Campaign Managers
     Nov. 3, 2020 Senate Races

The Campaign Managers

Republicans Third Party/

Doug Jones:  Doug Turner
[Campaign chair and strategist, May 2017-Dec. 2020]  Principal at Censeo in Birmingham from Feb. 1996.  M.B.A. in finance from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, 1994; B.S. in political science, economics from Birmingham-Southern College, 1990.

Cory Warfield was announced as campaign manager in Apr. 2019; on Mar. 31 2020 the DLCC announced him as its I.E. director.

Tommy Tuberville:  Paul Shashy
(Apr. 2019)  Consultant/owner at Pash Communications, LLC in Birmingham from May 2016.  Public affairs specialist at Big Communications, Feb. 2018-June 2019.  Political director on Luther Strange for Senate, Jan.-Dec. 2017.  M.B.A. in finance (2016) and bachelor's degree in political science and government (2014) from University of Alabama.

Al Gross:  David Keith
Campaign manager on Randy Bryce for Congress, June 2017-Dec. 2018.  Campaign manager on Jimmy Gomez for Congress (Los Angeles), Dec. 2016-June 2017.  Campaign manager on Eloise Reyes for Assembly, Nov. 2015-Nov. 2016.  National finance director/political director on the Committee to Elect Alan Grayson/GUTS PAC, Jan. 2014-Oct. 2015.  Deputy campaign manager on Chicago for Chuy Garcia, Feb.-Apr. 2015.  Finance director on Pete Gallego for Congress (TX), Mar.-Nov. 2012.  B.S. in economics from Vassar College, 2014.

Dan Sullivan:  Matt Shuckerow
(Nov. 2019)  Press secretary to Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Jan.-Nov. 2019.  Deputy communications director and spokesman to Sen. Sullivan, Nov. 2017-Nov. 2019.  Communications director and spokesman to U.S. Rep. Don Young, Nov. 2013-Nov. 2017.  Press secretary (Dec. 2019-Nov. 2013), legislative correspondent and intern program coordinator (Mar.-Dec. 2012) and staff assistant and intern program coordinator (Mar. 2011-Mar. 2012); and intern program coordinator (May-Aug. 2010).  Deckhand/crewmember at Fleming Fisheries, 2005-09.  B.A. in journalism from University of Nevada, Reno, 2010.

AZ (s)

Mark Kelly:  Jen Cox
Senior advisor to U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (MI), Dec. 2018-Jan. 2019.  Regional political director at the DCCC, Jan.-Nov. 2018.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Kildee, Jan. 2015-Feb. 2018.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, June 2012-Jan. 2015.  Campaign manager on Ron Barber for Congress special election, Feb.-June 2012.  Deputy chief of staff/operations director to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Dec. 2011-Jan. 2012.  Executive assistant to U.S. Rep. Giffords, Jan. 2009-Dec. 2011.  B.A. from University of Arizona.

Martha McSally:  Dylan Lefler
(Apr. 2019)  Campaign manager on David Young for Congress (IA), Jan.-Nov. 2018.  Outreach for Sen. Jeff Flake, Jan.-Dec. 2017.  Political director on Jeff Flake for U.S. Senate, Aug.-Oct. 2017.  Data director on Friends of John McCain, Sept. 2015-Nov. 2016.  Associate at Lovasco, Jan.-Sept. 2015.  Field representative on Ducey 2014, May-Nov. 2014.  B.S. and B.A. in public relations and poltical science from Northern Arizona University, 2014.

[no candidate]
Tom Cotton:   ?
(Brian Colas served as campaign manager to Nov. 2019, then as political director).
Ricky Dale Henderson Jr.:  Matthew Mears


John Hickenlooper:  M.E. Smith [F]
Campaign manager on the Hickenlooper 2020 presidential campaign, July-Aug. 2019.  Campaign manager on Sen. Bob Casey (PA)'s 2018 re-election.  Deputy campaign manager on Sen. Michael Bennet's 2016 re-election.  Deputy campaign manager on Gov. Hickenlooper's 2014 re-election.  Senior policy director and other policy roles to Gov. Hickenlooper.  M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School of Government; bachelor's degree from Tufts University.  Grew up in Idaho; born in Alaska.

Cory Gardner:  Casey Contres
(Feb. 2019)  Press secretary to Sen. Cory Gardner, Apr. 2017-Jan. 2019.  Communications director to U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, June 2014-Apr. 2017; also campaign manager on Bill Shuster for Congress, May-Nov. 2016 and political director (Jan.-May 2014) and field director (Apr.-Dec. 2013) on Bill Shuster for Congress.  Campaign manager on Janet S. Anderson's campaign for Pennsylvania State Senate (Erie), Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Congressional aide/press assistant to U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, Aug. 2011-July 2012.  B.A. in political science and journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2011.

