Today, American Bridge 21st Century announced that political research veteran Liz Charboneau has been chosen as the organization’s next Vice President of Research – succeeding the new president of American Bridge, Pat Dennis.
A longtime American Bridge researcher and the head of the Bridge to Democracy research program in the 2022 cycle — which saw a historic defeat of Republican gubernatorial and statewide candidates across the country — Charboneau has served many roles in opposition research and leadership. Charboneau ran American Bridge’s successful state legislative program in the 2020 cycle, and was a due diligence manager and research associate before that. A graduate of the University of Manchester, a proud Virginia Beach native, and the writer of many, many opposition research reports on Republicans, she has also worked as a House Majority PAC researcher and for the Iowa Democratic Party.
Charboneau, who has been at American Bridge since 2015, was most recently the state-level research director for the organization. Under her leadership, Democrats picked up vital gubernatorial victories in Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. Additionally, Charboneau built out a robust opposition research plan for critical state attorney general, secretary of state, and legislative races — emphasizing the importance of down-ballot races as election deniers sought election administration positions in crucial swing states.
“Liz is one of the most talented and innovative opposition researchers in the business,” said Pat Dennis, president of American Bridge 21st Century. “She’s a proven winner, a strong leader, and she’s been key to American Bridge’s efforts to expand its opposition research into down-ballot races.”
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to lead American Bridge’s research teams in the 2023 and 2024 cycle and I’m excited for us to keep holding Republicans accountable up and down the ballot,” said Liz Charboneau, American Bridge 21st Century Vice President of Research.
Published: Jan 20, 2023