Garamendi Moves to the General Election in Democratic District
Tulchin Research provided key polling and strategic guidance to the campaign
Tulchin Research is proud to congratulate Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi and his campaign team for his strong performance in the September 1st special election to replace former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher in California’s 10th Congressional district. Garamendi finished first among the field of 14 candidates and moves into the general election as the Democratic nominee in this Democratic district.
Ellen Tauscher’s appointment to the Obama administration as Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs in the State Department this summer led to a short and intense scramble to fill her seat. With a compressed timeline, Tulchin Research worked quickly and closely with the campaign to conduct an in-depth survey to assess the race and then provided key guidance to the Garamendi campaign involving media, targeting, and messaging strategy.
This win continues Ben Tulchin’s strong record in the East Bay. He previously polled for Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher in the 10th district and served as the pollster and a senior strategist to the successful independent campaign that knocked off former Congressman Richard Pombo in California’s 11th Congressional district.