John McCain (R-AZ)
updated August 21,
2007/March 9, 2009
listing below sketches the McCain 2008 organization before the July
2007 restructuring/implosion (see here for post-restructuring
organization). The McCain campaign brought together a mix of
longtime McCain aides and Bush veterans. Building on the work of
the Straight Talk America PAC, an exploratory committee was established
on Nov. 16, 2006. The campaign committee John McCain 2008, Inc.
on March 1, 2007. The McCain campaign waged a classic
effort, lining up many endorsements. However, the first quarter
report showed the campaign third in total receipts, raising $13.1
while running a high burn rate (according to revised figures, the $8.9
million spent left the campaign with $4.7 million in cash on hand and
million in debts). The campaign made a few changes, notably
finance director Carla Eudy and political director Mike Dennehy.
Although no one could see it at the time, these events were early signs
of the major implosion that was to occur.
a July 2, 2007 conference
call campaign manager Terry Nelson and chief strategist John Weaver
presented a bleak picture, announcing a major restructuring including
impacting every department of the campaign as well as in the
Nelson said the campaign had been operating on "incorrect assumptions"
based on raising $100 million in the year. It fell far short;
up on the $13.1 million in the first quarter, the campaign had raised
$11.2 million in the just-concluded second quarter. Nelson
a "difficult fundraising environment," in part due to Sen. McCain's
leadership on immigration reform and Iraq. Nelson said the
had just $2 million in cash on hand going into the third quarter.
In addition to downsizing operations, Nelson stated he would be working
on a volunteer basis for the next several months and senior staff would
be taking pay cuts.
July 10 the campaign faced another blow as both Nelson and chief
John Weaver resigned
effective immediately, and deputy campaign manager Reed Galen and
director Rob Jesmer followed later in the day. Rick Davis took
as campaign manager. There were further reverberations in July as
most of the communications and media teams resigned.
also: Michael D. Shear, Dan Balz and Chris Cillizza. "Rivalries
McCain's Team" Washington Post, July 14, 2007; Page A01.
JOHN McCAIN 2008,
Headquarters: 1235 South Clark Street,
Arlington, VA 22202
(reported by ABC News on
7, 2006; resigned July 10, 2007) Senior Advisor to
Straight Talk America (reported by AP's Ron Fournier on March 18,
Founder and managing partner of Crosslink Strategy Group; also a
and member of Akerman Senterfitt's Policy practice group.
Director for Bush-Cheney '04, 2003-04 (announced May 30, 2003).
chief of staff and director of political operations at the RNC from
2002 until joining the Bush campaign. In February 2001 Nelson and
two partners formed Dawson, McCarthy, Nelson Media, a Washington, DC
firm. Political director for the NRCC during the 2000 cycle, and
earlier served as the NRCC's national field director, 1997-99.
staff director of the Iowa Senate, 1997. NRCC field
1995-96. Campaign manager for Rep. Jim Nussle, 1992-95.
of the University of Iowa with a B.S. in Political Science, 1994.
From Marshalltown, Iowa.
Managing partner of Davis
Chaired Straight Talk America. National campaign manager on Sen.
McCain's 2000 presidential campaign. Deputy Convention Manager
the 1996 National Republican Convention and deputy campaign manager on
Sen. Bob Dole's 1996 campaign. Also worked on the George H.W.
and Ronald Reagan campaigns. Government service includes Special
Assistant for Policy to the Secretary of Health and Human Services,
Assistant for the Budget to the Secretary of the Interior, Special
for Trade Development in the U.S. Department of Commerce, and
to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Graduate of the
Assistant to Rick Davis: Ellen
(resigned July 10,
In 2002 Weaver moved to Manhattan and switched to the Democratic
He worked for years, on numerous races, as a Republican political
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
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
Kermit, Texas (near Odessa).
Assistant to John Weaver:
(reported by Hotline On
on Jan. 3, 2007; left July 2007) Deputy campaign manager on Gov.
Arnold Schwarzenneger's 2006 re-election campaign. Top aide to
House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove. Returned to Public Opinion
Strategies in 2001. Worked for the Republican Party of Wisconsin
for two years. Started career as a research assistant at Public
Strategies in 1998. Graduate of American University; B.A. from
School of Public Affairs, 1995 and M.A. from the SPA, 1997.
Chief Deputy Strategist
Strategist: Angela Hession
(remains as a senior
focused on speechwriting, message and strategy, pro bono)
Assistant (Chief of Staff) in McCain's Senate office. Has helped
McCain write his four books. Started working for McCain in 1989
a legislative assistant. Previously worked for Jeanne Kirkpatrick
when she was UN Ambassador and at AEI. From Davenport, Iowa.
they plan to marry in Summer 2007) Deputy chief of staff to New
City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to the end of his term in 2001.
(resigned July 10,
Deputy campaign manager for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (R-CA) 2006
Director of advance and scheduling on Bush-Cheney '04. Previously
worked at FEMA and as an advance representative at the White House.
(from May 2007 succeeding
Dennehy; resigned July 10, 2007) Southeast and Missouri
political director at the RNC starting in 2005. Chief of staff to
Congressman Mike Rogers (AL3). A national field director for the
NRCC in the 2002 cycle. 1996 graduate of the University of St.
in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Assistant to Political Director:
Director of immigration
policy on the White House Homeland Security Council. Graduate of
the University of Alabama.
||(Robert) Buzz Jacobs
Ran for Congress in 2004
2002. Founder and president of Interlink Management Corporation
an international investment consulting company, 1994. He is also
a founding partner and managing director of Atlas Management Partners,
LLC which manages MorAmerica Capital Corporation, a publicly traded $40
million venture capital fund in Salt Lake City, Utah. Worked at
Export-Import Bank during the Reagan Administration. Started his
career in commercial banking at First Interstate Bank (now Wells
B.S. in business finance from Brigham Young University in 1985.
and raised in Salt Lake City.
