Patrick McHugh

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Patrick McHugh

Executive Director
Priorities USA

Patrick McHugh is a political professional with over a decade of experience working on campaigns at all levels of the ballot. He is currently the Executive Director of Priorities USA, a progressive advocacy organization that is fighting to mobilize and persuade every American possible on the important issues that affect their lives -- and building a state-of-the-art research, digital, and communications infrastructure to do it. He also serves as President of the Priorities USA Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to defending the rights of all citizens to vote. During the 2016 election cycle, he was the Deputy Executive Director at Priorities USA Action where he managed the paid media operation and oversaw messaging, polling, and research for the organization. From 2011 thru 2014, he served as the Research Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). Prior to joining the DSCC, he served in a senior role on multiple successful Senate campaigns including as the Research Director on Senator Richard Blumenthal's 2010 election and as Deputy Research Director for Senator Kay Hagan's 2008 election, as well as the Democratic National Committee.

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