updated September 1, 2011)
"super PAC" formed Nov. 23, 2011 [FEC]
"American Bridge 21st Century is a progressive research and communications organization committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions and helping you ascertain when Republican candidates are pretending to be something they’re not."
Founder David Brock
Founder (May 2004) and CEO of Media Matters for
America. Renounced conservative ties in 1997 (Esquire
"Confessions of a Right-Wing Hit Man"). Investigative writer for
The American Spectator. Editorial page editor at the Washington
Times. Writer and senior editor at Insight magazine. B.A.
in history from UC Berkeley,
1985. Author of five books.
Chair Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Served as Lt. Gov. of Maryland from 1995 -2003, and
unsuccessfully for Governor in 2002. a Deputy Assistant Attorney
General during the Clinton Adminstration.
President Rodell Mollineau
(early April 2011) Communications director from Jan. 2007 and then staff director to the Senate Majority Policy Committee/U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Communications director to Gov. Tom Vilsack (IA), 2006. Communications director to U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor Jan. 2003-Jan. 2006; in the 2004 cycle Mollineau served as Michican communications director on Kerry/Edwards and earlier as South Carolina press secretary on Wesley Clark for President. Press secretary on Mark Pryor for U.S. Senate, 2002. Deputy press secretary to U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD), 2000-early 2002. Graduate of the University of Dayton, 1999.
Campaign Director Bradley Beychok
(Feb. 2011) Campaign manager on Charlie Melancon
for U.S. Senate, 2009-10. Coodinated campaign director for the
Louisiana Democratic Party, 2008. Senior associate at Ourso
Beychok and Johnson, 2007. Campaign manager on Charlie Melancon
for Congress, 2006. Deputy press secretary to U.S. Rep. Charlie
Melancon (LA), 2005-06. Bachelor's degree in mass
communication/political communication from Louisiana State University,
Research Director/Senior Advisor Shauna Daly
Research director at the DNC. Briefly research director in the White House Counsel's Office. Deputy research director on the Obama camapign, Jan. 2007-Nov. 2008. Deputy research director at the DNC in the 2006 cycle. Research director on Gifford Miller for Mayor, 2005. Research director to Betty Castor for U.S. Senate, 2004. Researcher for Sen. John Edwards' presidential campaign, 2003-04. Research director on Tim Johnson for U.S. Senate 2002. Bachelor's degree from Smith College.
War Room Director/Senior Advisor Ty Matsdorf
Briefly communications director to Sen. Richard
Blumenthal (CT) in early 2011, after serving as senior advisor to his
camapign. Communications director to Sen.
Max Baucus (MT), and earlier press secretary and previously deputy
press secretary, starting in 2006.
Senior Communications Advisor Matt Thornton
(mid-August 2011) Most recently served as
communications director for Sen. Sheldon
Whitehouse (D-RI). Previously communications
for Congressman Zack Space (D-OH), and he has worked on
campaigns in Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, and West Virginia.
Undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University
of Pennsylvania. Kansas native.
Communications Director Chris Harris
(Feb. 2011) Previously at Media Matters for
America from April
2009, starting as communications and research director and then senior
communictations and research director. Communications director at
the Kansas Democratic Party, 2008. B.S. in marketing and
political science from Kansas State University, 2007.
Director of Media Production Ike Blake
(late-August 2011, responsible for video editing,
and video asset
management) Joins American Bridge after 11 years at the Senate
Democratic Caucus where he served as its chief video editor and senior
NH Tracker Aaron Fielding .
Worked on John Edwards 2007-08 Iowa caucus
campaign. Graduate of Temple University