Office of Political Affairs at the White House. Associate
of Scheduling - Surrogate Scheduling at the White House.
Managed Michael Steele's
for U.S. Senate in Maryland starting March 2006. Executive
of the Maine Republican Party. Political director on Sen. Olympia
Snowe’s (R-ME) 2000 campaign.
Started with New Jersey.
Came to the campaign from
position as executive director of the Minnesota Republican Party
there in Jan. 2006). Political director of the Minnesota Republican
starting in April 2005. Campaign manager for congressional
Brian Hamel in Maine's Second District. Executive director of the
Vermont Republican Party, started March 2003. Legislative aide to
U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo. Studied in Russia through a State
fellowship. 2000 graduate of Middlebury College.
Founder and president of
Media, a Boston-based public relations firm specializing in
strategy, media planning, and crisis management for corporate and
on communications and political affairs in New England
Desk Coordinators: Charles
(served as Political
through early May 2007; announced resignation on May 7, 2007 citing
and said he would move back to NH) Founder and president of The
Group, based in Concord, NH. Managed Craig Benson's successful
campaign for governor in New Hampshire. New England Political
and New Hampshire Campaign Manager on Sen. McCain's 2000 presidential
Managed Jay Lucas' 1998 gubernatorial campaign in New Hampshire.
Executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, starting in
1996 through late 1997. New Hampshire political director on Sen.
Phil Gramm's 1996 primary campaign. Special assistant to Gov.
Merrill (R-NH). B.S. from Southern New Hampshire University.
Director of Coalitions at
RNC starting in 2005. Deputy Director of Coalitions for the
Region for Bush-Cheney '04. Graduate of James Madison University;
while at James Madison managed Randy Fisher's first campaign for
County sheriff. Native of Augusta County, VA.
||Rob (Robert) Seidman
Plains) in the White House Office of Political Affairs. Executive
director of Bush-Cheney '04 in Washington State. Field
at the National Association of Realtors®. Worked at the
Republican Congressional Committee and in the first part of 2002 he
John Redwine's primary campaign in Iowa's 5th CD. He worked on
field teams of the National Federation of Independent Business and
Builders and Contractors. Graduate of the University of Colorado.
(reported by Chris
"The Fix" on Dec. 7, 2006; resigned July 16, 2007)
director at the RNC from Jan. 25, 2005. Jones was a Senior
Advisor to Bush-Cheney ’04. Vice President for Polling and
of Mercury Public Affairs. Research Director for the NRCC.
He has worked on campaigns at the local, state and national level.
(reported by Hotline On
on Jan. 3, 2007; resigned July 16, 2007) Deputy
director at the RNC, announced Feb. 9, 2005. (Overseeing the
regional media efforts). Diaz was a Regional Spokesperson for the
Southwest and Mountain States for Bush-Cheney ’04. He previously
worked as Deputy Press Secretary for the National Republican
Committee (NRCC). He has also worked for several public relations
firms in the Washington, DC area.
Regional press secretary
the RNC, 2006. Department of State Global Operations Team at the
U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, 2005. Nevada communications director for
Bush-Cheney '04. President of UNLV College Republicans in 2003-04.
press secretary at the RNC. Oregon communications director for
Graduate of the University of Oregon. From Hermiston, OR.
|Radio and TV
(monitoring TV and radio
newspapers, blogs) Directed the war room on Gov. Arnold
(R-CA) 2006 re-election.
|War Room Director
(resigned July 16,
Deputy communications director on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (R-CA)
re-election. Worked rapid response on Bush-Cheney '04.
for Rapid Response
Press aides: Adam Temple and
Hennenberg (resigned July 16, 2007)
More Press: Andrea Bozek
(reported by Chris
"The Fix" on Dec. 20, 2006; announced Dec. 21) Campaign manager
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (R-CA) 2006 re-election. Deputy
to the President and Counselor to the Vice President, responsible for
press relations and communications. Point man for the Bush
on the confirmations of Judge John Roberts and then Judge Samuel Alito
to the U.S. Supreme Court. Deputy Communications
of Rapid Response on Bush Cheney '04. Communications director at
the NRCC in the 2002 cycle. Spokesperson for the House Energy and
Commerce Committee. Communications director on Lamar Alexander's
2000 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination for the first
part of 1999. Press secretary on Matt Fong's 1998 U.S. Senate
in California. From North Plainfield, NJ.
(reported by the Lynchburg
News & Advance on Nov. 16, 2006; to start Jan. 8) Coach
Liberty University's debate team for 17 years; also president of
and Associates, Ltd., a political consulting firm. In 2004 the
campaign retained O'Donnell to assist President Bush in debate
Strategist (Debate Prep.)
Research director on
2006/Californians for Schwarzenegger in 2006. Previously research
analyst at the RNC, 2003-05, and at the NRSC in the 2002 cycle.
of Washington & Lee University.
Christine (Chrissy) Randall
Strategic consultant at Davis
Manafort. as Deputy director for political affairs at the
Pacific Corporation, 2000-03.
Assistant campaign manager on the McCain 2000 campaign. Special
assistant for the Virginia Department of Natural
in the late 1990s during the Jim Gilmore administration.
field director on the Gilmore for Governor campaign, 1997. Worked
the Bob Dole for President campaign and the 1996 Republican National
Convention. B.A. in government and history from University of
Vice president of Campaign
in Alexandria, VA; joined the firm in 1999. Has worked for
Journal's Cloakroom web site and the Tarrance Group. B.A.in
communication from The George Washington University.
