Blue Wave Political Partners, a large liberal Seattle company that has contracts with Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is also being paid by two Alaska candidates for federal office — Al Gross and Alyse Galvin.
Blue Wave hasn’t slowed down its billings one bit during the COVID-19 economic downturn, because it’s an election year, and they’re making bank on the federal campaigns.
Yet the company is also taking economic relief money from the U.S. Treasury, money that they’re using in one way or another to work against the reelection of Alaska Congressman Don Young and Sen. Dan Sullivan.
The political consultancy took hundreds of thousands of dollars through the federal Paycheck Protection Program — money intended to help small businesses, but which is helping Democrat consultancies like theirs around the country. The Florida Democratic Party, for example, received between $350,000 and $1 million from the Paycheck Protection Program.
Galvin of Anchorage is the Democrats’ endorsed candidate to unseat Congressman Don Young, and Gross, of Petersburg, is the Democrats’ choice to take on Sen. Dan Sullivan.
Galvin has given Blue Wave Political Partners $20,000 since last year, and Gross dished over $23,000 to the group. Both are raising substantial funds through the Democrat online fundraising machine called ActBlue, which helps them raise dollars from all over the country.
Blue Wave is doing federal compliance work for their campaigns, and some fundraising, it appears from FEC records.
The two Alaskan candidates are not Blue Wave’s largest clients, but neither are they the smallest. Galvin and Gross are midsize targets for Blue Wave, whose marquee candidate in this cycle has been Bernie Sanders. The Sanders campaign paid the company over $368,000 before Sanders folded.
Blue Wave also worked for Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, the Democrat who has been presiding over the Summer of Love in the CHAZ/CHOP district of Seattle, where murder and riots reigned for weeks.
Blue Wave describes itself as representing “Democratic campaigns and other organizations at the federal, state, and local level.” The company does campaign compliance work for groups such as Planned Parenthood and the Bernie Sanders’ group “Our Revolution.”
FEC records show that Blue Wave’s campaign income went from $1.4 million the last cycle to $2.6 million in 2020.
The company’s chief fundraiser, Kevin Geiger, is the Northwest fundraiser for Joe Biden for President.
For their Washington clients alone, they’ve booked over $150,000 in receipts local races since the beginning of the year, with no sign of any slowdown due to COVID-19, as shown in this public document: