Join the Lead Strategists that Elected Doug Jones and Boosted the Strongest California Democrats to Victory in June

In December 2017, CA-BAM!’s lead strategists – Joe Trippi and Paul Maslin – helped Democrat Doug Jones stun the world by becoming the first Democrat in 25 years to be elected by Alabama to the U.S. Senate through the use of ground-breaking election techniques to target, persuade, and turn out voters. Trippi and Maslin applied that same innovating thinking to the June 2018 primary election in California where Democrat Katie Hill and other House Democrats won their contests with the help of data-driven polling and targeted paid media expenditures by CA-BAM! and its progressive partners like Planned Parenthood. Now, CA-BAM! plans to apply its winning strategy, including original research, a collaborative approach, and decades of experience in California politics to beating House Republicans in November and taking back America!

CA-BAM! is dedicated to standing up for California’s values in the face of destructive and backwards policies coming from Donald Trump and Republicans in Washington that threaten to reverse the decades of progress our state has made on important issues like health care, the environment, immigration, and jobs. Joining us is a diverse and growing group of board members based in Southern California that will be helping us fine tune our message, expand our reach, and amass critical resources for the formidable battle ahead.

“There’s a smarter, better way to elect Democrats. I want to be part of CA-BAM!’s effort to create that system and put it in place before the 2018 mid-term election.” – Diane Lander-Simon, CA-BAM! Board Member

Our Team

Joe Trippi was the lead strategist behind Doug Jones’s historic win in the recent Alabama U.S. Senate special election. Trippi is the founder and President of Trippi, Norton, Rossmeissl Campaigns and has been at the forefront of movement politics for nearly 30 years. Trippi began his political career working on Edward M. Kennedy’s presidential campaign in 1980 and has worked on dozens of presidential—including managing Howard Dean’s 2004 campaign—gubernatorial, senate, and congressional campaigns ever since. Trippi is also a CNN contributor.

Paul Maslin was the lead pollster behind Doug Jones’s historic win in the recent Alabama U.S. Senate special election. Maslin, a partner at FM3 Research, has been one of the leading public opinion analysts and campaign strategists for more than three decades. He has provided research for Senator Patty Murray’s successful reelection campaign in 2016 and the ongoing Quality of Life Index for UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Policy, a groundbreaking assessment of life in Los Angeles County. He was the pollster for Howard Dean’s landmark presidential campaign in 2004 and has advised dozens of Senators, Governors, Members of Congress, and big city mayors in every region of the United States, and has polled for seven presidential candidates.

FM3 Research: Polling
Paul Maslin, John Fairbank, Rick Sklarz, Sharon Pinkerton
Joe Trippi, Tom Rossmeissl, Ana Karina Palacio, Rebecca Velez
ALZA Campaigns: Press & Direct Mail
Josh Pulliam, Roger Salazar
Ryan McInerney, Executive Director
Josh Pulliam, General Consultant
Ron Baldwin, Consultant