Account executive at
Solutions in Alexandria, VA. Videographer and editor for the
eCampaign. B.A. in mass communication from Louisiana State
2002 and a M.A. in political management from the George Washington
(started as sub-contractor
April 2006, consultant from May 23, announced July 24, 2006)
of New Media Strategics, and account services director for Calypso
in Portsmouth, NH; has written, produced, and placed hundreds of
and radio advertisements. Blogger (Ankle Biting Pundits, formerly
Crushkerry). Started the Crushkerry.com website in January
Signed on to Orrin Hatch's presidential campaign in June 1999.
director for the NH Republican State Committee starting in February
Political director on Jay Lucas' 1998 gubernatorial campaign.
on the NH GOP's 1994 state Senate campaign effort. Graduate of
University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in English Literature.
is also author of In Defense of the Religious Right: Why
Christians Are the Lifeblood of the Republican Party and Why That
the Democrats (July 2006).
Most recently deputy
of the Project for the New American Century. Previously
director for Sen. McCain. Policy director for the Philanthropy
and associate editor of its magazine, Philanthropy.
Legislative director for Congressman Dan Miller (R-FL). Research
director for the Weekly Standard magazine starting in
Joined the staff of the Project for the Republican Future, a
D.C. think tank, in 1993. Worked at the Republican National
Committee, 1989-92. Served in the United States Coast Guard
from 1985-89. Degrees from Holy Cross and Johns Hopkins.
Served on NASA's Aerospace
Advisory Panel (ASAP) starting in mid-2004. Director of the
Budget Office, Feb. 1999-Jan. 2003. A principal at Washington
a consulting firm, 1996-99. A founding partner and senior vice
of the Duberstein Group. Advisor (Deputy Assistant to the
for Domestic Policy and then Domestic Policy Advisor and Assistant to
President for Domestic Policy) to President Reagan on domestic policy,
1987-89. Executive director of the Merrill Lynch International
Council, Jan. 1985-87. Chief counsel and economic policy advisor
to Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker, 1981-85. During the 1970s
Crippen worked at NASA, the budget office of the State of South Dakota,
the Brookings Institution, and conducted research on revenue sharing
the Department of the Treasury. B.S. from the University of South
Dakota, 1974; M.A. (1976) from Ohio State University, and Ph.D. in
finance (1981) also from Ohio State University.
Previously director of the
R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies at the Council on Foreign
Director of Congressional Budget Office, 2003-05. Chief economist for
Council of Economic Advisors under President George W. Bush,
Chairman and trustee professor of economics and associate director of
Maxwell Center for Policy Research at Syracuse University. Senior
staff economist for the Council of Economic Advisors under President
H. W. Bush, 1989-90. Doctorate in economics from Princeton
1985. Graduate of Denison University, 1980.
||Douglas J. Holtz-Eakin
President of Orion
LLC which he founded in 2001; also founded Scheunemann & Associates
in 2001. A project director at the Project for the New American
Founded the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq (CLI) in 2002 and
as pro bono president and executive director of CLI to 2003.
to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2001. President of the
Mercury Group, 1999-2000. Foreign policy and defense advisor on
McCain's 1999-2000 presidential campaign. National security
to Senate Republican Majority Leaders Bob Dole and Trent Lott,
A senior advisor to Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole and
on the 1996 Republican Platform Committee. Served on the staffs
the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the House Foreign Affairs
and the House Republican Policy Committee, 1986-93.
(started at Straight Talk
in March 2006) Previously director with Luntz Research
Worked at Baker Botts LLP in Washington, DC as a trial attorney
in criminal defense. Graduate of the Harvard Law School, 2003;
degree in Government from Harvard College, 2000.
Previously worked as a
research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute. B.A. in
political science from Tufts University.
(reported by Time
Mike Allen on Aug. 23, 2006; nominated president of the World Bank in
2007 and assumed the position on July 1) Deputy Secretary of
Feb. 2005-July 2006. U.S. Trade Representative, starting in Feb.
2001. Executive Vice President at Fannie Mae, managed the
affordable housing business; legal, regulatory, government relations
and international financial services, starting in 1993. During
George H.W. Bush's Administration, served as Under Secretary of State
Economic and Agricultural Affairs, as well as Counselor to the
(Under Secretary rank). Served at the Department of the Treasury
in various positions, 1985-88. J.D. from Harvard Law School and a
Master of Public Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of
1981. Undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College, 1975.
in Naperville, Illinois.
Senior vice president at
USA. Previously senior vice president at The Washington
Senior policy advisor to then Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott.
Two years on the staff of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science,
Transportation, serving as a senior advisor to the Committee's
Project director at The
Insititute. Professional staff member for the 9/11
Policy coordinator for the McCain 2000 campaign. Staff director
the Senate Commerce Committee. Legislative director to Sen.
A vice-chairman of UBS
Bank. Served three terms in the U.S. Senate; first elected in
and re-elected in 1990 and 1996. Unsuccessfully sought the 1996
presidential nomination. Chaired the NRSC, 1991-94. Elected
to Congress as a Democrat in 1978 and re-elected in 1980 and 1982;
in 1983 and re-elected as a Republican in a special election.
professor at Texas A&M University, 1967–78. Ph.D. in
from the University of Georgia, 1967; B.A. from University of George,
||former Sen. Phil Gramm
(announced March 8,
Chaired the California Bush-Cheney campaigns in 2000 and 2004.
of Aurora Capital Group, LP, a Los Angeles-based investment firm.
