Saturday, August 6, 2011

WHO'S WHO in ALL the 2012 GOP Presidential Campain Organizations

1. Michele Bachmann

Campaign Manager Ed Rollins:

(reported June 6, 2011) National campaign chairman on Mike Huckabee's 2008 presidential campaign, from Dec. 2007. Managed George Nethercutt's successful race against House Speaker Tom Foley in 1994. Managed Christine Todd Whitman's successful campaign for governor of New Jersey in 1993. Co-chairman and campaign manager on Ross Perot's 1992 presidential campaign. Chaired the NRCC in the 1990 cycle. Managed Jack Kemp's 1988 presidential campaign. National campaign director on President Reagan's 1984 re-election campaign. Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Political and Governmental Affairs to President Reagan. Served in the administrations of Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Reagan. Held several positions in the California legislature. B.A. in political science from California State University, Chico. Author of Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms (1996).

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2. Herman Cain

Chief Operating Officer/Chief of Staff Mark Block:

Block had been state director of the Wisconsin chapter of Americans for Prosperity since 2005. He did consulting and fundraising through Mark Block and Associates, and has worked on numerous campaigns. Midwest director of NCR Corporation, and founder of Telecommunications Group, LLC and GeoMarketing, Inc. Legislative assistant to Rep. Bill Stieger. Graduate of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1977. Elected as a Winnebago County Board Supervisor at age 18 in 1974.

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3. Newt Gingrich

Campaign Coordinator Michael Krull:

Has served as national director of American Solutions. Iowa native.

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4. Jon Huntsmann

Senior Advisor John Weaver:

Through to his resignation in July 2007 Weaver was chief strategist on John McCain 2008. In 2002 Weaver moved to Manhattan and switched to the Democratic Party. He worked for years, on numerous races, as a Republican political consultant based in San Antonio, Texas. Political director on Sen. McCain's 2000 presidential campaign. National field director on Sen. Phil Gramm's 1996 presidential campaign; after Gramm withdrew he joined Lamar Alexander's campaign. Executive director of the Texas Republican Party. Worked on Bill Clements' successful gubernatorial campaign in 1986. Deputy campaign manager of Phil Gramm's successful 1984 Senate race. Graduate of Texas A&M University. Native of Kermit, Texas (near Odessa).

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5. Gary Johnson

Senior Consultant Ronald T. (Ron) Nielsen:

President and founder (1992) of NSØN®, an opinion strategy firm based in Salt Lake City Utah. Ran Johnson's first campaign for governor.

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6. Fred Karger

Communications Director Rina Shah:

(March 1, 2011) Worked for nearly three years on Capitol Hill as a executive assistant to Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) from mid-2008 to mid-2010 and as a executive/legislative assistant to Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) until Feb. 2011. Worked in TV news and as a freelance writer. Undergraduate degree in political science and communications from West Virginia University, and is currently pursuing graduate work through the Harvard Extension School. Shah is also a founding member of the Indian American Conservative Council. Native of Beckley, WV.

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7. Thad McCotter

Senior Advisor/Michigan Director Martin Van Valkenburg:

(reported Aug. 4, 2011 by the Detroit News) Senior lobbyist with Capitol Affairs, L.L.C., a Michigan-based, multi-client government relations consulting firm. Served McCotter as Washington, D.C. chief of staff for nearly three years, 2004-07. Director of government affairs for Michigan Licensed Beverage Association, 2003-04. Chief of staff in the office of state Sen. Walter H. North, the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Corrections and the Judiciary, 1997-2002. Communications anaylst in Michigan House of Representatives, 1995-96. Regional field representative for the Michigan Republic State Committee, 1993-95. Bachelor's degree from Calvin College and a Master's degree in communications from Michigan State University.

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8. Ron Paul

Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton:

Campaign manager on Rand Paul's 2010 U.S. Senate race from May 2010. Communications director on Rep. Ron Paul's 2008 presidential campaign starting in March 2007. President of C.I.C Solutions, a Washington, D.C. based consulting firm. Benton has served as press secretary at Americans for Tax Reform, communications director at the American Conservative Union, director of public policy and external affairs at the Performance Institute and communications director and policy consultant for the Liberty Coalition. He has also worked on campaigns and in corporate and trade association government relations and external affairs. Alumnus of Mary Washington College. Native Philadelphian.

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9. Tim Pawlenty

Campaign Manager  Nick Ayers:

(announced April 10, 2011; to start April 25, 2011)  Transition director at the RNC following the election of Reince Priebus as chairman in Jan. 2011.  Executive director of the Republican Governors Association in the 2008 and 2010 cycles (started in Jan. 2007).  Before joining the RGA, Ayers managed Gov. Sonny Perdue (GA)’s 2006 re-election campaign after serving as a senior aide to Perdue and working on Purdue's 2002 campaign.  Ayers started at Kennesaw State University, but left freshman year to join Purdue's 2002 campaign (he finished his degree in 2009).  Worked at Georgia State Bank.  From Cobb County, GA.
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10. Buddy Roemer

Campaign Manager Carlos Sierra:

(started July 11, 2011) Sierra came to the campaign from his position as community outreach liaison for Sen. John McCain. He has worked for McCain since his University days, including on all of McCain’s national and statewide campaigns over the last eleven years. In the 2007-08 presidential campaign, Sierra assisted in Arizona, Iowa, South Carolina and Texas during the primaries, and was the Southwest coalitions director for McCain-Palin. He has also been involved with many other campaigns in Arizona. B.A. in political science from University of Arizona, 2004.

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11. Mitt Romney

Executive Director Matt Rhoades:

(Announced Feb. 15, 2010) A vice president with DCI Group, May 2007-Feb. 2010. Communications director on Romney's presidential campaign, Jan. 2007-March 2008. A deputy communications director in charge of research for the RNC during the 2006 election cycle. Research director for the 2004 Bush/Cheney re-election campaign. Deputy research director at the RNC, 2003-04. White House Liaison at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in the Bush Administration, and earlier an Associate Director in the White House Presidential Personnel Office. B.A. from Syracuse University, 1997; and an M.A. from The George Washington University, 1999.

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12. Rick Santorum

National Political Director Mike Biundo:

(announced April 26, 2011; announced as NH PAC director on Jan. 5, 2011) Biundo played key roles in Frank Guinta's successful campaigns for Congress in 2010 and for Mayor of Manchester in 2005 and 2007. He worked on Jim Coburn's unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign in 2006 and as a consultant to former Gov. Pataki's 21st Century Freedom State PAC. State representative, Ward 8, Manchester, 2004-06; defeated in re-election bid. With Jack Heath, he acquired NSP Graphics and co-founded Meridian Communications in 2003, which they ran in the mid-2000s. President of Atlantic Strategies Group, 1998-2000. Executive director, Gun Owners of New Hampshire, 1997-98. New Hampshire deputy campaign manager of Buchanan for President, 1995-96. Grew up in New York. twitter

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. There is lots of info on all candidates.