Shield Political Research provides opposition research to state, local and federal campaigns; non-profits operating in the public sphere; and certain corporate clients.

We also provide self-research to candidates seeking to assess their own potential liabilities.

Shield has performed research work for candidates across the U.S., including campaigns in Missouri, Texas, Iowa, Connecticut, Illinois, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Massachusetts, Washington state and Virginia.

Our clients have included Fortune 500 companies, members of Congress and prominent animal welfare organizations.

Jake Wagman founded Shield after nearly a dozen years as a newspaper reporter, first in the Philadelphia area, and then in St. Louis.