Chris Coons:  Christy Gleason
(Jan. 2020)  Senior strategist to Sen. Chris Coons, Jan. 2015-Jan. 2020.  Campaign manager on Chris Coons for Deleware re-election campaign, Jan.-Nov. 2014.  Senior policy advisor to Sen. Chris Coons, Nov. 2010-Jan. 2014.  Campaign manager on Chris Coons for Delaware, Feb.-Nov. 2010.  Deputy chief administration office in New Castle County, Sept. 2009-Feb. 2010.  Executive director of the Camden County Democratic Committee, Jan. 2008-Sep. 2009.  Communications director for New Castle County, Nov. 2005-Jan. 2008.  Chief of staff for NJ 4th Legislative District, Jan.-Nov. 2005.  Political director for the Camden County Democratic Committee, Nov. 2003-Jan. 2005.  Campaign manager for NJ 4th Legislative District, Mar.-Nov. 2003.  Campaign manager on Carl Schnee for Attorney General, Apr.-Nov. 2002.  Program coordinator at the Center for American Women and Politics, 2000-02.  Clerk to Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Peter Paul Olszewski, Sept. 1998-99.  J.D. from St. John's University, 1998; B.A. in political science from American University, 1993.

Lauren Witzke:  ?

Jon Ossoff:  Ellen Foster
(Aug. 2019)  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi (NY), Jan.-Apr. 2019.  Campaign manager on Brindisi for Congress (June 2017-Dec. 2018).  Finance director on Zephyr Teachout for Congress (NY), Jan.-Dec. 2016.  Deputy finance director on Madeline Singas for District Attorney (Nassau Co., New York).  Bachelor's degree in political science from Colgate University, 2014.

David Perdue:  Ben Fry
(announced Apr. 2020)  State director to Sen. Perdue, announced Nov. 20, 2017.  Vice president of state government affairs at UnitedHealth Group.  "Previously held roles as Chief of Staff for Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, Special Assistant to then Governor Sonny Perdue, Executive Director of the Georgia Republican Party, and campaign manager for a gubernatorial campaign."  Graduate of the University of Georgia.

Raphael Warnock:  Jerid Kurtz
(Feb. 2020)  Campaign manager on Barry Grissom for Kansas, June-Oct. 2019.  Campaign manager on Trone for Congress (MD), Jan. 2018-Jan. 2019.  Campaign manager on Whitmer for Governor (MI), Mar.-Aug. 2017.  Campaign manager on Bera for Congress (CA), Jan.-Dec. 2016.  Campaign manager for Assemblymen Herb Conaway and Troy Singleton (NJ), May-Nov. 2015.  Communications director on Anthony Brown for Governor (MD), Mar.-Dec. 2014.  Communications director for the Ohio Democratic Party, Mar. 2012-Mar. 2014.  Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (OH), May 2011-Apr. 2012.  J.D. (2009) and B.A. in political science and English (2005) from Case Western Reserve University.

Kelly Loeffler:  Taylor S. Brown
(from May 1, 2020)  Owns a political consulting firm and practices law at Draughon Law Group in Macon.  Campaign manager on businessman Clay Tippins' run for the Republican nomination for governor in 2018.  Has worked in professional politics since 2006 on a variety of congressional, state senate, state house, county commission, school board, and municipal races.  J.D. from Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law; undergraduate degree from University of Georgia.

Paulette Jordan:  ?

Jim Risch:  ?

Dick Durbin:  Greg Bales
(May 2019)  Special projects director (June 2018-May 2019) and community outreach coordinator (Sept. 2011-June 2018) to Sen. Durbin.  Campaign manager on Sean Casten for Congress, July-Nov. 2018.  Illinois state director on Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2016.  Direct mail consultant at Rocket Consulting from March 2009.  Policy advisor at the Illinois Department of Transportation, April-Sept. 2011.  Regional director for U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson (IL-11), Aug. 2009-Jan. 2011.  Field organizer on Joan Buchanan for Congress (CA), May-Aug. 2009.  Field organizer on Sara Feigenholtz for Congress (IL), Jan.-March 2009.  GOTV director for Illinois Victory 2008, July-Nov. 2008.  Field organizer on Obama for America, April-May 2008.  B.A. in political science from Indiana University Bloomington.

Mark Curran:  Linda Prestia
Freelance writer.  Managing editor at Stark Communications Inc. June 1998-July 2010.  B.A. in journalism, marketing, sociology from Lewis University.

Theresa Greenfield:  Jordanna "Jordy" Zeigler
Campaign manager on Laura Kelly for Governor (KS), 2018.  Western political director at EMILY's List.  Western regional candidate services director at the DCCC in 2012.

Joni Ernst:  Sam Pritchard
(2019)  Regional director for Sen. Ernst, Jan. 2015-Dec. 2018.  House Majority Fund field director for the Iowa Republican Party, May-Nov. 2014.  M.B.A. from University of Iowa, 2018; B.A., B.S in marketing, politics from Drake University, 2014.  Cedar Rapids native.

