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Brad Woodhouse
Brad Woodhouse, a longtime national Democratic strategist, is President of groups American Bridge and Americans United for Change, two of the nation’s leading progressive organizations. Woodhouse took on these roles after a successful five-year (2008 to 2013) run as a senior strategist for the Obama campaign and Communications Director for the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

As Communications Director at the DNC, Woodhouse worked with the White House, congressional Democrats, outside groups and Democratic campaigns to shape the party’s message and political strategy. Woodhouse built a premier rapid-response operation, overseeing a coordinated research and communications effort that harnessed every possible resource to advance the president’s agenda and the Democratic Party in the press and on the ground.

Woodhouse served as a senior member of the president’s reelection team, and as a strategist for Obama for America in 2012. Woodhouse coordinated the rapid-response and bracketing operation between OFA, the DNC, state parties and Democratic advocacy groups throughout the primaries and general election. He also served as a regular surrogate for the campaign on television and radio and at key events during the election, including GOP primary debates, the Democratic National Convention and the general election debates. Woodhouse previously served as a DNC Senior Adviser and surrogate for the Obama for America campaign during the 2008 general election.

Woodhouse also served as an adviser to and spokesperson for then-U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine (D-N.J.), and prior to that, he was Communications Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee during the 2004 election cycle. Woodhouse has worked for a host of other elected officials, candidates and causes, including former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles' (D-N.C.) 2002 bid for U.S. Senate, former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt and former U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.). He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, FOX, CBS News, CNBC, C-SPAN, National Public Radio, CBS radio, and AP Radio and in the Washington Post, USA Today, The New York Times, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine and numerous other newspapers, news magazines and radio and television news outlets.

Woodhouse is based in Washington, D.C.

Entries by Brad Woodhouse

Lesson for the Kochs: Credibility Is Everything, and You've Got None

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 5:56 PM

I've learned a few lessons in my life. One of the most important ones is that you're only as good as your word. Credibility is everything. If you talk a big game but can't back it up, people notice, and no matter how much money you're willing to spend to...

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Dark Money Fueling a Dark Agenda

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 9:21 AM

Nearly half of Americans are now familiar with the infamous conservative donors the Koch brothers. Their trail of dark money funds a broad and complex political network that has one goal in mind: driving a conservative agenda that enriches the wealthiest Americans at the expense of the middle and working...

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GOP See Economic Crisis as Ripe Cause for the Very Same Policies That Got Us Here in the First Place

(7) Comments | Posted January 22, 2009 | 8:24 AM

You may have heard that the U.S. economy is in a bit of a pickle, hemorrhaging millions of jobs under the protracted Bush recession, with millions more on the line if nothing is done. Most Americans and most elected officials in Washington have deemed this pickle severe enough to warrant...

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Another presidential legacy gets the Orwellian treatment; Reagan got away with it, George W. will not

(2) Comments | Posted December 23, 2008 | 1:12 PM

The jig has been up for some time now for the once revered Bush administration PR machine with the President's job approval rating failing to crack the fortieth percentile in more than two years. In fact, the President's numbers never really rebounded since 2005 following his hugely unpopular attempt to...

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