Democratic leaders gather in Denver to strategize ways to lasso voters in vital battleground
The Denver Post | 08/13/2009
By Jessica Fender: Hundreds of Democratic leaders from across the region and country descend on Denver today to learn strategies for swaying voters in what many say is the nation's newest battleground: the West.
The summit, organized by private consulting and research firm Project New West, brings with it big names such as actor Robert Redford, energy mogul T. Boone Pickens and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Read More
Andrew Myers is President and CEO of Myers Research | Strategic Services, LLC. Myers has two decades of experience in politics and public opinion research, working on numerous elections from the local level to Presidential campaigns, as well as assisting in message development for a broad array of institutional and corporate clients.
Myers has served as the principal pollster to the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee and the Democratic Governors Association handling their independent expenditure operations, and he counts more than 300 Democratic officeholders at nearly every level of government on his client list. Myers has been recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in state and local races, serving more candidates and winning more targeted races at the state and local level than any other pollster in the country. In fact, of the 15 state legislative chambers that switched from Republican to Democratic control in the last six years, 11 have been Myers’ clients. In the 2004 election alone Myers helped produce some of the only good news for Democrats nationally, helping his clients produce legislative control shifts in the Colorado House, Montana House and Senate and the Iowa Senate.
In the 2006 election Myers was deeply involved in six independent expenditure campaigns for the Democratic Governors Association, including an historic victory in Massachusetts and the defeat of the only Republican incumbent Governor in the nation in Maryland. In 2007, Myers again helped deliver a takeaway victory for Democrats, conducting the issue advocacy research for the Bluegrass Freedom Fund in Kentucky, where Democrat Steve Beshear defeated Republican Governor Ernie Fletcher by a significant 20-point margin.
In 2008, Myers served as a lead pollster for a variety of organizations, including the National Education Association, AFSCME, Project New West, and Patriot Majority, conducting independent expenditure campaigns in fifteen states on behalf of Barack Obama and Congressional candidates, as well as campaigns for U.S. Senate in Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, and New Mexico, and gubernatorial campaigns in Indiana, Missouri, and North Carolina.
Prior to founding his own firm, Myers served as a Political Director at the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee and before that, Myers was Senior Analyst at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, a prominent public opinion research firm based in Washington, D.C. There, he worked with a variety of institutional and political clients, ranging from Presidential campaigns and various U.S. Senate contests to Congressional, Mayoral and local elections, as well as advising a variety of corporations and interest groups. Prior to his work at Greenberg Quinlan, Myers served as a Policy Advisor to Connecticut’s Speaker of the House and ran a host of campaigns throughout the Northeast.
Myers has been named a Rising Star of Politics by Campaigns and Elections Magazine. He attended Columbia University and the University of Connecticut. Myers graduated Cum Laude, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and has earned numerous academic distinctions including the George A. Mugge Award for history and political science. He is a contributing author to Voting in America, an encyclopedia assessing American electoral patterns, and Myers is a contributing author to the book How the West Was Warmed. Myers has been featured in a wide variety of news organizations, from The Wall Street Journal and New York Times to Politco and National Journal.