Barbara Bollier:  Max Glass
(Oct. 2019)  Campaign manager on Abdul El-Sayed for Governor (MI), June 2017-Aug. 2018.  Campaign manager on Lisa Blunt Rochester for Congress (DE), Nov. 2015-Sept. 2016.  State director of the North Carolina Voter Registration Project, Aug.-Nov. 2014.  Campaign manager on Gordon Eustace Lagana for New Jersey, Apr.-Nov. 2013.  Campaign manager on Tulsi Gabbard for Hawai'i, Feb.-Nov. 2012.  Campaign manager on Colgan for Senate (VA), Sept.-Nov. 2011.  Campaign manager on Libby Garvey for Senate (VA), Jan.-Aug. 2011.  Campaign manager for the Iowa Senate Democratic Caucus, Apr.-Dec. 2010.  Campaign manager on Caputo for Delegate (VA), Jan.-Nov. 2009.  Regional field coordinator in Durham and Orange counties on Kay Hagan for Senate (NC), Aug.-Nov. 2008.  Field organizer on Zack Space for Congress (OH), June-Ag. 2008.  Vice president and co-founder of Indieroots DC, Oct. 2006-Aug. 2008.  Assistant to the deputy campaign manager on Hillary Clinton for President, Jan.-June 2008.  Director of government relations research at Vocus, Inc., Sept. 2000-Jan. 2008.  M.A. in applied politics from American University, 2008; B.A. in American politics/international relations from University of Virginia, 2000. 

Roger Marshall:  Eric Pahls
(Sept. 2019)  Senior advisor to U.S. Rep. Marshall from June 2019.  Director of communications for Carly Fiorina and Unlocking Potential, Dec. 2017-June 2019.  Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Marshall, Jan.-Dec. 2017; press secretary on Kansans for Marshall, Apr. 2016-Dec. 2017.  Degree in journalism from University of Kansas, 2016; chaired KU College Republicans, Apr. 2015-May 2016.  From Beloit, KS.


Amy McGrath:  Dan Kanninen
(announced Aug. 14, 2020, taking over from Mark Nickolas)  Partner and CEO at STG (formerly Smoot Tewes Group).  North Carolina senior advisor on Hillary for America in Fall 2016.  Senior advisor in Virginia to Obama for America in the 2012 general election after serving as Northeast regional director in Chicago during the primaries.  White House Liaison to the EPA.  Legislative director to Gov. Jim Doyle of Wisconsin from Dec. 2008.  Wisconsin state director on Obama's 2008 general election campaign, after working on the primary campaigns in WI, OH (early vote lead) and NC (deputy political director and GOTV political director).  Chief of staff to Wisconsin Sen. Robert Jauch (D-Poplar) for four years and had almost a decade of experience working in the Wisconsin State Capitol.  Attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Superior native.

Mitch McConnell:  Kevin Golden
From London, KY.

Adrian Perkins:  Hilary Barrett
(announced July 22, 2020)  State director for Joe Biden's Nevada caucus campaign, May 2019-July 2020.  Campaign manager on Joe Kopser for Congress in TX-21, June-Nov. 2018.  Director of operations and scheduling on John Chiang for Governor (CA), Mar.-June 2018.  Director of scheduling for U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto (NV), Nov. 2016-Mar. 2018.  A deputy political director (focused on coordinated table; also principal trip lead) in Nevada on Hillary for America, May-Nov. 2016.  Operations and training (Feb.-May 2016) and deputy training director-presidential caucus (Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016) for the Nevada State Democratic Party.  Bachelor's degree in political science and international studies from University of Utah, 2015.

Bill Cassidy:  ?

ME Sara Gideon:  Amy Mesner
...Deputy research director on Mark Pryor for U.S. Senate (AR), Aug. 2013-Nov. 2014.  B.A. in American studies from Georgetown University, 2012.

Susan Collins:  Steve Abbott
Campaign manager on Sen. Collins' re-election campaigns in 2002, 2008, and 2014 and chief of staff to Sen. Collins since 1997; started as a volunteer for Collins on her 1994 campaign for the Republican nomination for governor.  Director of athletics at University of Maine, 2011-13.  Abbott was a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor in 2010, finishing fourth in the June primary.  Practiced law at Pierce Atwood in Maine.  J.D. from University of Maine School of Law, 1991; undergraduate degree in history from Harvard University, where he was the football captain.  Orono native.


