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We are Nesbitt Research, the opposition research firm for progressive candidates and causes.

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“Change always begins with the word.”

Hilton Als, The New Yorker. February 21, 2015


Cutting-Edge Talent

Whether you choose full-time staff or a consulting role, Nesbitt Research brings top tier reseach talent to every engagement.



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Escape static research docs. Accelerate communications with live data and maps.


Unmatched Service

Our practice focuses on deep engagements that include self and oppo research, staffing your campaign with one of our research pros and consultation throughout your campaign.

Opposition Research Services

We provide complete opposition research, self research, vulnerability assessments and issue research for progressive campaigns and causes.


About Nesbitt Research

Allen Nesbitt is the founder and CEO of Nesbitt Research, a Democratic opposition research firm. Allen directs all strategic services at the firm including research design, collection and writing.

Allen has advised leaders on $200M national campaigns and great mayors in small towns. We have advised statewide campaigns in Florida, Delaware, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Rhode Island and West Virginia.

The Nesbitt Research team has been part of some history-making races. In New York, 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!

Allen and the Nesbitt Research team have 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. 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 has been a Democratic opposition researcher since 2001.

At the federal level, Allen has provided specialty research for SEIU, the DNC, the DCCC and the DSCC. Allen received his M.A. from the George Washington University and his B.A. from the University of Kansas. He is a fanatical Jayhawk fan. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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