Blue Lab

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The Blue Lab is a political incubator and campaign consulting firm in Boston, MA. The Blue Lab operates as the political arm of Liberty Square Group, a strategic communications firm that handles corporate public relations and lobbying.

The Blue Lab was founded in 2012 by Scott Ferson, former press secretary for Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and Sean Sinclair, former campaign manager for Harry Reid. The two founded the firm after collaborating on a campaign video for Salem, MA Mayor Kim Driscoll.[1]

The Blue Lab aims to lower the barrier of entry for first-time, minority, and female candidates identifying with the Democratic Party.[2] It was founded in opposition to the Citizens United ruling, which altered campaign finance laws and favors candidates with higher fundraising ability as well as party support and PACs. The Blue Lab provides permanent campaign infrastructure for progressive candidates across Massachusetts and the United States, with a specific focus on local and state elections as a way to create a Democratic bench.[2]

The Blue Lab has successfully assisted on the campaigns of Congressman Seth Moulton, Middlesex County District Attourney Marian Ryan, and State Representative Cory Atkins, Andy Vargas for 3rd District Essex State Representative, Sumbul Siddiqui for Cambridge City Council, Lydia Edwards for Boston City Council District 1, Matt McLaughlin for Ward 1 Somerville Alderman, J.T. Scott for Ward 2 Somerville Alderman, Stephanie Hirsch for Somerville Alderman At-Large, and Jean Bradley for Brockton City Councilor At-Large.[3] The Blue Lab current clients include Andy Vargas for Essex 3rd State Representative, Beej Das for the 3rd Congressional District for Massachusetts, Jimmy Tingle for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, Stephen Lynch for the 8th Congressional District of Massachusetts, Marian Ryan for Middlesex Country District Attorney, Steve Gans for President of the United States Soccer Confederation, Eileen Donoghue for 1st Middlesex District State Senator, and Terence O'Rourke for the 1st Congressional District of New Hampshire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schreckinger, Ben (3 March 2014). "Tech startup formula becomes a model for political campaigns at Blue Lab". The Boston Globe. Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC.
  2. ^ a b Schreckinger, Ben (11 March 2014). "Enter Blue Lab group, stage left". Al Jazeera America. Al Jazeera America, LLC.
  3. ^ "Seth Moulton: A model for insurgency". The Blue Lab. Liberty Square Group. 2015.