Opposition Research

Service Overview

Cardinal Associates will provide a comprehensive dossier on your opponent, detailing:

  • Biographical Material
  • Personal Finances (deeds, mortgages, liens, financial disclosures, etc.)
  • Personal Voting History
  • Professional History (jobs, licences, records, litigation, etc.)
  • Legal Records (litigation, arrest record, traffic offenses, etc.)
  • Legislative Analysis (bills, voting record, etc.)
  • Policy Positions
  • Political Records (office expenses, staff, salary, etc.)
  • Campaign Finance
  • Organizational Activity (boards, committees, etc.)
  • News Coverage
  • Social Media
    and more…

You may wish to combine our opposition research package with a vulnerability assessment for an advance perspective on the material your opponent is likely preparing on you.


Cardinal Associates will provide opposition research in a well-organized, fully referenced report, sent via email and available through cloud storage. Supporting documents will be shared through secure access on Cardinal Associates’ website or through the client’s choice of popular cloud storage services (Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive). We will work with clients to make alternative arrangements, including mailing CDs or thumb drives, as required.

Ongoing Research

Your opponent doesn’t let up, and neither do we. Once a dossier on your opponent is complete, we offer a range of services, including real-time updates to the opposition research as circumstances warrant as well as fact checking, communications, and policy writing and development.

Discover How Cardinal Associates Can Serve You

Please contact us or request a quote to discuss our range of services and discover how we can take your campaign to the next level.