Lake Research Partners Has Deep Ties To The Democratic Party

Polls developed by Lake Research Partners — a firm based in Washington, D.C., and Berkeley, California — have been cited by Arizona Democrats as “proof” that their Republican opponents are vulnerable.

In reality, the polling firm has deep ties to the Democratic Party. Their funding should be scrutinized and their polls taken with a large grain of salt by the press.

Research

Lake Research Partners Has Worked For Several Well-Known Democratic Candidates And Politicians. The firm’s client list includes President Bill Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, among others. (“Selected Candidates And Ballot Initiatives,” Lake Research Partners, Accessed February 2018)

  • Its Client List Includes More Than 35 Labor Union Organizations. (“Labor Organizations,” Lake Research Partners, Accessed February 2018)
  • Its Client List Includes Mainstream Democratic Organizations Like The Center For American Progress As Well As Highly Controversial Democratic Groups Like ACORN. (“Issue Advocacy Groups,” Lake Research Partners, Accessed February 2018)

Lake Research Partners’ Client List Also Includes “People For The American Way,” A Democratic Group That Has Endorsed One Of Governor Doug Ducey’s Opponents. “Garcia published a tweet Wednesday addressing Arizona Statehood Day but failed to mention that he had already flown the coop for greener pastures. Instead, the embattled Democratic candidate for governor quietly headed to Washington, D.C., to audition for a progressive group looking to sway the midterm elections in 2018. That group, People for the American Way Action Fund, is the political arm of the like-named nonprofit. People for the American Way has ties to the Democracy Alliance — a secretive network of wealthy Democratic donors — through its founder, Hollywood producer Norman Lear.” (“David Garcia Ditched Arizona On Statehood Day,” Arizona Democrats Exposed, 02/18/18)

Employees At Lake Research Partners Have Donated More Than $60,000 To Democratic Candidates And Democratic Party-Aligned Groups. (Federal Election Commission, Accessed February 2018)

See below for a select list of Lake Research Partners-tied campaign contributions to Democrats since President Obama’s first term:

Recipient

Contributor Date Amount

Jennifer Brunner

Celinda Lake 03/10/09 $1,000

Ann Kuster

Celinda Lake 05/27/09 $1,000

Lois Herr

Celinda Lake 06/10/09 $250

Jennifer Brunner

Celinda Lake 06/23/09 $500

Cheryle Jackson

Celinda Lake 08/29/09 $1,000

Tyler Gernant

Celinda Lake 08/31/09 $500
Paula Brooks Celinda Lake 09/10/09

$1,000

Manan Trivedi Celinda Lake 12/21/09

$250

Sheila Jackson Lee Celinda Lake 01/31/10

$500

Ruben Gallego Joshua Ulibarri 02/09/10

$50

Scott Robinson Celinda Lake 03/15/10

$500

Felecia Rotellini

Joshua Ulibarri 04/02/10 $50
Rosa DeLauro Celinda Lake 04/21/10

$1,000

Tyler Gernant

Celinda Lake 05/19/10 $500
Kyrsten Sinema Joshua Ulibarri 06/16/10

$50

Andrew Romanoff

Celinda Lake 07/27/10 $500
Lois Herr Celinda Lake 10/02/10

$250

Russ Carnahan

Celinda Lake 03/31/11 $1,000
Heather McTeer Celinda Lake 05/06/11

$500

Lois Frankel

Celinda Lake 05/12/11 $1,000
Gillian For Congress Celinda Lake 06/18/11

$500

Oregon Dem. Party

Daniel Spicer 09/01/11 $350
Marty Chavez Celinda Lake 09/01/11

$1,000

Ilya Sheyman

Celinda Lake 09/15/11 $500
Kim Gillan Celinda Lake 09/23/11

$500

Kirsten Gillibrand

Celinda Lake 10/21/11 $250
Darcy Burner Celinda Lake 11/16/11

$1,000

Marty Chavez

Celinda Lake 12/22/11 $500
Manan Trivedi Celinda Lake 02/15/12

$500

Darcy Burner

Celinda Lake 03/12/12 $500
Marty Chavez Celinda Lake 03/31/12

$500

Kirsten Gilibrand

Celinda Lake 04/11/12 $1,000
Raul Ruiz Celinda Lake 05/11/12

$500

Rich Cowan

Celinda Lake 05/14/12 $500
Kirsten Gillibrand Celinda Lake 06/19/12

$500

Michelle Lujan Grisham

Celinda Lake 07/05/12

$250

Barack Obama

Celinda Lake 07/05/12 $500
Kim Gillan Celinda Lake 07/20/12

$500

Barack Obama

Celinda Lake 08/06/12 $240
Gerry Connolly Celinda Lake 08/18/12

$100

Barack Obama

Robert Hillman 09/05/12

$250

Barack Obama

Henry Crawford

09/06/12

$250

Barack Obama

Tresa Undem 09/10/12 $250
Gerry Connolly Rick Johnson 09/19/12

$100

Barack Obama

Henry Crawford 09/24/12 $250
Gerry Connolly Celinda Lake 09/25/12

$500

Raul Ruiz

Celinda Lake 09/25/12 $500
Barack Obama Daniel Gotoff 10/29/12

$250

Barack Obama

Henry Crawford 10/31/12 $250
Mark Begich Celinda Lake 12/10/12

$1,500

Andrew Romanoff

Celinda Lake 02/13/13 $1,000
DCCC Celinda Lake 02/20/13

$250

Gerry Connolly

Celinda Lake 02/25/13 $500
Marjorie Margolies Celinda Lake 06/18/13

$1,000

Hillary Clinton

Celinda Lake 06/19/13 $1,000

Mark Begich

Celinda Lake 07/04/13 $1,000

Mike Honda

Celinda Lake 08/08/13 $500

Oregon Dem. Party

Daniel Spicer 09/10/13 $350

John Lewis

Celinda Lake 10/06/13 $500

Donna Edwards

Celinda Lake 11/08/13 $500
Marjorie Margolies Celinda Lake 11/15/13

$500

Damian Lara Celinda Lake 11/24/13

$500

Meshea Poore Celinda Lake 03/07/14

$250

Mark Begich Celinda Lake 03/12/14

$1,000

Manan Trivedi Celinda Lake 03/31/14

$500

Hillary Clinton Celinda Lake 03/31/14

$500

Aaron Woolf

Celinda Lake 05/02/14 $500

John Walsh

Celinda Lake 05/11/14 $500

Manan Trivedi

Celinda Lake 06/26/14 $200

Manan Trivedi

Celinda Lake 07/29/14 $500

Amanda Curtis

Celinda Lake 09/01/14 $500

Mark Begich

Celinda Lake 09/02/14 $1,000

Mark Begich

Celinda Lake 09/29/14

$700

Mike Honda Celinda Lake 10/31/14

$500

Hillary Clinton Celinda Lake 12/08/14

$1,000

EMILY’s List Celinda Lake 12/22/14

$300

DSCC Celinda Lake 01/27/15

$500

Donna Edwards Celinda Lake 03/02/15

$1,000

Donna Edwards Celinda Lake 03/19/15

$1,000

Louise Slaughter

Celinda Lake 06/03/15 $250

Hillary Clinton

Celinda Lake 07/08/15 $1,000

Mike Honda

Celinda Lake 09/24/15 $500

Eric Kingston

Celinda Lake 09/30/15 $500

Dwight Evans

Celinda Lake 11/19/15 $1,000

Denise Juneau

Celinda Lake 11/29/15 $500

Hillary Clinton

Celinda Lake 11/30/15 $500
Pramila Jayapal Celinda Lake 01/29/16

$500

Charlie Rangel Robert Hillman 02/17/16

$250

Maggie Hassan Celinda Lake 03/02/16

$500

Gerry Connolly Celinda Lake 03/02/16

$500

Thomas Mills Celinda Lake 03/04/16

$1,000

Democratic Action Celinda Lake 03/24/16

$250

Bernie Sanders Henry Crawford 03/29/16

$250

Zephyr Teachout

Celinda Lake 04/22/16 $500

Steve Lindbeck

Celinda Lake 04/28/16 $500

Ohio Dem. Party

Celinda Lake 05/10/16

$500

Zephyr Teachout Celinda Lake 05/22/16

$500

Mike Honda Celinda Lake 06/02/16

$500

Louise Slaughter

Celinda Lake 06/16/16 $500

Pramila Jayapal

Celinda Lake 07/20/16 $250

Hillary Clinton

Celinda Lake 08/17/16

$500

Denise Juneau Celinda Lake 09/14/16

$250

Hillary Clinton Celinda Lake 09/15/16

$500

Steve Lindbeck

Celinda Lake 09/16/16 $250

Pramila Jayapal

Celinda Lake 10/03/16 $100

Hillary Clinton

Celinda Lake 10/22/16 $100

Jimmy Gomez

Amy Young 12/21/16 $1,000
Yolie Flores Celinda Lake 03/07/17

$250

Jimmy Gomez Amy Young 05/15/17

$250

Oregon Dem. Party David Mermin 09/27/17

$350

Jared Polis

Celinda Lake 10/19/17

$500

Pramila Jayapal Celinda Lake 12/11/17

$1,000

Heenan Congress Celinda Lake 12/31/17

$1,000

TOTAL

$60,540

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