Senior partner of the Los Angeles law firm of Gibson Dunn &
1977-92. Parsky served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S.
for international affairs and capital markets, 1974-77. He was
to the U.C. Board of Regents by Gov. Pete Wilson in 1996; the Board
him chair for a two-year term on May 20, 2004. Parsky was also a
member of President Bush’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security.
(reported by Chris
"The Fix" late April 2007 succeeding Carla Eudy who was moved to senior
advisor role; reported resigned July 10, 2007 by Chris Cillizza
"The Fix") Founded her own fundraising firm, MK Group. Vice
at Cassidy & Associates. Deputy finance director on Bush's
campaign. Worked for William Weld. Springfield, Mass.
(Mary Kate Kelly).
||Mary Kate Johnson
(Finance director from the
through latter part of April 2007) Republican fundraising
The Eudy Company, and previously, in the late 1990s to 2002 co-owner
operator of Eudy Nelson & Associates. Finance director for
2000 presidential campaign. Finance director for Phil Gramm's
(first 8 national finance
Bren, Donald R. Diamond, Lewis M. Eisenberg, James B. Lee, Jr., Thomas
G. Loeffler, John A. Moran, A. Jerrold Perenchio and John A.
Dec. 14, 2006)
York Area Finance Team
(announced Dec. 19,
Includes four national co-chairs, three honorary New York co-chairs,
fifty New York, New Jersey and Connecticut finance committee members.
New York Finance
- Tamara Hallisey
SCHEDULING AND ADVANCE
Scheduling - Amber Johnson
(although didn't have that title)
Executive assistant to
Dan Lungren (CA-3). Scheduler/staff assistant to Rep. John
and Eastern European director at the International Republican Institute.
||Claire Sechler Merkel
||Missy (Melissa) Sousa
(Took over from Michael
when he went to Iraq. Boisvenue served as senior advisor to
Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. Director, White House
Attorney at Caplin
& Drysdale, Chartered and president and general counsel of the
Legal Center. General counsel of the McCain 2000
Commissioner at the Federal Election Commission, 1991-95. Deputy
general counsel of the Bush 1988 campaign. Assistant general
to the Federal Communications Commission, 1984-85. Attorney at
Department of Justice, 1982-84. Graduate of the University of
School of Law, 1982, and of Harvard College, 1978.
(started on the campaign in Nov.
2006) Comptroller of
The George W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation since April
Treasurer on Bush-Cheney'04, May 2003-April 2008. Comptroller on Bush-Brogan
2002. Budget director on Bush-Cheney 2000. Deputy
comptroller on Jeb Bush for Governor, 1997-99. Finance assistant
at the Republican Party of Florida. States budget director on
Dole-Kemp'96. Budget liaison on Phil Gramm for President,
1995-96. Staff assistant at the Florida Department of
Education. Finance assistant on Jeb Bush for Governor and
Anthony Casale, Jr.
(announced Aug. 2,
Partner with Thomas Riehle at RT
Strategies. Managing Director, Public Affairs at
starting Oct. 1997. First Managing Director and President of
China in Beijing, 1993-95. Member of the Board of Directors of
Gallup Organization, 1987-92. President and Founder of Tarrance
Associates, a Houston-based national survey research company,
Special Assistant to the Director of the 1970 U.S. Census.
of Research for the Republican National Committee and an officer of the
1968 Republican National Convention. Master's degree in Electoral
Behavior from American University in Washington DC; B.A. in European
from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.
or co-author of five published books about electoral behavior.
||Lance Tarrance, Jr.
Partner and co-founder of Public
Opinion Strategies. "His prior experiences include 'hands on'
campaign management experience at the local, congressional, and the
level. He also held senior positions with the Republican national
party committees prior to entering the field of survey research."
Mark McKinnon -
chairman at Public
Strategies, Inc. in Austin, TX, president of Maverick Media, and
of HOTSOUP.com. Chief
advisor on George W. Bush's 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns.
Russ Schriefer and Stuart Stevens
- Partners in The
& Schriefer Group (SSG). resigned in July 2007
Fred Davis - Strategic
Perception, Inc., Hollywood, CA. [according to the Washington
Post Davis' firm designed the campaign logo and its bus] resigned
in July 2007
Reed, Curcio & Potholm
Schriefer, Stevens and
announced on Jan. 19, 2007.
"closely involved in
the daily workings of the campaign, and assist with fundraising,
and message development."
Thomas G. Loeffler
(announced as General Co-Chair on March 7, 2007; announced as a
Finance Co-Chair on Dec. 14, 2006) see above
former Sen. Phil Gramm (announced
as General Co-Chair on March 12, 2007; had been serving as a policy
(reported by Chris
July 19, 2006: "will help coordinate politics and policy for McCain in
Western states.") Elected governor in Nov. 2004. A business
executive, he has held an number of positions with the Huntsman
most recenty Chairman and CEO of the holding company. Under
George W. Bush he was a deputy U.S. trade representative and U.S. trade
ambassador. Under President George H. W. Bush, he was deputy
secretary of commerce for trade development, deputy assistant secretary
of commerce for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, as well as U.S.
to Singapore (fluent in Mandarin). Staff assistant to President
Reagan. Attended the University of Utah and received his
degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
||Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr. (R-UT)
(announced by the
Committee on Jan. 15, 2007) Elected Minnesota’s governor in 2002
and re-elected in 2006. In line to become chairman of the NGA in
summer 2007. Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives,
elected House majority leader in 1998. Member of the Eagan City
Prosecutor. J.D. from University of Minnesota Law School and B.A.
