Wesley Donehue is quickly becoming known as one of the top political Internet consultants in the country. Named a Rising Star by Campaigns and Elections magazine in 2010, Wesley has been working in politics consistently since the age of 15 in South Carolina where politics is considered a blood sport. He worked for Jim DeMint’s 2004 Senate campaign and then for Mike Bouchard’s 2006 US Senate campaign in Michigan. Wesley holds an impressive 25-3 record in state legislative races.
Wesley is quickly becoming known as one of the top political internet consultants in the country. Named a ‘Rising Star’ and ‘Innovator of the Year’ by Campaigns and Elections magazine, Wesley has been working in politics consistently since the age of 15 in South Carolina, where politics is considered a blood sport. He worked for Jim DeMint’s 2004 Senate campaign and then for Mike Bouchard’s 2006 U.S. Senate campaign in Michigan.
In early 2010, Wesley left his role as Vice President of First Tuesday Strategies and President of Under The Power Lines to open Push Digital. In just one year, Push Digital oversaw online strategy for Congressman Joe Wilson, the South Carolina Republican Party and Pam Bondi, current Attorney General. Wesley’s team also helped pick up seats in both the South Carolina State House and State Senate. Wesley has led political and redistricting operations for the South Carolina Senate Republican Caucus for the past ﬁve years.
Wesley has led his small company from a solo enterprise to a ﬁrm occupying two ﬂoors in downtown Columbia and an operation in San Francisco, with more than a dozen employees. Push Digital has played integral roles in numerous federal and state races, and has garnered a reputation for both unmatched innovation, and the ability to raise millions of dollars for campaigns and organizations.
You may see Wesley talking politics on his Internet show Pub Politics, on national news networks or in national newspapers where he often talks about the intersection of politics and technology. Locally, Wesley was named one of Columbia’s 50 Most Inﬂuential People in 2012 and in 2013 he was named one of South Carolina’s 20 under 40 by the state’s largest newspaper. Push Digital was named one of the most
important consulting ﬁrms in South Carolina by The State newspaper in 2012.
Wesley currently lives on an airplane between Columbia, SC and San Francisco, CA with his wife, Elizabeth, and their yorkie Gucci. He’s an active member of First Baptist Church of Columbia and has a deep love of everything southern, the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and micro-beers. Oh, and tacos. He loves tacos.