Anthony Bellotti is the founder and National Campaign Manager of the White Coat Waste Project: a new bipartisan campaign to expose and eliminate wasteful spending in the government’s annual $12 billion+ forced taxpayer-funded animal experimentation budget. In its first 18 months, White Coat Waste has been featured in US News & World Report, Huffington Post, Daily Caller, BuzzFeed, CBS News, and was honored with a 2014 Pollie Award for “Best in Show” by the American Association of Political Consultants and Public Affairs Professionals (AAPC). According to the Examiner: “Anthony’s dynamic personality is like riding a giant wave, parachuting, or bungee jumping; he is practical, precise, passionate, and political.”
Over the last 6.5 years Bellotti developed award winning online marketing campaigns as a Vice President at Campaign Solutions/Connell Donatelli. He directed the highly visible digital campaign to “Defund Planned Parenthood” and raised over $2 million+ from thousands of online donors for pro-life organizations including Americans United for Life and Live Action. Bellotti managed online advertising for Americans for Prosperity’s “Hands off My Healthcare” campaign to rally national grassroots opposition against Obamacare. Bellotti also quarterbacked digital marketing for Senator Lisa Murkowski’s historic, come-from-behind, general election victory during the 2010 midterm elections, helping her to become the first statewide candidate to win by write-in ballot since Strom Thurmond in 1954.
In 2007 the AAPC Board of Directors recruited Bellotti as its Executive Director, where he managed membership, fundraising, and communications. As Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Senior Research Analyst, Bellotti managed opposition research, candidate inoculation, and rapid-response research for the successful 2006 re-election. Bellotti holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. from the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (known as the “West Point of the Political Wars” by the New York Times).