Ed Markey:  John E. Walsh
(Aug. 2019)  Founder and principal of Walsh Strategies in Boston from Feb. 2015.  President of Independent Insurance Agency, Inc. from Nov. 1982.  Treasurer of Reason to Believe PAC, Aug. 2018-Jan. 2019.  Executive director of Together PAC and The Deval Patrick Committee, Sept. 2013-Feb. 2015.  Chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, Apr. 2007-Oct. 2013.  Transition director for the Patrick-Murray Administration, Nov. 2006-Jan. 2007.  Campaign manager on the Deval Patrick Committee, Apr. 2005-Nov. 2006.  A.B. in politics from Princeton University, 1980.

Kevin O'Connor: 
(Contract:  Wendy Wakeman, Gregory Eaton)

Gary Peters:  Dan Farough
(Feb. 2019)  President/principal at Farough & Associates in Lansing from Feb. 2014.  Chief of staff (Jan. 2013-Jan. 2014), campaign manager (Jan. 2012-Jan. 2013) and deputy state director (Jan. 2011-Jan. 2012) to U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow.  Campaign manager on Gary Peters for Congress, Mar-Dec. 2010.  Media director for the Michigan House Democratic Caucus, Feb. 2009-Mar. 2010.  Executive director at Progress Michigan, Feb. 2007-Feb. 2009.  Communications director to the Speaker of the Michigan House, Jan.-Aug. 2007.  Press secretary to Michigan House Democratic Leader Dianne Byrum.  Political director for the Michigan Sierra Club, June 1998-June 2003.  Southeast Michigan director for Clean Water Action, 1996-98.  M.A. in political science from University of Toronto; B.A. in history from Michigan State University.

John James:  Jon Staab
Deputy campaign manager on Tate Reeves for Governor (MS), 2019.  Deputy director of strategic initiatives at the RNC.  Deputy state director of the Nevada Republican Party, 2016.  Studied at Saddleback College and San Diego State University.  Served in the U.S. Army from 2004-09, including two combat deployments in Iraq.

Tina Smith:   Ryan Furlong 
(Jan. 2019)  Deputy campaign manager and director of communications on Smith's 2018 special election campaign.  Director of communications to Sec. of State Steve Simon, Jan. 2015-Feb. 2018.  Press secretary on Al Franken for Senate, July-Nov. 2014.  Communications advisor for the Minnesota DFL, June 2013-July 2014.  Director of communications for the Alliance for a Better Minnesota, Jan. 2012-June 2013.  Deputy press secretary to Gov. Mark Dayton, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2012.  Press assistant on Tarryl Clark for Congress, Jan.-Dec. 2010.  M.B.A. from University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management; B.A. in journalism from University of Southern California.

Jason Lewis:  Tom Szymanski
(Oct. 2019)  Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Tom Faso (NY-19)'s 2018 re-election.  Senior role on Kim Guadagno's 2017 campaign for governor.  Executive director for the Monmouth County GOP from Nov. 2013.  RNC field director in Monmouth County for the 2013 cycle.  Graduate of Rowan University, 2012; chairman of New Jersey College Republicans, 2011-12.


Mike Espy:  Joe O'Hern
(Dec. 2019)  Iowa senior advisor on Cory 2020, Feb.-July 2019.  Directed Ohio Democrats' Coordinated Campaign in the 2018 midterms.  Campaign manager on Nate Boulton's gubernatorial primary campaign in Iowa, 2017-18.  Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack (IA-2)'s re-election, 2016.  Iowa caucus director on O'Malley for President, May 2015-Feb. 2016.  Deputy director/voter contact director of the Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign for the 2014 cycle.  Midwest regional field director for the DCCC in the 2012 cycle.  Field director on U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell (IA-3)'s 2010 campaign.  O'Hern also ran congressional campaigns in Illinois.

Cindy Hyde-Smith:  Justin Brasell
Owner of Triumph Campaigns in Jackson, MS since Dec. 2010.  In 2018 he managed US. Sen. Roger Wicker's re-election in Mississippi and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem's campaign for governor in South Dakota.  General consultant on U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany for U.S. Senate in Louisiana, 2016.  Campaign manager on Tom Cotton for Senate 2014.  General consultant on Kristi Noem for Congress 2012. Campaign manager on Tate Reeves for Lt. Governor in Mississippi, 2011. Campaign manager on Friends of John Thune, Jan. 2009-Nov. 2010.  Campaign manager on  McConnell for Senate, July 2007-Nov. 2008.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis (KY), Jan. 2005-June 2007, after managing his campaign, Jan. 2003-Dec. 2004.  B.B.A. from University of Mississippi, 1998.

Steve Bullock:  Megan Simpson
(Mar. 2020)  Iowa state director on Bullock for President, May-Dec. 2019 and started Feb. 2019 as Iowa organizing director for Bullock's Big Sky Values PAC.  Coordinated director for the Montana Democratic Party, Feb. 2018-Jan. 2019.  Community engagement director for the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, June 2017-Feb. 2018.  Public policy for Airbnb in San Francisco, June 2015-June 2017.  Coordinated director for the Alaska Democratic Party, Jan.-Dec. 2014.  Studied at the University of Iowa.

