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Congratulations to Pollsters of the Year Lisa Grove and Molly Murphy


Molly Murphy accepts the 2019 Pollster of the Award Year at the Pollies in Napa Valley, Calif.

ALG Research Partners Lisa Grove and Molly Murphy were selected as the recipients of the Campaign Excellence Award for Pollster of the Year for their work on the Kyrsten Sinema for U.S. Senate campaign during the 2018 election cycle, the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) announced last week.

Sen. Sinema is Arizona’s first female senator and the first Democratic senator to be newly elected in the state since 1976. A New Yorker op-ed described her victory as “arguably the biggest win for Democrats since Donald Trump was elected.” After all was said and done, Sen. Sinema won by over two percentage points in an election where the majority of voters had a favorable view of Donald Trump, according to exit polls.

Lisa and Molly were honored at the AAPC’s 2019 Pollie Awards in Napa Valley, California, last Thursday. Congratulations Lisa and Molly! We are incredibly proud of you.

Molly Murphy was also selected to the AAPC’s 40 under 40 Class of 2019 “recognizing leaders and innovators in the political business community who are making a mark in their organizations and their professions.”

ALG Partner Molly Murphy Recognized in AAPC’s 40 Under 40 2019 Class

The American Association of Political Consultants has named ALG Research Partner Molly Murphy to its annual 40 Under 40 class, which recognizes young leaders from across specialties and parties that have made a continuing impact in the political sphere.

In 2018, Molly was one of the lead pollsters for Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s successful race, one of only two Democratic pickups in the Senate, in a state carried by Republicans in 2016. She also oversaw victories at the congressional level, polling for Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Florida Rep. Donna Shalala.

Along with her fellow honorees, Molly will be recognized at the 2019 Pollie Awards & Conference on April 2, in Napa Valley, California. 18 Democrats, 18 Republicans, and four independents who work in political media, advertising, polling, and public affairs make up this year’s class.

In addition to their innovation in consulting, recipients met the standards of the AAPC code of ethics.

Congratulations on this honor, Molly!

Learn more about the award here.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Sworn in for a Second Term.

Proud to have help re-elect Governor David Ige for a second term in Hawaii. The governor defeated U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the primary. The Senate president, House speaker and finance committee chairs supported Hanabusa’s candidacy. Ige defeated Republican former state Rep. Andria Tupola in the Nov. 6 election. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/hawaii/articles/2018-12-03/hawaii-governor-david-ige-to-be-inaugurated-to-second-term

NEW AD: Steve Sisolak and daughters discuss education, health care.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak (NV) today released a pair of new ads featuring his two daughters, Ashley and Carley. The ads focus on two of Sisolak’s top priorities — improving Nevada’s public education system and protecting health care for Nevada families.