87. Paul Mitchell
If you happened to be at the Capitol in the early, early hours of June 8, 2016, you might have gotten a shock: a fleeting glimpse of a naked political analyst running by like a scalded cat. That was just Paul Mitchell, making good on his repeated claims that he’d streak the Capitol if Dems clinched both Top Two slots in the 2016 Senate race. When not streaking (or cycling, his other athletic passion), Paul is extrapolating hidden election truths from raw numbers. He’s vice president of Political Data, Inc., which markets and analyzes data for campaigns — and the campaigns pay bank for his services. He owns Redistricting Partners, which develops political mapping. He’s also the creator of CA120, a campaign analysis column that appears in Capitol Weekly.
Updated Aug. 29, 2017