Andrew Baumann specializes in U.S. political issues and provides strategic advice to political campaigns, issue advocacy organizations, foundations, and corporations. Along with Al Quinlan, Baumann leads the firm’s extensive work in Michigan, where he has overseen polling in two U.S. Senate races, five Congressional races, dozens of state legislative races, and several issues measures over the past four years.
Baumann also leads the firm’s work on climate and energy-related issues including research for advocacy groups such as the Sierra Club, the League of Conversation Voters, and the American Lung Association, as well as corporate clients such as Entergy.
In 2014, Baumann helped Senator Gary Peters buck the national and statewide trends to win a decisive election to the U.S. Senate. In 2012, he helped then-Congressman Peters overcome his underdog status and win reelection in a member-vs.-member primary whose demographic tilt favored the other incumbent, and in 2010, he helped Peters survive in an extremely difficult environment when other Democratic incumbents in similar districts were defeated.
Now based in Denver, Colorado, Baumann has significant experience in the state. His work for the DSCC in Colorado helped Senator Michael Bennet become one of the few Democratic bright spots on Election Day in 2010. In 2014, he conducted polling for two statewide candidates, helping Secretary of State candidate Joe Neguse exceed expectations and significantly outperform the other down-ticket Democrats in a very difficult year.
His current and recent clients include:
- Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow (MI)
- Senator Tom Udall (NM)
- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (WI, CO, and NM)
- The League of Conservation Voters
- The American Lung Association
- The Sierra Club
- The National Education Association
- The Colorado Education Association
- The Nevada Senate Democratic Caucus
- Cooper University Hospital
- The Entergy Corporation
Baumann has expertise in emerging technologies and advanced analytical tools, from the use of web surveys and cell phones to the development and implementation of modeling and microtargeting, which allows campaigns and companies the ability to maximize efficiency in reaching their target audience by reaching voters or consumers down to the individual level.
Prior to joining the firm, Baumann worked as the Deputy Research Director at the DSCC. He has also served as Research Director for Senator Kent Conrad and worked on the research and policy staffs of America Coming Together, Senator Joe Biden, and Governor Howard Dean. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in Materials Science from Stanford University.