About Us: Our History
The Story of Hamilton Campaigns

In the spring of 2007, the oldest partisan consulting firm in the country changed its name, officially becoming Hamilton Campaigns. The new name pays homage to our past Bill Hamilton founded the firm in 1964 but also looks forward to a future where we continue to be a leader in providing decision-making services to Democratic campaigns and progressive organizations.

Hamilton Campaigns provides decision-making services utilized by campaigns polling, mapping, and electoral targeting. The full political resume of Hamilton Campaigns spans from city halls across the country, to state houses, to the White House. Our non-political resume includes helping to solve problems and protect the brand of Fortune 500 companies, national non-profit organizations, and national and international media outlets. Many of the company's past employees have gone on to have successful careers as elected officials, legislative staff, marketing executives, and principals in their own firms.

The 45+ year history of the company has witnessed many changes in the political consulting industry. Hamilton Campaigns has been present for every major change, and further, has survived these changes because we have been on the cutting edge of providing new technologies, new services, and actionable advice.

Our experience working in areas with high Latino populations is unmatched. In 2002 and 2004, Hamilton Campaigns (as Hamilton Beattie & Staff) was awarded a "Pollie" ward from the American Association of Political Consultants for best bilingual research firm based on our Spanish-language research. Since 2004 alone, we have conducted hundreds of research projects that were either bilingual or fully conducted in Spanish.

Anyone who works with Hamilton Campaigns knows that they will receive cutting edge, quality information from people who know how to translate information into action.

 
Federal Office

Sen. Bill Nelson (FL)

Sen. Tom Carper (DE)

Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (TX)

Sen. Birch Bayh (IN)

Sen. Evan Bayh (IN)

Sen. John Glenn (OH)

Sen. John Breaux (LA)

Sen. Edmund Muskie (ME)

Sen. Tom Eagleton (MO)

Sen. Lawton Chiles (FL)

Sen. Russell Long (LA)

Sen. Herman Talmadge (GA)

Sen. J. Bennett Johnston (LA)

Sen. Evan Bayh (IN)

Sen. Adlai Stevenson III (IL)

Sen. Bill Spong (VA)

Sen. Wendell Ford (KY)

Sen. Paul Sarbanes (MD)

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL)

Rep. Ted Deutch (FL)

Rep. Robert Wexler (FL)

Rep. Susanne Kosmas (FL)

Rep. Harry Teague (NM)

Rep. Dan Boren (OK)

Rep. Jim Marshall (GA)

Rep. Thomas P. (Tip) O'Neill (Speaker)

Rep. Bobby Rush (IL)

Rep. Norman Sisisky (VA)

Rep. David Obey (WI)

Rep. Jim Wright (Speaker)

Rep. Jack Brooks (TX)

Rep. Jim O'Hara (MI)

Rep. Frank McCloskey (IN)

Rep. Jim Bacchus (FL)

 

 

Independent Expenditures

International Experience

Aruba

Australia

Bulgaria

Canada

Curacao

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Estonia

Grenada

Holland

Latvia

Lithuania

Poland

St. Maarten

Slovakia

Sweden

USAID

Venezuela

Statewide Office

Gov. Reubin Askew (FL)

AG Bob Butterworth (FL)

Gov. Bruce Babbitt (AZ)

Gov. Roy Barnes (GA)

Gov. John Y. Brown (KY)

Gov. John Carlin (KS)

Gov. Jimmy Carter (GA)

Gov. Martha Layne Collins (KY)

Gov. Rafael Hernandez Colon (PR)

Gov. Edwin Edwards (LA)

Gov. Bob Graham (FL)

Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu (LA)

AG Dustin McDaniels (AR)

Sup. of Education Jim Rex (SC)

Gov. Bill Ritter (CO)

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (KS)

CFO Alex Sink (FL)

Gov. Joe Teasdale (MO)

Labor Comm. Michael Thurman (GA)

Gov. John Waihee (HI)

Party Organization

Committees:

DSCC

DNC

DLCC

 

State Caucuses:

Florida

Georgia

Illinois

Indiana

Kentucky

 

DCCC

DGA

 

 

 

Ohio

Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

 

Countywide/Municipal

Mayor Alvin Brown (FL)

Mayor Pam Iorio (FL)

Sheriff Lupe Trevino (TX)

Ald. Scott Waguespack (IL)

Mayor Julian Castro (TX)

Mayor Kathy Taylor (OK)

County Executive Charlie Dooley (MO)

Mayor Buddy Dyer (FL)

Sheriff Jerry Demings (FL)

County Executive Ken Ulman (MD)

Corporate/Public Affairs

 

American Association of Retired Persons

American Council of Life Insurance

American Red Cross

American Public Power Association

American Insurance Association

AT&T

American Trucking Association

AFL-CIO

AFSCME

APCO Associates

Air Line Pilots Association

AMTRAK

Association of American Railroads

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Bluewater Wind

Burson-Marsteller

CAFE

Cablevision Industries, Inc.

Center for National Policy

Chicago Teachers Union

Citizens for Better Transportation

Concord Coalition

EMILY’s List

ERISA Industry Council (ERIC)

Fair Districts Florida

Fannie Mae

Goddard-Claussen

Health Insurance Association of America

Hoy

Human Rights Campaign

International Union of Flight Attendants

Kerr-McGee

Listin Diario

League of Women Voters

3M Corporation

Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority

Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures

New Democratic Network

National Association of Realtors

National Association of Home Builders

National Education Association (NEA)

National Rural Electric Cooperatives

National Treasury Employees Union

Ogilvy & Mather

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Regional Transportation District of Denver

Sierra Club

Sallie Mae

Service Employees Union (SEIU)

Southwestern Ballot Research Project

Warner Amex Cable

Winner, Wagner & Francis