of Congress.”