Winning in Minnesota — State Caucus (2006)

In 2006, Nesbitt Research provided 14 research reports on state Senate candidates for the Minnesota Democratic-Farm-Labor Party. We conducted on-the-ground research in 10 counties across the state, from the Twin Cities to Brainerd and St. Cloud. We reviewed attorneys’ case records to highlight questionable cases and clients, which proved to be a powerful message late in the campaign. Our examination of media coverage revealed the extreme right-wing ties of a Republican candidate and this information helped sink his bid in a tight race. Nesbitt Research’s legislative analysis focused on illustrating inconsistencies between Republicans’ rhetoric and their records. Armed with our research, the DFL beat two incumbent state Senators and won 11 of the 13 races in which we were involved.