WHO WE ARE
Big Dog Strategies has a diverse team with over 25 years of experience in local, state and national campaigns. Our team has extensive senior management experience in the public sector with a unique mix of private sector work dealing in crisis management, information technology and custom creative design.
When you think of Chris Grant, think Big.
Big Guy – Offensive Tackle big.
Big Laugh –A hearty guffaw, if you will.
Big Heart – A teddy bear outside of politics.
Big Ideas – Consulting for first member of Congress to endorse Trump, defeating an incumbent member in most expensive primary in 2016.
Big Wins – Electing Republicans in historically democratic areas, led 1 of only 4 campaigns nationally to defeat a Democratic incumbent in Obama wave year of 2012, only Republican consulting company in the country to win all of its congressionals in the 2018 Democratic wave election, leading the direct mail campaign for Marsha Blackburn’s successful bid for Senate in Tennessee.
The only big thing missing for Chris? A Buffalo Bills Super Bowl win.
Grant is a seasoned and successful consultant with more than 18 years of experience winning campaigns for Republican candidates in deep blue territory at the local, state and national level.
In 2012, Grant began his own consulting company and engineered one of only four GOP challenger victories over Democrat incumbents in the country in an Obama-wave year, in one of the most expensive contests in the country.
From 2012-2015, Grant served as Chief of Staff for the first member of Congress to endorse Trump, before serving as a vice president for one of the biggest GOP consulting firms in the country. For over a year, Grant oversaw gubernatorial, senatorial and congressional races in every region of the country, before returning to his political consulting company.
In the 2018 elections, Grant’s company Big Dog Strategies was successful in 100 percent of the congressional races they consulted for, including Rep. Will Hurd’s district that Hillary Clinton carried in 2016. In Kansas, Grant successfully led Steve Watkins through an unlikely win in the crowded Republican primary and onto a successful bid for election against a well-funded & well-known opponent.
In addition to his work as lead consultant, Grant also oversaw the direct mail campaign for Marsha Blackburn’s senatorial campaign, in which she was elected the first female U.S. Senator in the state of Tennessee. Big Dog Strategies also provided cutting-edge direct mail, creative, and strategies for dozens of clients in more than 20 states during the 2018 midterms.
Grant earned his bachelor’s degree from Canisius College and his law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is admitted to the New York State Bar. He and his wife Andrea split time between Buffalo, NY & Washington, D.C.