About Brad Bannon
Brad Bannon is President of Bannon Communications Research, a Washington DC based political polling and consulting firm that helps Democratic candidates, labor unions and progressive issue groups win political and public affairs campaigns. Campaigns and Elections magazine named Brad a “mover and shaker” in the political consulting industry. He is also one of the “Democratic Insiders” in the biweekly National Journal pundit poll.
Experience You Can Count On
Brad started BCR in 1984 and his first client was Booth Gardner, who won an upset primary and general elections that year and went on to serve two terms as the governor of the state of Washington. Before founding his own firm, Brad worked for two prominent Democratic polling firms where he worked on the campaigns of a number of successful congressional candidates including Senators Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts and David Pryor of Arkansas.
Brad appears frequently as a guest and political analyst for the cable TV networks, CN8 and the New England News Channel. Brad also is a political analyst for Leslie Marshall’s nationally syndicated radio talk show, The Financial Lifeline Radio Network and The Legal Broadcast Network. He often is on talk radio shows on KOA in Denver, WZNN in Boston, WKEZ in Milwaukee, WCCC in Hartford and WHJJ in Providence .
Brad has written widely about successful strategies for Democrats. Brad blogs at PoliticsMagazine.com, a magazine for political professionals and has written for publications like The Wall Street Journal and US News and World Report. Brad has also written for Politico.com, Roll Call and The Hill which all cover national politics from Washington, DC.
Brad earned an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. from Syracuse University. He grew up in Rhode Island and in New York and has two children. His daughter, Meighan teaches high school English and is a proud member of the National Education Association.