in political science from the University of Minnesota. Grew up in
South St. Paul, MN.
||Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN)
(announced by the
Committee on Feb. 6, 2007) Chairman, president, and CEO of the
Corporation (endorsement in his individual capacity and not on behalf
the FedEx Corporation). Founded FedEx in 1971. Officer in
U.S. Marine Corps from 1966-70. B.A. from Yale University, 1966.
||Frederick W. Smith
(announced by the
Committee on Feb. 15, 2007; in addition to co-chair is economic and
advisor) Chairman and CEO of Cisco (endorsement in his individual
capacity and not on behalf of the Cisco). Assumed the role of
and CEO in 1995; joined Cisco in 1991 as senior vice president,
sales and operations. Prior to joining Cisco, he worked eight
at Wang Laboratories,1982-90 and six years at IBM, 1976-82.
in finance and management from Indiana University, 1975. Law
1974, and B.S./B.A. in business from West Virginia University, 1971.
(announced Feb. 22,
Of counsel to the international law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind,
& Garrison since Jan. 2003; partner in the firm, 1992-2002.
the Concord Coalition in 1992. Served in the U.S. Senate from
29, 1980, to Jan. 3, 1993; did not seek re-election in 1992.
law in Manchester, 1976-80. Attorney general of New Hampshire
Legal counsel to the Governor 1970. B.S. from Syracuse
1952; served in the United States Army Infantry 1952-54; law degree
Boston College Law School, 1960. Author of Combat: Twelve
in the U.S. Senate (Random House, 1996).
||Former Sen. Warren Rudman
(announced Feb. 28,
First Secretary of the newly-created Department of Homeland Security,
in Jan. 24, 2003, served until 2005. Appointed Assistant to the
for Homeland Security in October 2001. Twice elected Governor of
Pennsylvania, served from 1995 to 2001. Elected to Congress in
the first enlisted Vietnam combat veteran elected to the U.S. House,
re-elected six times. Assistant district attorney in Erie County,
1972-82. Private practice. J.D. from Dickinson School of
in Carlisle, PA, 1972. Drafted into the U.S. Army, 1968-70;
as an infantry staff sergeant in Vietnam. B.A. from Harvard
||Former Gov. Tom Ridge (R-PA)
NATIONAL VICE CHAIR
(announced by the
Committee on Jan. 31, 2007) Chairman of Seitel, Inc., founder of
the Houston Venture Capital Association, and chairman of Turnaround
Inc. Zeidman is vice chairman and board member of the Republican
Jewish Coalition (RJC).
(announced Jan. 9,
Georgia Republican Party Chairman, elected May 1, 2003, and Republican
National Committeeman, elected August 12, 1988. Chairman and
Southeastern Minerals, Inc..
(announced Jan. 29,
Elected to Congress in 1992. Chair, Alabama Republican Party,
Candidate for Attorney General, 1990. Managed Guy Hunt's
campaign for governor in 1986. Elected member of the State School
Board, 1986-90. Elected to the State House of Representatives and
served one term, 1984-86. Served in the State Senate.
Bachus, Dempsey, Carson, and Steed law firm. Graduate of Auburn
1969 and the University of Alabama School of Law, 1972. Native of
||U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus (AL)
U.S. House Whip Team (announced
Jan. 31, 2007; "work to build on Senator McCain's base of support in
Rep. Fred Upton (MI-06), Rep. Spencer
Bachus (AL-06), Rep. John Shadegg (AZ-03), Rep. John Shimkus (IL-19),
Mark Kirk (IL-10), and Rep. Dan Lungren (CA-03); (added
22, 2007) Rep. Chip Pickering (MS-03)
(early March 2007)
of BKSH &
Associates. Senior advisor to Presidents Reagan and Bush
Principal public spokesman for President Bush in the 1992 presidential
campaign. Chief spokesman for the RNC, 1990. Has managed
successful elections of more than ten members of the U.S. Senate and
than a dozen Members of Congress. Political consultant to U.S.
Jesse Helms, Robert Dole, Phil Gramm and Dave Durenberger.
director at the RNC during the chairmanship of Bill Brock (late
B.A. in political science from the University of Florida and a J.D.
The American University. Native of North Carolina.
than 200 veterans from around the country (endorsements
announced April 12, 2007)
former Secretary of Defense James
the Honorable Robert ‘Bud’ McFarlane, and former CIA Director R. Jim
April 23, 2007...will advise his campaign on energy and national
IN THE STATES
(announced by Straight
America on Sept. 22, 2006) Chair of the Lamberti for Congress
and the Vaudt for State Auditor Committee. Chaired the Iowa
2004 campaign. Managing partner of StrataVizion, Inc. in Des
Served as the Economic Development Coordinator for Iowa State
Chief of staff for Gov. Terry Branstad, 1991-95; campaign manager for
Branstad, 1990-91. Director of the Iowa Department of Commerce,
B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa, 1973. [Also, in the
sector Roederer worked for two and a half years in Saudi Arabia
a national law enforcement agency for a Lockheed Martin company].
Feb. 15, 2007 through July 1, 2007 restructuring) Chief of staff
and top political adviser to U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan for the
past five years. A top advisor on Jeff Lamberti's 2006
campaign in the Iowa 3rd CD. Graduate of the University of
Iowa native (from Van Horne according to Krusty Konservative, that's in
Benton County in eastern Iowa).
