Lowell, MA / October 31, 2017 – Today, Lori Trahan’s campaign announced the addition of several well-established Democratic campaign consultants whose firms collectively bring a strong record of supporting winning female Democratic candidates for elected office together with modern, best-practice campaign strategies and tactics.
“As we build a team to support my efforts to speak directly to voters, I am proud to have high caliber professionals with a solid track record of electing female Democratic candidates to state and federal office,” said Trahan.
GBA Strategies is a nationally recognized polling firm that provides research and strategic consulting for Democratic candidates for office, including U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark and her recent campaign for Massachusetts’ 5th District, along with supporting progressive issue campaigns and institutions including the AFL-CIO and DCCC. In addition to Congresswoman Clark, GBA works with a range of clients, including Governor Kate Brown (OR), U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos of Illinois, U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon, U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington and U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly of New York.
The Campaign Group has one of the best win-loss records of any Democratic media consulting firm in the U.S., creating television and radio ads for campaigns in 42 states, 60 Congressional districts, and 115 media markets, including Maura Healey’s come-from-behind 2014 win over Warren Tolman. Healey, a first-time candidate, was outspent by Tolman by 40%, but won the election by 24%, winning 346 of 351 municipalities in Massachusetts. Other female candidate campaigns include U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt-Dorchester of Delaware, U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire, and U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez of California.
Liberty Concepts, a full-service digital agency based in Boston, will bring to the campaign significant expertise in building data-driven integrated online campaigns that incorporate best practices in branding, design, digital strategy, online organizing, and social fundraising. Liberty has worked on dozens of female candidate campaigns for local, state and federal office, including MA Attorney General Maura Healey, former MA Attorney General Martha Coakley, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL – House race), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY – House race), Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (NY). Additional clients include Women Count, whose goal is to elect more progressive women to state and federal offices, engage new donors, and encourage greater political participation, and Grassroots International, which funds global movements to promote social change.
The Lori Trahan for Congress Committee recently announced that it raised $241,953.00 over a two-week period from September 15 to September 30. The majority of donations were from citizens from within the Third District spanning 15 communities, with 52% coming from women.