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Case Study: Opposition Research in Virginia


Winning Locally — Taking Back a State Legislative Chamber in Virginia

Nesbitt Research has delivered 60 research projects for the Virginia Democratic Party in three election cycles. We conducted on the ground research from rural Southwest Virginia to the urban counties of northern districts. Our legal investigations uncovered cases of targets representing child support deadbeats, abusive behavior, drug dealers, as well as corporate clients who employed questionable tactics. Our research of a four-term incumbent Delegate untangled an eight-year-old controversy involving a no-bid contract, his campaign donors, his consulting job and a misuse of public resources to promote cronyism. In 2007, Nesbitt Research helped Senate Democrats take back the chamber for the first time in a decade and pick up four seats in the House, the largest gain in that chamber since the Watergate scandal.

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