Steve Daines:  Shane Scanlon
Communications director on Matt Rosendale's campaign for U.S. Senate, Apr.-Nov. 2018.  Spokesman on Greg Gianforte's campaign for Congress in the May 2017 special election.  Vice president in the Helena office of Mercury LLC starting Dec. 1, 2016.  Senior advisor and communications director for the Montana Republican Party, 2015-16.  Senior member of the communications team on Daines' 2014 campaign for U.S. Senate.  Worked for Sen. John Thune (SD) on the Senate Republican Policy Committee and the Senate Republican Conference.

 Chris Janicek:  ?

Ben Sasse:  ?

Jeanne Shaheen:  Harrell Kirstein
(Jan. 2020)  Senior communications advisor to Sen. Shaheen, Feb.-Dec. 2019.  Trump war room communications director at American Bridge PAC, Feb. 2017-Jan. 2019.  Ohio communications director (Sept.-Nov. 2016) and communications director on the NH, MA and NY primaries (Mar. 2015-Apr. 2016) on Hillary for America. Communications director at Shaheen for Senate, March-Dec. 2014.  Communications director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, March 2013-14.  New Hampshire press secretary at Obama for America, March-Nov. 2012.  Press secretary (May 2010-Feb. 2012) and deputy press secretary (Feb.-June 2010) for the New Hampshire Democratic Party.  Communications director at Dorothy Brown for Cook County President, Aug.-Nov. 2009.  GOTV organizer on Virginians for Brian Moran, May-June 2009.  New Hampshire press aide on Richardson for President, July 2007-Jan. 2008.  B.A. in political science and government from University of Rochester, 2009.

Corky Messner:  Mike Biundo [Campaign Manager/Senior Campaign Advisor] 
(Feb. 2020)  Partner at RightVoter, LLC from Jan. 2015 and co-founder of RightOn Strategies from Jan. 2013.  National senior political advisor on Donald J. Trump for President, July-Nov. 2016.  Senior advisor on John Kasich for President, Feb.-May 2016.  Senior advisor and New England chief strategist at Rand Paul for President, Apr. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Deputy coalitions director on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, May-Dec. 2012.  National campaign manager on Rick Santorum's presidential campaign, Jan. 2011-Apr. 2012 (announced as campaign manager on Oct. 12, 2011; announced as national political director on April 26; announced as NH PAC director on Jan. 5).  Campaign  manager and general consultant on Frank Guinta's campaign for Congress in 2010.  Key roles on Guinta's campaigns for Mayor of Manchester in 2005 and 2007.  Worked on Jim Coburn's unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign in 2006 and as a consultant to former Gov. Pataki's 21st Century Freedom State PAC.  State representative, Ward 8, Manchester, 2004-06; defeated in re-election bid.  With Jack Heath, he acquired NSP Graphics and co-founded Meridian Communications in 2003, which they ran to Dec. 2010.  Senior vice president of sales at BizNews24, Jan. 2000-May 2003.  President of Atlantic Strategies Group, 1998-2000.  Executive director, Gun Owners of New Hampshire, 1997-98.  New Hampshire deputy campaign manager of Buchanan for President, 1995-96.  Grew up in New York.  

Cory Booker:  Adam Silverstein
(Feb. 2020)  President/owner of Silver Strategies and Communications Group, Inc., a full-service public relations, strategic planning and political consulting firm in Wyckoff, NJ since 2008.  Extensive experience in Bergen Co. politics.  Chief strategist on Josh Gottheim's successful campaign for Congress in 2016.  Led Jim Tedesco's upset win for Bergen County Executive in 2014.  "Has worked on over 100 New Jersey political campaigns, including Cory Booker’s first campaign for Senate in 2013."

Rik Mehta:
(Amanda Woloshen Glass served as campaign manager from Mar. 2020 through the primary, but left the position in early Aug. 2020).

Ben Ray Luján:  Travis Brimm
(Mar. 2020)  North Carolina state director on Biden for President, Dec. 2019-Mar. 2020.  Senior advisor on McCready for Congress (NC-09), June-Oct. 2019.  Campaign manager on Richard Bew for Congress (NC-03), Feb.-May 2019.  Southern candidate fundraising director at the DCCC, Apr. 2017-Jan. 2019.  Finance director on Julia Brownley for Congress (CA), Aug. 2015-Mar. 2017.  Client manager/candidate committee coordinator at Evans & Katz LLC, Mar. 2013-Aug. 2015.  Campaign manager on Linda Fondren for Mayor (Vicksburg, MS), Jan.-Mar. 2013.  Deputy finance director on Lampson for Congress (TX), Apr. 2012-Jan. 2013.  B.A. in history, business, English from University of Mississippi.  

Mark Ronchetti:  Jeff Glassburner
Originally from Gretna, NE.

