Katie Barge was Research Director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee until she resigned the post in November 2005 when under investigation as to whether Maryland Republican senate candidate Michael Steele's credit report had been illegally obtained. 
Previously she had been research director at Media Matters for America. Barge "brings a wealth of research experience to Media Matters for America from the range of research positions she has held on presidential, gubernatorial, and senatorial campaigns. Most recently she worked in the research department on Senator John Edwards' presidential campaign. Barge is a graduate of Wesleyan University." 
- "Who We Are", accessed August 2004.
- John Wagner, "Democrats' Scrutiny Of Steele Assailed: GOP Reacts to Probe Over Credit Report", Washington Post, September 22, 2005.