Featured Clients

AKPD Message and Media has worked for clients at every level of politics – from candidates for U.S. President to Governors, State Supreme Court Justices, Senators, Congressmen and Mayors. We’ve helped win races across the country – from New England to California and everywhere in between.

Just as important, we win the tough races. We’ve established a reputation for winning campaigns that no one thought could be won:

  • The Governor who came from 20 points behind in both the primary and general (and was outspent in each race);
  • The incumbent Mayor who came back from 20 points down in only 20 days;
  • The Congresswoman who won Dan Quayle’s old seat in an upset that caused the Republican National chairman to say he was “ashamed”;

Wherever you’re located; whatever the odds; we can help you write history – whether you’re the favorite or the underdog.

Partial Client List

Federal Campaigns

President Barack Obama (2008 & 2012)
John Edwards for President (2004)
Paul Simon for President (1988)
U.S. Senator Barack Obama (Illinois)
U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (Wisconsin)
U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd (Connecticut)
U.S. Senator Carol Moseley-Braun (Illinois)
U.S. Senator Paul Simon (Illinois)
U.S. Senator Adlai Stevenson (Illinois)
U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley (Iowa)
U.S. Rep. James McGovern (Massachusetts)
U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (Louisiana)
U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel (Illinois)
U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy (Rhode Island)
U.S. Rep. Jill Long (Indiana)
U.S. Rep. Wayne Owens (Utah)
U.S. Rep. Frank McCloskey (Indiana)
U.S. Rep. Glenn Poshard (Illinois)
U.S. Rep. Frank Annunzio (Illinois)
U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.)
U.S. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (Illinois)
U.S. Rep. Eric Fingerhut (Ohio)
U.S. Rep. Ken Bentsen (Texas)
Tammy Duckworth for Congress
Christie Vilsack for Congress

Statewide Campaigns

Governor Dan Malloy (Connecticut)
Governor Andrew Cuomo (New York)
Governor Deval Patrick (Massachusetts)
Governor Tom Vilsack (Iowa)
Governor Tony Earl (Wisconsin)
Governor Gray Davis (California)
Governor Pat Quinn (Illinois)
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (New York)
Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher (Ohio)
Attorney General Bonnie Campbell (Iowa)
Attorney General Fred Cowan (Kentucky)
Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (New York)
Comptroller Carl McCall (New York)
Comptroller Dawn Clark Netsch (Illinois)
Supreme Court Justice Miriam Shearing (Nevada)
Supreme Court Justice Francis Sweeney (Ohio)
Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson (Wisconsin)
Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery (Pennsylvania)
Supreme Court Justice Thomas Fitzgerald (Illinois)
Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke (Illinois)
Appellate Court Justice James R. Epstein (Illinois)

Local Campaigns

Mayor Bill de Blasio (NYC)
Mayor Marty Walsh (Boston, MA)
Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Chicago, IL)
Alderman Will Burns (4th Ward – Chicago, IL)
Mayor Anthony Foxx (Charlotte, NC)
Mayor Richard M. Daley (Chicago, IL)
Mayor John F. Street (Philadelphia, PA)
Mayor Harold Washington (Chicago, IL)
Mayor Dennis W. Archer (Detroit, MI)
Mayor Michael R. White (Cleveland, OH)
Mayor Bob Lanier (Houston, TX)
Mayor Deedee Corradini (Salt Lake City, UT)
Mayor Frank McDonald (Evansville, IN)
Mayor Lee Brown (Houston, TX)
Mayor Anthony Williams (Washington DC)
County Board President Richard Phelan (Cook County, IL)
State’s Attorney Richard Devine (Cook County, IL)
Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo (Los Angeles, CA)
Sheriff Michael Sheahan (Cook County, IL)
Sheriff Tom Dart (Cook County, IL)
County Clerk David Orr (Cook County, IL)
Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano (Westchester, NY)
Cook County Board Member Forrest Claypool

Independent Expenditures/Referendums

iVote
Democratic National Committee
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Democratic Governors Association
Americans for Stable Quality Care
AFL-CIO
AFSCME
SEIU
Gov. Jerry Brown (CA Working Families IE)
Citizens for a Strong Senate
No on Proposition 1A (California)
Yes on Proposition 72 (California)
No on Proposition 75 (California)
Democratic Party of Illinois
Michigan Democratic Party
New York State Democratic Party
Voices for Choices
No on Proposition 54 (California)
Detroit Baseball and Football Stadium Referendums
Working Families Party
American Association for Justice
League of Conservation Voters
South Dakota Abortion Ban Opposition