Christopher Nicholas is an award-winning Republican political & public affairs consultant with a proven record of problem-solving and winning difficult campaigns.
PoliticsPa.com has named Chris one of the Pennsylvania’s top GOP operatives on multiple occasions and he is a recognized expert on the state’s politics, its demographic changes as well as political redistricting and reapportionment. He has managed tough campaigns and put together successful Independent Expenditure (IE) programs across the country.
From mid-2011 through 2015 he served as Political Director of the Pennsylvania Business Council, where he managed the activities of PEG PAC, the state’s oldest pro-business political action committee, directed the Council’s IE projects and wrote pegALERT, its widely-read weekly political newsletter.
He has deep experience in coordinating successful IE’s in targeted Congressional races in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York, among other states. In 2006 Chris oversaw the campaign of the only member of PA GOP State Senate Leadership to earn re-election that year.
He worked on Sen. Arlen Specter’s 1992, 1998, 2004 and 2010 campaigns, managing the ‘04 & ‘10 races. The 2004 race in which Chris steered the Senator’s $21 million re-election campaign was one of the country’s most contentious Senate battles. Specter went on to receive the most votes ever for a Republican in Pennsylvania even as John Kerry carried the state. Chris managed the campaign’s day-to-day operations, oversaw the opposition research program, supervised compliance activities, served as campaign spokesperson and created the campaign’s multi-million dollar direct mail and phone programs.
A veteran Republican political consultant with more than 30 years of experience, Chris formed his firm, Eagle Consulting Group, Inc., in 1991 after serving as the Pennsylvania House Republican Campaign Committee’s Political Director in the 1990 campaign cycle. Prior to that, Chris had managed numerous competitive congressional and state senate campaigns across the country.
He has garnered numerous industry ‘Pollie’ awards from the American Association of Political Consultants for the direct mail, digital and electronic media he has produced.
Originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Chris graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. He is active in his church and serves as President of the Board of Directors of St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Harrisburg. A former Cub Scout leader, Chris also serves as a Junior Achievement volunteer. Chris and his family reside in central Pennsylvania.