J.B. Poersch joins political consulting firm
J.B. Poersch, former Washington, D.C. top aide to Sen. Jack Reed and executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, has joined SKD Knickerbocker, a political consulting firm with offices in New York and Washington.
Poersch, an upstate New York native and Providence College grad, gained respect for steering the DSCC through three campaign cycles –2006, 2008 and 2010 – in which the Democrats took the Senate from the GOP in 2006, widened its lead in 2008 and held on to control of the chamber in the tough 2010 election.
Poersch joins a firm that has a varied client list, including former Florida GOP governor-turned-independent Charlie Crist, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent and Connecticut Democrat-turned-independent Sen. Joe Lieberman. Other clients include U.S. Sens. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, Jim Webb of Virginia, Evan Bayh of Indiana and Sherrod Brown of Ohio. Anita Dunn, a veteran Democratic Party activist and media consultant, heads the Washington office. The original firm Squier Knapp Dunn, has a long history of winning Democratic campaigns.