Marc Farinella, Executive Director
Will Howell, Director
This coming spring, PPR, the Center for Survey Methodology, the Associated Press NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the Bipartisan Policy Center will convene a meeting of political consultants from both parties to discuss the current state of the electoral process. Political consultants are the principal custodians of the nation’s electoral system. They understand campaign processes and tactics better than almost anyone else and are constantly engaged in leveraging the system’s strength and exploiting its weaknesses. Yet their opinions and ideas are rarely sought by either researchers or reformers.