(reported by Granite
on Dec. 8, 2006) Executive Councilor (District Two) from
Vice President for Community Relations with Providian National Bank in
Concord since 1994. A Merrimack County Commissioner from 1970-92
(one of three). Delegate to the Republican National Convention in
1988, 1996 and 2000. Chaired Sen. McCain's 2000 New Hampshire
campaign. B.A. from the University of New Hampshire in
New Hampshire native; grew up in Bradford, NH. Resident of
(succeeded Jim Martin, the
first NH Campaign Manager, after he was dismissed on May 11,
Barnett previously served as the campaign's New England Regional
first reported by The Associated Press on Nov. 16, 2006) Chairman
of the Vermont Republican Party, elected May 2003, served through late
Nov. 2006. Deputy campaign manager on Jim Douglas' successful
campaign for governor of Vermont, then worked on Gov. Douglas' senior
Deputy Associate Director in the Presidential Personnel Office.
at the RNC during the 1998 and 2000 cycles.
Hampshire page >>
(announced Dec. 14,
Re-elected to a second term in 2006; first elected in 2002, the first
Attorney General of Michigan in 48 years. Worked in the Wayne
prosecutor's office in Detroit. Graduated from the University of
Michigan Law School in 1989. Entered the Marines after high
||Attorney General Mike Cox
Partner in Strategic
Consulting, LLC; previously president of Independent Campaign Marketing
Inc.. Graduate of the University of Michigan's College of
Science, and the Arts (LSA); former chairman of the Michigan College
Youngest son of Michigan RNC Committeeman Chuck Yob.
(announced by the
committee on Jan. 8, 2007) Chief executive assistant to Attorney
General Henry McMaster, directing communications and governmental
for the past four years. Lead consultant on McMaster’s 2002
Consultant at Richard Quinn & Associates. National field
for Sen. McCain’s 2000 presidential campaign. Executive director
of the South Carolina Republican Party for almost seven years, 1993-99.
Principal of Richard Quinn
Associates, consulting firm based in Columbia. Lead South
strategist for McCain's 2000 campaign (signed on in Feb. 1999).
to Sen. Phil Gramm's (R-TX) 1996 campaign in South Carolina.
Carolina page >>
April 27, 2007)
State Senator Mark Amodei - Amodei
represents portions of Douglas, Lyon, and Storey Counties, and portions
of Carson City; he has served in the Nevada State Senate since 1999,
President pro Tempore, 2003-05. He is also a partner at Kummer
Bonner Renshaw & Ferrario, one of Nevada's largest law firms.
Previously served in the Assembly. Captain, U.S. Army, Judge
General’s Corps (1984-87). B.A. from University of Nevada, Reno,
1980; J.D. from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law,
Carson City native.
State Senator Dennis Nolan - Elected
to the State Senate in 2002 representing Clark County Senatorial
No. 9; serves as assistant majority floor leader. Served in the
from 1994-2002. Las Vegas native.
Clark County Commissioner Bruce L.
- Appointed to the Clark County Commission in 1981 and
to his first full term in 1982. He is also a partner in the law
of Jolley, Urga, Wirth and Woodbury. Graduate of University of Utah;
from Stanford School of Law. Native Las Vegan.
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(announced Aug. 30,
Alabama Attorney General since 2004, when he was appointed by Gov. Bob
Riley (R); seeking election to the office in 2006. Previously a
advisor to Gov. Riley. Four years as an Assistant Attorney
to Attorney General Bill Pryor, 1999-2003. Deputy executive
legal advisor to Gov. Fob James. J.D. from University of Alabama
School of Law, 1994; B.S. in History and Social Sciences from Troy
University, 1990. From Elba, AL
||Attorney General Troy
(announced Feb. 7,
Leaving position as executive director of the Alabama Republican Party
to join the McCain campaign. Campaign manager for Justice Mike
successful Supreme Court campaign in 2004. Deputy campaign
for Justice Harold See during his successful re-election campaign in
(announced Feb. 23,
First elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994; elected to a third term in
2006; Previously served four terms in the U.S. House of
Practiced law at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon in Phoenix.
and law degrees from the University of Arizona.
||U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl
On Feb. 28, 2007 the exploratory
announced members of its Arizona Finance Committee.
(announced May 1,
Co-founded co-founded Pacific Ethanol, Inc. in Jan. 2003 and serves as
chairman of the board. Republican Party nominee for U.S. Senate
2004. California Secretary of State; elected in 1994, served from
1995 to 2003. Sought the Republican nomination for governor in
but finished third in the primary. In 2000 Jones initially backed
Bush for president, but switched his support to McCain after the NH
Elected to the California State Assembly in 1982, served from 1983-95
two years as Republican Leader. Farmer and rancher. Ran an
unsucessful campaign for California State Assembly in 1976.
degree in agribusiness and plant sciences from California State
Fresno in 1971.
On Feb. 28, 2007 the exploratory
announced the formation of its California Finance Team,
five national co-chairs, 20 national finance committee members, and 45
California finance committee members.
(announced Feb. 1,
Outgoing state chairman of the Connecticut Republican State Central
elected Dec. 7, 2005. Senior partner of The Vinco Group, LLC, a
and political consulting firm he formed in 2003. Managed Gov.
G. Rowland's 2002 re-election campaign. Executive director of the
Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1996-2001 and chaired
2000 for Connecticut. City of New Haven Alderman, 1993-97.
M.A. in political science from Yale University, Dec. 2003; M.A. in
studies from Wesleyan University; and B.A. from Albertus Magnus.
Resident of Middletown.
and endorsed by Rep. Chris Shays
(announced Feb. 20,
First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992.
