Atlas Political Consulting

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Nathan Babcock is a Raleigh-based political consultant with over a decade of experience advising winning campaigns in North Carolina.

He has directed over $23 million in campaign expenditures in over 100 races across the state – winning over 80 percent of those races. Since launching Atlas Political Consulting in 2020, Nathan has advised successful candidates in the most expensive state legislative races in North Carolina history, helped the GOP hold the NC Senate majority in 2020 and recapture the supermajority in 2022.

Nathan’s career in politics began in 2010 when then-Minority Leader Phil Berger and NC Republican Senate Caucus Director Jim Blaine hired him to work with State Senate candidates. After going 11 for 11 in target races that year, winning a Republican Senate majority for the first time in 140 years, everyone involved earned promotions. Nathan became the NC Republican Senate Caucus Political Director.

Nathan left for the North Carolina Chamber in 2012 to start its independent expenditure (IE) operation and consult for the state’s organized business community. At the Chamber, Nathan lobbied for landmark conservative victories, including tax reform and transportation funding reform. After the 2016 election cycle, Nathan joined the Parker Poe law firm as a contract lobbyist, still dabbling in politics as an advisor to various IE organizations. Along the way he was named one of the “Most Influential Lobbyists” by the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research.

In 2020, Nathan returned to where he started, helping North Carolina legislative candidates and other Republicans run winning campaigns, launching Atlas Political Consulting and advising Sen. Berger and the NC Republican Senate Caucus.

During the 2021-22 and 2023-24 state legislative sessions, Nathan served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, focusing on health policy and redistricting. In this role, Nathan helped the NC Senate pass several significant healthcare reform bills – including Medicaid expansion and healthcare reform (HB76: Access to Healthcare Options) and comprehensive pro-life legislation (SB20: Care for Women, Children, and Families Act) – and new congressional and legislative maps for the 2022 and 2024 elections.

Returning to campaigns in 2022, Atlas candidates won in 7 of 8 Republican primaries and Senate Republicans added 2 seats in the general election, reclaiming the supermajority. Also, candidate Steve Ross won in one of the most expensive and competitive House races, retaking his seat. Nathan continues to consult for the NC Republican Senate Caucus and state legislative candidates across the state.

Nathan lives in Raleigh with his wife, Amber, and their four active children.

“We’re fortunate to have Nathan on the Senate Caucus team. He was a major reason we took the majority in 2010 and held it in 2020. He’s thorough and sharp – a first-rate political mind.”

Phil Berger, NC Senate President Pro Tempore

“Few people understand the state’s political landscape like Nathan does. He knows all the districts and the key players. He is of the highest character and knows how to win.”

Gary Salamido, President and CEO, NC Chamber