Cal Cunningham:  Devan Barber
(Aug. 2019)  Deputy executive director (Jan.-July 2019) and political director (Nov. 2017-Dec. 2018) at the DSCC.  Political director (July-Nov. 2017) and director of polling and strategy (Feb.-July 2017) at End Citizens United.  Research director (May 2016-Jan. 2017) and deputy research director (Feb. 2015-May 2016) at the DSCC.  Research director on Kay Hagan for U.S. Senate (NC), Dec. 2012-Nov. 2014.  Researcher for Sen. Kay Hagan, Dec. 2012-Dec. 2013.  Senior research associate (July 2011-Nov. 2012) and research associate (Mar. 2010-June 2011) at the DNC.   Legislative correspondence manager (Feb.-Mar. 2010), legislative correspondent (Jan.-Feb. 2010) and research assistant (May-Nov. 2008) for Sen. Kay Hagan.  B.A. in government and women's studies from William & Mary, 2008.

Thom Tillis:  Luke Blanchat
(Jan. 2019)  State deputy director (Jan. 2018-2019) and economic development director (Jan.-Dec. 2017) to Sen. Tillis.  Director of political operations on the Richard Burr Committee, Jan.-Dec. 2016.  Special advisor to Sen. Tillis, Jan.-Dec. 2015.  Deputy campaign manager on the Thom Tillis Committee, June 2013-Nov. 2014.  Political director on McCaul for Congress (TX), Feb.-Nov. 2012.  Campaign advance (Nov. 2011-Feb. 2012) and finance associate (Aug.-Nov. 2011) on Inc.  B.S. in finance from Virginia Tech, 2011.  From Hickory, NC.

Abby Broyles:  Tyler Maxwell
(Feb. 2020) Managing partner at MO Political Consulting, Nov. 2016-2019.  Campaign manager on Missourians for Byron DeLear (State House), Oct. 2015-Nov. 2016.  Field associate on Jill Schupp for Missouri State Senate, May-Aug. 2014.  Canvasser for Missouri Early Voting Fund, Jan.-Apr. 2014.  B.A. in political science and government from Saint Louis University, 2015.

Jim Inhofe:  Evan M. Handy
(Jan. 2020)  Campaign chairman on Citizens for Maps 4, Sept.-Dec. 2019.  Leadership assistant to Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCall, Nov. 2018-Sept. 2019.  Campaign manager on former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett's gubernatorial primary and runoff, July 2017-Aug. 2018.  Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Mike Bost's re-election in IL-2, Aug. 2015-Nov. 2016.  Campaign manager on Strickland for Congress in CA-25, Jan.-Nov. 2014.  Political director on Friends of Jim Inhofe, June 2013-Jan. 2014.  Political director on Strickland for Congress in CA-26, June-Nov. 2012.  Regional political director on Mike Thompson's campaign in OK-5, Feb.-July 2010.  B.A. degrees in political science and public relations from University of Oklahoma, 2012.

Jeff Merkley:  David Chase
Campaign manager on Kirkpatrick for Congress (AZ), Aug. 2017-Nov. 2018.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen (NV), Jan.-Aug. 2017; campaign manager on Ruben Kihuen for Congress, May 2015-Nov. 2016.  B.A. in political science from St. Mary's College of Maryland, 2011.

Jo Rae Perkins:  ?

RI Jack Reed:  Erin Arcand
Community affairs coordinator to Sen. Reed from Aug. 2015.  Cause related marketing officer for Hasbro Children's Hospital, Feb.-July 2015.  Campaign assistant/consultant for Care New England, Mar. 2012-Jan. 2015.  Field organizer in Providence for the National Consumers League, Mar. 2011-Dec. 2014.  B.A. in American history, political science from Brown University, 2005.  Rhode Island native.

Allen Waters:  ?

Jaime Harrison:  Zach Carroll
(Apr. 2019)  Campaign manager on Andy Kim for Congress (NJ), Aug. 2017-Dec. 2018.  Campaign manager on Steven Jansen for Delegate (VA), Jan.-June 2017.  Finance director on Bryan Caforio for Congress (CA), Dec. 2015-Nov. 2016.  Finance director on John Bell for Delegate (VA), May-Nov. 2015.  Deputy finance director on Mowrer for Iowa, June-Nov. 2014.  Executive director of the DC Federation of College Democrats, May 2012-Feb. 2014.  Staff assistant to U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (IL), Jan.-May 2013; also worked as an assistant on Duckworth's campaign, Apr.-Nov. 2012 and summer 2013.  Field organizer for the Democratic Party of DuPage County, June-Nov. 2010.  B.A. in international studies from American University, 2015.

