Allen Nesbitt is the founder and CEO of Nesbitt Research, a Democratic opposition research firm. Allen directs all advisory services at the firm including research design, collection and writing.
In 2012, the Nesbitt Research team was part of some history-making races across the country. Sean Patrick Maloney won a convincing victory over Tea Party incumbent Nan Hayworth in one of the most competitive Democratic pick ups of 2012. With his victory, Maloney will become the first openly gay member of Congress from New York. In an even closer race, Ami Bera beat career politician Dan Lungren by just 5,700 votes. The Bera-Lungren matchup has been one of the most closely watched in the nation, and outside groups have funneled $8.65 million into the race. Bera becomes just the third Indian-American to serve in Congress and certainly one of the most passionate progressives we have ever worked with!
Nesbitt Research has advised statewide campaigns in Florida, Delaware, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Rhode Island and West Virginia.
In 2010, Allen and the Nesbitt Research team worked with America’s largest labor unions, state parties and candidates for progressive victories nationwide. Allen helped Virg Bernero win a tough primary for governor in Michigan and helped Kendrick Meek win a wild primary for U.S Senate in Florida. In 2007 and 2008, Allen worked with the DCCC, the DSCC and helped the Virginia Democratic Party win four seats in the House and take back control of the Senate for the first time since 1999. Allen and his team have provided research dossiers for state parties including the Maryland Democratic Party, the Minnesota DFL and the Indiana Democratic Party. Allen has been a Democratic opposition researcher since 2001.
Specialties: statewide campaign complete investigation candidate tracking rapid response fact-checking & editing