Daniel Barash is a campaign strategist with experience in campaign management, paid media, and opinion research on some of the country’s most competitive races. Most recently, Daniel was the campaign manager for Sen. Michael Bennet’s presidential campaign.
In 2021, Daniel was the lead strategist and ad maker to now-Rep. Shontel Brown when she shocked the political world by overcoming a 40-point deficit to win her congressional seat. In the 2022 cycle, Daniel steered the ad strategy for Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, the only Democrat to win a governor’s race in a state Trump carried in 2020. Additionally, he was a media strategist and ad producer for Maryland Gov. Wes Moore, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval, Demand Justice, and other members of Congress and winning ballot initiatives.
Daniel has spent his career developing and executing effective campaign strategies and paid media campaigns. In 2018, he oversaw expansion districts at the DCCC, handling over 30 races in tough districts nationwide, with a focus on broadening the congressional battlefield and creating multiple paths to the majority.
In 2016, Daniel was the deputy director of opinion research for Hillary for America. In 2014, he was a political desk for the DCCC’s Independent Expenditure Program, managing over $20 million in paid media spending, which successfully defended 10 incumbents and flipped 3 Republican-held seats in a tough cycle. Daniel also managed a special election for Congress that POLITICO called the “best Democratic campaign of 2017.”
In 2020, Fortune Magazine named Daniel to its “40 Under 40” list, saying: “When races appear to be insurmountable, Barash is who Democrats call on to make things happen.”
Daniel, who spent his childhood in New York, New York and Tel Aviv, Israel, holds a degree in international studies from Johns Hopkins University.