Lindsey Graham:  Scott Farmer
Longtime Graham advisor.  Owner of Farmer Strategies, LLC since Jan. 2009 and founder and partner of Lovell Investments LLC from Nov. 2008.  Senior advisor on Lindsey Graham 2016 presidential campaign, Jan-Dec. 2015.  Campaign manager at Team Graham, Inc., Sen. Graham's re-elect, Jan. 2013-Dec. 2014.  Campaign manager on Lindsey Graham for Senate, Jan. 2007-Dec. 2008.  Finance director on Lindsey Graham's campaign, Jan. 2001-Dec. 2006.  Finance director at the South Carolina Republican Party, 1998-2000.  Campaign coordinator on Mike Fair for Congress, 1997-98.  Polling division of the Dole-Kemp '96 campaign.  Bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University.

Dan Ahlers:  Aaron Matson
(June 2020)  Director of Charis Ministries in Sioux Falls from Sept. 2019.  Recruiting manager for the U.S. Census Bureau, Feb.-June 2020.  Pulpit supply for ELCA, Sept. 2012-June 2020.  Communications director for the South Dakota Democratic Party, June 2016-Aug. 2019.  Visitation pastor at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Watertown, Mar. 2014-June 2016.  Pastor at Leganger Lutheran Church, 2008-Sept. 2012.  Ph.D. in political science and government from The University of South Dakota, 2017; M.Div. from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Luther Seminary; B.A. in political science and government from Northern State University, 2004.

Mike Rounds
Key Advisor:  Jason Glodt

Co-founder of GSG Strategies, a government relations, grassroots issue advocacy and campaign strategy firm based in Pierre; has worked on over 200 local, state and federal campaigns.  Over 20 years of legal experience working in South Dakota; served as an Assistant Attorney General for Attorneys Generals Mark Barnett and Larry Long and Marty Jackley.  Senior advisor, lobbyist, and lawyer for Governors Rounds and Daugaard.  Executive director of the South Dakota Republican Party,  2003-04.  J.D. from the University of South Dakota School of Law; B.S. degree in political science from Black Hills State University. 

Marquita Bradshaw:  Ken Taylor
Chief of staff of the Memphis Education Fund from Aug. 2019.  President of Kingmaker Strategies from Jan. 2013.  Director of communication for the Tennessee House Minority Leader, Jan.-Sept. 2019.  Executive director of the Beale Street Merchants Association, Sept. 2016-Nov. 2017.  Head of operations for The Soulsville Charter School, Feb. 2015-Jan. 2016.  Deputy campaign manager of Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton's re-election campaign, Feb.-Oct. 2015.  State training and education manager for Progressive Majority Washington, Mar.-Nov. 2014.  Operations manager/interim party affairs manager at Washington State Democrats, July 2013-Mar. 2014.  Faith outreach coordinator for Sea Tac Washington "Good Jobs Initiative," July-Dec. 2013.  Faith outreach coordinator for SEIU 775NW in Seattle, Dec. 2011-Jan. 2013.  Political commentator and morning drive announcer for 1480 AM WBBP in Memphis, Sept. 2008-Dec. 2011.  Regional field director in Philadelphia for Organizing for America, Feb.-Dec. 2010.  B.A. in political science and psychology from The University of Memphis.

Bill Hagerty:  Michael Sullivan
(Nov. 1, 2019)  Executive director of the Tennessee Republican Party, May 2017-Nov. 2019.  Iowa state director for the RNC, Sept. 2015-Nov. 2016.   Deputy executive director (Dec. 2012-Sept. 2015) and political director (July 2011-Dec. 2012) at the Tennessee Republican Party.  Press secretary for Indiana House Republicans, Dec. 2010-Aug. 2011.  Statewide tour coordinator for Auditor Tim Berry and Treasurer RIchard Mourdock, Sept. 2010-Jan. 2011.  Campaign manager (May-Sept. 2010) and political director (Feb.-May 2010) on Todd Rokita for Congress.  Campaign manager on Patrick Hughes for U.S. Senate (IL), Nov. 2009-Feb. 2010.  Local government and business coordinator for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Dec. 2008-Nov. 2009.  Mitch Daniels campaign/Indiana Republican Party, Aug. 2007-Dec. 2008.  B.S. in political science from Hanover College, 2007.

M.J. Hegar  Preston Elliott
Campaign manager on California state Treasurer John Chiang's 2018 Democratic primary campaign for governor.  Deputy executive director at the DSCC in the 2016 cycle.  Campaign manager on Sen. Kay Hagan's 2013-14 re-election campaign.  Campaign manager on Sen. Jon Tester's 2012 re-election campaign.  Nevada Coordinated Campaign director in 2010, helping to re-elect Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.  Deputy political director at the DSCC in 2008.  Worked as a field director on Montana Democrats' Coordinated Campaign in 2006; former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles' 2004 U.S. Senate race; Rep. Dick Gephardt's Iowa caucus campaign; Sen. Tim Johnson (SD)'s 2002 re-election campaign; and an Illinois legislative race in 2000.  Graduate of Lake Forest College.  Grew up in Billings, Montana.