Governor of Delaware, 1984 and re-elected in 1988. Elected
Governor of Delaware in 1980 and served one term. Elected to the
Delaware Senate. Elected to the Delaware House of Representatives
and served one term. Deputy Attorney General of Delaware,
Graduate of Hamilton College and Georgetown University Law
Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware.
||U.S. Rep. Mike Castle
(announced Feb. 20,
Elected to represent the 18th District in the Delaware House of
in 1980 and selected as Speaker in 1987. Spence is the longest
Speaker of the Delaware House in state assembly history.
||Speaker of the House Terry
(announced Aug. 3,
Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Industries, a worldwide
service and manufacturing company, since Oct. 2001. Chairman of
Florida State Board of Education, appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush. Has
chaired eight statewide political races. State Chairman of Jeb
gubernatorial campaigns in Florida in 1993-94 and 1997-98; and
of his 2002 re-election campaign. Chairman of Limited Political
petition effort in Florida in 1991-92. CEO of ComBanks
a bank holding company in central Florida. Vice President for
banking with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc. in New York,
Started career as a securities analyst at Fidelity Management and
in Boston, 1968. MBA from Harvard Business School; B.A. in
from Princeton University.
(announced Feb. 5, 2007;
named as National Finance Co-Chair) Managing partner of the
relations firm Smith & Ballard, P.A. and of counsel for Panza,
& Maynard, P.A.. A co-chair of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s
committee. Served as chief-of-staff to Gov. Bob Martinez,
Graduate of the University of Florida with a B.S., 1984 and a J.D.,
(announced Dec. 14,
CEO of WRS Infrastructure & Environment in Tampa and is serving as
the vice chair for Governor-elect Charlie Crist's transition
Previously the President of Irish ROSE Consulting, LLC. Senior
to John Thain, CEO of the NYSE, from Feb.-Sept. 2004. Chief of
to Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Jan. 2001-Nov. 2003. Worked for Dick
as his chief of staff on the 2000 campaign and presidential
Senior Vice President Public Affairs/Government Relations with New York
based Paine Webber Inc., 1996-2001. Deputy Secretary of Economic
Development with the California Trade Commerce Agency, 1993-95.
Vice President with The Wexler Group, 1989-92. Special assistant
to Vice President George H.W. Bush, and staff assistant to President
Reagan’s National Security Council. Managed Gov. Pete Wilson's
re-election campaign against Kathleen Brown. Deputy campaign
for the California Bush-Quayle campaign in 1992. Deputy GOP
director for the George Bush for President campaign in 1988.
degree in biochemistry from University of California, San Diego and
from the New York University's Stern School of Management.
National Strategy Team
Florida Organizer Russell Peck
On March 29, 2007 the campaign announced
a Georgia Advisory Committee comprising seven influential
state Senator Jeff Mullis, Chairman Alec
Poitevint, Derrick Dickey, Leigh Ann Wood Gillis, Clint Murphy, John
and Jay Walker.
On Jan. 9, 2007 the exploratory
announced that Alec Poitevint would serve as Southern Co-Chair.
Georgia Republican Party
Chairman, elected May 1, 2003, and Republican National Committeeman,
August 12, 1988. Chairman and President, Southeastern Minerals,
On March 22, 2007 the campaign announced
support of 23 state legislators led by Representative Jim Durkin
as a national legislative co-chair and Senate Minority Leader Frank
serving as the Illinois chairman of legislators.
endorsed by Gov. Mitch Daniels (announced
Feb. 22, 2007)
endorsed by Attorney General Steve Carter
March 7, 2007)
(announced Jan. 29,
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994, and re-elected in 2000 and
Elected to the U.S. House in 1978 and served 16 years. Elected to
the Maine Senate representing Androscoggin County in 1976.
to the Maine House in 1973 and re-elected in 1974. Degree in
science from the University of Maine, 1969.
||U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe
(announced Jan. 29,
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996, and re-elected in 2002.
Republican nominee for Governor, 1994. New England Administrator
of the U.S. Small Business Administration, 1992-93. Commissioner
of Professional and Financial Regulation in the cabinet of Gov. John R.
McKernan, 1987-92. Worked for U.S. Sen. William S. Cohen (D-ME)
12 years. Graduate of St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, 1975.
||U.S. Sen. Susan Collins
(announced Jan. 29,
Republican Leader in the Maine House of Representatives and serving his
third term representing the 25th District. Attorney.
and law degrees from the University of Maine. Resident of Newport.
||Representative Josh Tardy
(announced Feb.12, 2007)
of the Massachusetts Republican State Committee from 2002-03 and from
Massachusetts chairwoman of Sen. McCain’s 2000 campaign.
consultant from Avon.
Has served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives since 2001.
||Rep. Paul Loscocco
Elected Plymouth County Sheriff in 2004. Previously spent eight
as an assistant district attorney for Plymouth County.
||Sheriff Joe McDonald
Vice Chairs: Massachusetts
Republican State Committee Treasurer Brent Andersen and Republican
Committee Member Ed Bertorelli.
endorsed by former Massachusetts Gov.
(announced Feb. 14, 2007)
Principal and founder of WNP Consulting, which provides advice to early
stage education companies. Governor from April 2001 to January
(became governor when Paul Cellucci resigned to become the U.S.
to Canada). Elected lieutenant governor in 1998. Elected to
the State Senate in 1990 and rose to Assistant Minority Leader.
in American Studies from Trinity College, in Hartford, Connecticut, in
On Feb. 26, 2007 the exploratory committee
announced McCain's Minnesota Leadership Team, comprising 54
and grassroots leaders from around the state. The list includes
current state Representatives and 3 current state Senators.
