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"super PAC" formed Nov. 23, 2011 [FEC]
"American Bridge 21st Century is a progressive research and communications organization committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions and helping you ascertain when Republican candidates are pretending to be something they’re not."
Note: On May 12, 2015, American Bridge 21st Century announced it was spinning off Correct the Record into a separate super PAC. Brad Woodhouse moved over to become president of that and Jessica Mackler ascended to president of American Bridge 21st Century
Founder David Brock
Founder (May 2004) and CEO of Media Matters for
America. Renounced conservative ties in 1997 (Esquire
"Confessions of a Right-Wing Hit Man"). Investigative writer for
The American Spectator.
Editorial page editor at the Washington
Times. Writer and senior editor at Insight magazine. B.A.
in history from UC Berkeley,
1985. Author of five books.
Chair formerly Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
President Jessica Mackler
May 12, 2015; announced April 1, 2013 as vice president and campaign
director) Campaign manager on
U.S. Rep. Shelley
Berkley’s U.S. Senate race in Nevada, June 2011-Nov. 2012.
Campaign manager for U.S.
Rep. Frank Kratovil in the MD-01 congressional race in
2010. Consultant to American Rights at Work, Dec. 2008-April
2010. Research director on Friends of Mary Landrieu, Aug.
2007-Feb. 2010. Owner of the Athena Group, a political research
and strategy firm, Feb. 2005-July 2007. Deputy research director
(June 2003-Feb. 2005) and researcher (July 2001-June 2003) at EMILY's
List. UC San Diego. twitter
Vice President C-4 Director of American Bridge
Foundation/Senior Advisor to the PAC Eddie Vale
(announced April 1, 2013) Communications
director for Workers' Voice, the AFL-CIO
super PAC, and communications director for Protect Your Care.
AFL-CIO political communications director. Progressive
Media USA. New Hampshire deputy press secretary on John Edwards
for President. In the 2006 cycle Vale served as assistant
director on Ned Lamont for Senate in Connecticut, and earlier as deputy
campaign manager on John Hall's primary campaign in New York's 19th CD,
and as deputy communications director on Spitzer for Governor in New
Field director on Ginny Schrader's 2004 congressional cmapaign in
8th CD. Degree in environmental law from the Law School at PACE
Seven years organizing for NYPIRG on environmental and consumer
Undergraduate degree from UMASS Amherst. Grew up in Long Island,
Vice President/Senior Advisor to Correct the
Record Burns Strider
(announced Nov. 1, 2013) President of American
from Feb. 2009. Founder and principal at The Eleison Group, LLC
from July 2008. National faith director on Hillary Clinton for
President. Senior advisor to House Minority
Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Feb. 2003-Dec. 2006; policy director of the
Caucus in 2006 under Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC). Southern
at the DCCC, Nov. 2001-Jan. 2003. Chief of staff to Congressman
Ronnie Shows (MS-4).
Worked for Secretary of State Marshall Bennett in Jackson.
with Al Gore. Attended Mississippi State University, and received
his degree in history at Delta State University, 1990. From
where his father was sheriff. twitter
Communications Director Ben Ray
(from Jan. 5, 2015) Spokesman for
Forward NC, aligned with Sen. Kay Hagan's 2014 re-election campaign in
North Carolina. Press secretary for the Indiana Democratic
Party. Graduate of Centre College, 2007. Kentucky
Deputy Communications Director Kevin McAlister
(March 2015) Senior communications advisor to
Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2014. Press secretary to the
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, April
2012-May 2014. Deputy press secretary and legislative assistant
to U.S. Rep. John Olver (MA), Aug. 2010-April 2012. B.A. in
political science, economics from Bucknell University, 2010. twitter
Secretary Preston Maddock
Director of Online Engagement Ryan Sims
(June 2014) Digital account executive at Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey, Nov. 2013-June 2014. New media manager (March 2012-Nov. 2013) and new media assistant (July 2011-March 2012) at EMILY's List. Masters in political management from GWU's Graduate School of Political Management, 2011. Bachelor's degree in marketing, finance from University of Kentucky, 2008.
Research Director/Senior Advisor Steven D'Amico
(from Nov. 2012; research team lead for presidential
and vice presidential research from June
2011-Nov. 2012) Research director on Strickland for Governor,
April-Nov. 2010. M.P.S. in political management from The George
Wshington University, 2009; B.A. in political science from University
of Rochester, 2005.
Tracking Director/Senior Advisor Kelli Farr
(Feb. 2013; national tracking director from April
analyst/tracker at Progressive
Accountability.org, May-Nov. 2008. Photographer/administrative
assistant at Eventography Inc., Dec. 2006-April 2008. Finance
assistant on Phil Angelides for Governor (CA), Jan.-Nov. 2006.
B.A. in government from Cal State University Sacramento, 2007.
Department Manager, Tracking Heather Reid
(March 2014) External relations coordinator at
Project/Democratic GAIN (June 2013-March 2014); program assistant
at The Atlas Project, May 2012-May 2013. B.A. in political
science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011.
Due Diligence Research Director Abraham Payton
initially due diligence manager.
Executive Assistant/Director of
(April 2014) Previously office manager at Media Matters for America, Jan. 2011-April 2014.