John Cornyn:  John Jackson
(Jan. 2019)  Campaign director on Texans for Greg Abbott, Dec. 2014-Jan. 2019.  Texas Victory Director/RNC, June 2013-Dec. 2014.  Director of special projects for the Republican Party of Texas, Aug. 2012-June 2013.  Campaign manager on Rick Berg for U.S. Senate (ND), Oct. 2011-June 2012.  Campaign manager on Tag Greason for Delegate (VA), Mar. 2009-April 2010.  Political director for David Dewhurst (TX), 2009-10.  Campaign manager on Dolores Gresham for State Senate (TN), April-Nov. 2008.  Political director on Sekula Gibbs for Congress (TX), Jan.-April 2008.  Field director on Nick Rerras for State Senate, 2007.  Southern field director on Van Taylor for Congress, 2006.  Political director on Tucker Anderson for Congress, 2006.  Studied at Texas A&M.

Mark Warner:  Bruce Sinclair
(announced Feb. 2020)  Coordinated campaign director for Sen. Tim Kaine's re-election in 2018.  Deputy GOTV director for the Florida Democratic Party in 2016.  Managed day to day activities on a NextGen Climate Action coalition building program for three years.  Worked for the Arkansas-based Markham Group.  New Mexico GOTV director on Obama's Campaign for Change in Fall 2008.  State director of the Arkansas Democratic Party to Aug. 2008.  Field director on Mike Beebe for Governor (AR) in 2006.  Field director on Tim Kaine’s successful gubernatorial bid in 2005.  Field director on Victory 2004, the Arkansas Democrats coordinated campaign.  Worked the Musgrove gubernatorial campaign in Mississippi in 2003, the Landrieu U.S. Senate runoff, and the 2002 South Carolina coordinated campaign.  Graduate of the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC with a degree in sociology. 

Daniel Gade:  Loren Hubbard
(May 2020; started as political director, Dec. 2019-May 2020)  Campaign manager on Chris Winslow for chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, May-Dec. 2019.  Judicial law clerk for 25th Judicial Circuit Court Chief Judge Charles L. Ricketts III, Aug. 2017-May 2018.  J.D. from University of Richmond School of Law, 2017; B.A. in political science and government from Hampden-Sydney College, 2013.

Paula Jean Swearengin:  David Graham 
Campaign manager on Richard Ojeda's 2018 campaign for Congress in WV-3.  Candidate for Democratic nomination for WV House of Delegates District 24 in 2014.

Shelley Moore CapitoJoseph Reidy
Experience includes political director on U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins' campaign for U.S. Senate in the May 8, 2018 Republican primary.

WY Merav Ben-David:  Yoav Magid
(May 2020). Self employed strategic communications advisor/messaging and storytelling coach (The Message Refinery) from Dec. 2017.  Training lead on Warren for President, Dec. 2019-Mar. 2020.  Project manager ant training lead at Catalist, Jan. 2018-Dec. 2019.  Earth Day campaign director (Aug. 2015-July 2016) and director of partnerships (Mar.-July 2015) for Earth Day Network.  Research manager at ICF, May 2011-July 2014.  M.A. in communication science from University of Maryland College Park, 2011; B.A. in psychology, anthropology from University College Utrecht, 2006.

Cynthia Lummis:  Kristin Walker
Owner of Three Elephant Public Relations, Apr. 2015-Jan. 2021.  Campaign manager / communications director on Enzi for Wyoming, Aug. 2013-Nov. 2014.  Managing director at Brimmer Communications, Oct. 2010-Aug. 2013.  Communications director, press secretary to U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY), Aug. 2007-Oct. 2010; scheduling coordinator/press secretary/executive assistant to U.S. Rep. Barbara Cubin (WY), Sept. 2005-Aug. 2007.  B.A. in political science and government from The College of William and Mary, 2005.

Gender of Campaign Managers for 2020 Major Party Nominees for U.S. Senate
35 races
Campaign managers
No info., no
manager, unclear
32 of 34
23 (71.9%)
9 (28.1%)
25 of 35
23 (92.0%)
2 (8.0%)
57 of 69
46 (80.7%)
11 (19.3%)
See Campaign Managers: Methodological Considerations.

- 69 candidates: Democrats 34 (no candidate in Arkansas), Republicans 35. 

- No info., no manager, unclear is 12.
No info:  ID, NE.
No info: AR, DE, ID, LA, NE, NJ, OR, RI, SD.  MA-contract.

Of 57 people identified as working as campaign managers for the 2020 major party nominees for U.S. Senate at the close of the campaign, 46 (80.7%) were male and 11 (19.3%) female.  Democratic campaign managers were 71.9% male and Republican campaign managers 92.0% male.