Daniel 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 Senator Michael Bennet’s presidential campaign.
In 2021, Daniel was the lead strategist and ad-maker to now-Congresswoman Shontel Brown when she shocked the political world by overcoming a 40-point deficit to win her congressional seat. In the 2022 cycle, Daniel helped drive the ad strategy for Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, the only Democrat to win a governor’s race in a state Trump carried in 2020. Daniel also served as a media strategist and ad producer for Maryland Governor Wes Moore, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval, Demand Justice, and for additional members of congress and winning ballot initiatives.
Daniel spent his career developing and executing effective campaign strategies and paid media campaigns. In 2018, he oversaw expansion districts at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), handling more than 30 races in tough districts across the country, with a focus on expanding the congressional battlefield and creating multiple paths to the majority.
In 2016, Daniel was Deputy Director of Opinion Research for Hillary for America. In 2014, he was a Political Desk for the DCCC’s Independent Expenditure Program, where he managed over $20 million in paid media spending, resulting in successfully defending 10 incumbents and flipping 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 graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in international studies. He grew up in New York, NY and Tel Aviv, Israel.