The Opposition Research Blog

What is Opposition Research?

Although there are a lot of rumors about what opposition research entails, it's truly a matter of public record.

2020 Progressive Job Opportunities

Apply to work with a presidential campaign, the Democratic Party, or advocacy organizations and help us power progressive 2020 victories nationwide.

Ryan McInerney Joins Nesbitt & Parrinello As Partner

Las Vegas, NV – After more than a decade working in political and public affairs research, strategic communications, and campaign strategy, Ryan McInerney is joining Nesbitt & Parrinello as a partner based in our Las Vegas office.

Case Study: How the VA Democrats Leveraged Research to Take Back a State Legislative Chamber in Virginia

Winning Opposition Research in Virginia

The Best of Opposition Research in the 2018 Elections

The November 2018 elections were eventful, to say the least. Some of the most interesting turns in races throughout the country were powered by public records and the researchers who love them. From campaign finance and lobbying records, to Foreign Agent Registrations and even the avoidance of public disclosures, here's a look at some of oppo research's best wins, hits, misses, losses, and dropouts in 2018.

At the Intersection of Political Opposition Research and Machine Learning

Machine learning and political opposition research collide for epic results, such as the Obama 2012 reelection campaign. But does it always live up to the hype?

When They Used to Vote

A history of voter suppression and voter turnout heading into a crucial midterm election for Democrats.

How Scam PACs Dupe Donors and Profit from Politics

Learn how to spot a scam PAC before giving away your money.

Reading for the President

Former Obama White House intern provides an inside look into the Office of Presidential Correspondence.

Women of Color Take Center Stage in the 2018 Blue Wave

A closer look at the record number of women of color running for office amidst the 2018 Blue Wave.

Inside the Tennessee Governor's Race

In an upset victory, Republican Bill Lee is set to face off against Democrat Karl Dean in the 2018 Tennessee gubernatorial election.

Looking Ahead at the 2019 Dallas Mayoral Race

16 people are rumored to be considering a run for mayor of Dallas in 2019. We take a closer look at the merits and scandals of these possible contenders.

Opposition Research Firms (The List)

The Nesbitt Research roundup of Democratic Opposition Research firms in the United States. We have included dedicated Opposition Research Firms. Drop is a line if we missed any.

Update: New San Francisco Office - New Homepage

New office and more innovation here at Nesbitt Research. Take a peak at some of our iPad optimized oppo research features for 2017.

Oppo Optimized - Democratic Opposition Research Firm Introduces Industry Leading Innovations

New office and more innovation here at Nesbitt Research. Take a peak at some of our iPad optimized oppo research features for 2017.

How Nesbitt Research uses Slack to Supercharge Team Work

How Nesbitt Research uses Slack to Supercharge Team Work

Opposition Research for City Council Campaigns

Opposition Research for City Council Campaigns

Opposition Research for Mayoral Campaigns

With 2017 mayoral races under way nationwide we take a look at opposition research in mayoral context.

Opposition Research for Presidential Transition

Great opening graph from Politico.

Oppo Optimized - Democratic Opposition Research Firm Introduces Industry Leading Innovations

With the new cycle comes some innovative optimizations here at Nesbitt Research. Take a peak at some of our iPad optimized oppo research features for 2013:

The Economist on Opposition Research

The Economist Films series dives in to "OPPO" research firms.

Opposition Research Firms Stanford and Caskey to Merge

Big news this week in the land of opposition research.

Nesbitt Research's Work Wins Reed Award in Ohio

Nesbitt Research work in action in this phenomenal, Reed Award winning ad called "Flight" by Adelstein Liston for AFSCME's 2012 IE campaign in Ohio.

Nesbitt Research Congratulates History-Making 2012 Candidates

Nesbitt Research was extraordinarily lucky to have collaborated with history-making candidates of our own on Tuesday.

A Look Inside DCCC Opposition Research HQ

Roll Call Takes A Look Inside DCCC Opposition Research HQ

Opposition Research Beats Money in The Florida U.S. Senate Primary

In 2010, Nesbitt Research worked with Kendrick Meek to defeat billionaire Jeff Greene by 26 points, despite being outspent five-to-one.