Principals

Brad Koplinski
Brad has worked in politics for 25 years, on campaigns at the Federal, State and Local level. Brad has served as Political Director for Arlen Specter's 2010 campaign, Special Counsel to the House Democratic Campaign Committee, and Manager for Kathryn Boockvar's 2011 campaign for Commonwealth Court. Additionally, he was Comptroller for the Obama-Biden Pennsylvania campaign, as well as Central Pennsylvania Political Director for then-Senator Hillary Clinton's Presidential effort. Brad was also Deputy Counsel to Senator Joe Lieberman's 2004 Presidential campaign. Brad has been named one of the top ten Most Effective Campaign Staffers in Pennsylvania by the Morning Call's Capital Ideas blog (2010) and one of Pennsylvania's top ten political operatives by PoliticsPA.com (2011). Brad has also been a Policy Advisor to Auditor General Jack Wagner and Regional Field Director for Kerry-Edwards 2004. Brad is also the author of Hats In The Ring: Conversations with Presidential Candidates and serves on Harrisburg City Council.
Eric Nagy
Eric, who is from Easton, has a proven track record managing winning campaigns in difficult districts. In 2007, Eric was a Regional Field Director for Hillary Clinton for President in Iowa. After Iowa, Eric moved onto South Carolina before being named the State Delegate Manager for New Jersey and Delaware. In 2008, Eric managed two successful Pennsylvania State House races: first, the re-election of State Representative Tim Seip in the 125th district, followed by the open seat election of Paul Drucker in the 157th district. Drucker was the first Democratic candidate to ever win the 157th District. In 2010, Eric managed Congressman Tim Holden's re-election effort to a 12 point victory in an R+6 district in a difficult year. Most recently, Eric managed the re-election of Bucks County Commissioner Diane Marseglia. In 2010, Eric was named one of Pennsylvania's Top Democratic Operatives under the age of 30 by PoliticsPA.com. Eric is a graduate of Ithaca College and lives in Harrisburg.
Dan Hartman
Dan, a Luzerne County native, has been involved in campaigns directing political, field, research and targeting efforts for more than a decade. Dan has worked for two United States Senators and multiple Members of Congress, as well as Jim Eisenhower in his campaign for Attorney General, the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee and Judge Jack Panella's campaign for Supreme Court. Dan's leadership in field and targeting earned his field team victories in two national competitions among Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee races in 2010 while with Congressman Tim Holden's campaign. In 2010, Dan was listed among Pennsylvania's Top Democratic Operatives under the age of 30 by PoliticsPA.com.

About

Penn Blue Strategies

With over 40 years of combined experience, Penn Blue Strategies has the campaign solutions you need to get your message across and win your race. We focus on effectuating messages and creating winning campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels. Our knowledge and expertise comes from working on and creating some of the largest campaigns ever waged in Pennsylvania.

We not only want to help you win, but we also want to work towards building the Democratic party for years to come. When you win, we all win.

Services

Strategic Communications
Your messaging is vital — with your constituents and with the media. Trust Penn Blue to help you craft the language you need to get your views across in the most effective way. We have years of experience in media relations, messaging, and can help you find your voice.
Field Management
Direct voter contact is the key to victory. We have more experience on the ground than nearly anyone else. Penn Blue will make sure that you hit your targeted voters through a combination of doors and phones by tailoring a field plan to fit your needs. We can also recruit and hire proven field operatives to be on the ground with you to contact the voters you need to win.
Polling
Still need a poll, but running on a tight budget? No problem. A big part of honing your message is knowing what voters think about you as a candidate. Our interactive polling services and subsequent analysis will drill down past the normal yes/no questions, so you can understand why your voters feel the way they do. You don't have to spend a fortune to develop your campaign's messaging.
Direct Mail
We know what messages work and which ones don't. Penn Blue will work with you to develop mail that voters will want to read. We have worked with mail for years and can micro target your message to effectively reach the right set of voters for each piece you send.
Compliance
Campaign filing papers are more difficult to understand than ever. Penn Blue has significant experience in compliance and working with finance reports. Let us walk you through the bureaucracy and give you confidence that your election papers and finance reports will be properly filed.
Election Law
We will provide all the offense and defense you need to get on the ballot, stay on the ballot, and make sure that your opponent(s) have earned their spot too. We have handled statewide petition drives and know what it takes to make sure your petitions can't be challenged. Penn Blue can handle all of your other election law needs too.
Research
Need to know what your opponent has been up to? Penn Blue will give you a comprehensive report on their business dealings, civil and criminal suits, legislative votes, embarrassing comments, statements of belief, tax liens, liabilities, and much more. And we'll prepare you for the worst, by doing research on you as well.
Training
Let Penn Blue bring our expertise to your group. We have a variety of trainings that we can present to your organization on how to get on the ballot, run effective campaigns, raise money, plan strategic communications and more.
Websites and Social Media
A great website is vital to a winning campaign. We can make a cutting edge website for you at a reasonable price and optimize it so you'll have the best visibility for your efforts. Modern campaigns require a strong and constant social media presence on Facebook and Twitter. Penn Blue will help you stand out and keep you connected.

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Harrisburg, PA 17101
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