McCain General Election Campaign Organization, Kansas
updated March 2, 2009

McCain-Palin 2008  
Regional Headquarters: 6334 S. Racine Circle, Suite 200, Centennial, CO 80111
Deputy Campaign Manager for the South Central (AR, CO, KS, LA, NE, OK and TX) Craig Goldman
Candidate for Texas State Representative (Fort Worth HD-97) in the Nov. 6, 2007 special election.  Executive director of McCain's Straight Talk America, started Aug. 2005, then executive director on McCain's campaign in California through March or April 2007.  Goldman has been in and out of politics.  His private sector experience includes vice president of Ronnie's LLC of Ft. Worth, TX, his family’s retail business specializing in fine wines and epicurean foods, for seven years; and head of government relations at InsCap, LLC, an insurance and capital markets start-up company with offices in Nashville and New York.  In politics he managed former Los Altos Hills Mayor Toni Casey's campaign for the 2004 Republican U.S. Senate nomination in California.  Volunteered as needed on McCain's 2000 campaign.  Campaign manager on Rob Mosbacher for mayor of Houston, TX, 1997.  Worked for Sen. Phil Gramm for five years, starting in 1991 as assistant to Gramm at the NRSC and working on special projects (Iowa Straw Poll, the Florida GOP Presidency 3 and the Iowa Caucuses) on his 1996 presidential campaign.  B.A. in government from the University of Texas in Austin, 1991.

Kansas Republican Party 
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Kris Kobach
Returned to teaching at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in July 2003.  Ran for Congress against Rep. Dennis Moore in 2004.  In Washington, DC from 2001-03; on a White House fellowship worked for the Bush Administration in the office of U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft; then served as Counsel to Ashcroft.  Joined the UMKC School of Law faculty in 1996.  B.A. from Harvard University, 1988.  Ph.D. and M.Phil from Oxford University.  J.D. from Yale Law School, 1995.

Executive Director
Christian Morgan
(Jan. 2007)  Campaign manager on Jim Barnett for Governor, 2006.  Assistant Attorney General/Political Affairs in Office of the Kansas Attorney General.  Worked on Kris Kobach's campaign for Congress.  J.D. from UMKC School of Law, 2004.  Undergraduate degree from University of Kansas, 2000.  Grew up in Brookside (Kansas City).

Political Director
Corrie Kangas
Legislative aide to the Kansas House Majority Leader.  Worked on the Barnett campaign in 2006.

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