(announced Feb. 22,
First elected to Congress in 1996. Professional staff member on
Senate Commerce Committee. Member of Senate Majority Leader Trent
Lott’s staff. Appointed by President George H.W. Bush as a
of Agriculture liaison to the former European Communist
Bachelors degree in business administration from the University of
and a masters degree in business administration from Baylor University,
1989. Co-chairman of Mississippi for Bush-Cheney 2000 and 2004.
||U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering
and endorsed by U.S. Sen. Trent Lott
March 5, 2007)
Ed McGlynn of Monmouth County -
of ERM Government Affairs and counsel at the law firm of Stone Mandia
Neptune. Formerly chief-of-staff to Gov. Tom Kean and an advisor
to former New Jersey Attorney General Irwin Kimmelman.
Mike Torpey of Mercer County
- Co-founder of State Street Partners, a lobbying firm in
Served as chief-of-staff to Gov. Christie Todd Whitman. Torpey
President George W. Bush’s campaign director in New Jersey in 2004.
Matt Eventoff of Mercer County
- President and founder of PPS Associates/Princeton Public
He has served as press secretary, spokesman, chief-of-staff, and
to numerous political leaders and campaigns.
Legislative Advisory Committee
(announced Oct. 26, 2006)
Senators Peter Inverso (Mercer
and Middlesex Counties) and Bill Gormley (Atlantic
County). Assembly members Bill Baroni (Mercer
and Middlesex), Jennifer Beck (Monmouth),
Francis Blee (Atlantic), Jon Bramnick
(Union, Essex, and Morris), Steve Corodemus (Monmouth),
Amy Handlin (Monmouth and Middlesex),
Kean (Monmouth), and Samuel Thompson (Monmouth
Jersey page >>
(announced March 29,
A senior partner in the corporate department at the law firm of
Belknap Webb & Tyler. In 2005 he explored running for the
seat held by Sen.Hillary Rodham Clinton. Chair, trustee, director
or member of numerous organizations. Experience includes general
counsel to Synfuels Corporation during the Reagan administration.
Best known as the son-in-law of Richard Nixon; married Tricia Nixon in
1971. J.D. from Harvard Law School, 1972; A.B. from Princeton
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 1968.
York page >>
State Steering Committee members
former North Carolina Republican Party
Chairman Ferrell Blount (announced March 8, 2007)
former Charlotte Mayor Richard Vinroot
March 8, 2007)
former North Carolina Governor Jim Martin
March 12, 2007)
endorsed by U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (NC)
March 9, 2007)
endorsed by Attorney General Wayne
March 7, 2007)
(announced Feb. 20,
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994, re-elected in 2000, defeated in
Unsuccessfully challenged Sen. John Glenn in 1992. Elected
Governor of Ohio in 1990. Elected to the U.S. House in 1982 and
eight years. Elected to the Ohio State Senate, 1980.
Greene County Prosector, 1976. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for
Greene County. Bachelor's degree in education from Miami
(Oxford, Ohio), 1969 and a J.D. from Ohio Northern University, 1972.
||former U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine
endorsed by U.S. Rep. Steven LaTourette
(OH-14) (Feb. 7, 2007) +
endorsed by former Gov. Frank Keating
Feb. 20, 2007)
(announced Aug. 9,
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996 and re-elected in 2002.
to the Oregon State Senate in 1992; elected Minority Leader and then
of the Senate during his first term. Managed his family's frozen
vegetable processing company. Attorney in private practice. Law
from Southwestern University, 1976. Graduate of Brigham Young
1976. Native of Oregon.
||U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith
(announced Feb. 9,
Elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1992.
to serving in the House, Watson was a state Senator for two
He served as chairman of Sen. McCain’s team in Rhode Island in 2000.
||House Minority Leader Robert
Island page >>
(announced Dec. 14,
Commercial banker; chairman, Central and South Texas, of PlainsCapital
Bank in Austin. Currently serves as chairman of the University of
Texas System Board of Regents. Major roles in the elections of
Rick Perry, including chairman of the Perry transition team in
co-chairman of the Texas Inaugural Committee in 2003 and 2007, and
of Perry’s successful 2006 re-election campaign. Member of the
committee for then Gov. George W. Bush in 1999. Huffines began
political career by working on Bill Clements’ successful gubernatorial
campaign and served Gov. Clements as appointment secretary, Nov.
1990. Executive at several Dallas banks. BBA degree in
from U.T. Austin in 1973 and attended Southwestern Graduate School of
at Southern Methodist University
(announced Dec. 7,
Elected first Republican governor of Texas since Reconstruction in
and elected to another term in 1986. Deputy U.S. secretary of
in the Nixon and Ford administrations. A former chairman of the
of governors of Southern Methodist University. Co-founder and
of Southeastern Drilling Company, which later changed its name to SEDCO
Inc. and became the world's largest oil drilling contracting firm.
||former Gov. William P.
McCombs, a renowned
is the founder of the Red McCombs Automotive Group and a co-founder of
Clear Channel Communications. He is a former owner of the San Antonio
the Denver Nuggets, and the Minnesota Vikings. Mosbacher
chairman of Mosbacher Energy Company. He is the past chairman of
the RNC and served as national finance chairman for the campaigns of
Ford and George H. W. Bush. Secretary of Commerce under President
George H.W. Bush from 1989-92.
(announced Dec. 7,
Billy Joe “Red” McCombs
endorsements of Senators Kip Averitt of
Waco, John Carona of Dallas, Robert Duncan of Lubbock, Kevin Eltife of
Tyler, Troy Fraser of Horseshoe Bay, and Steve Ogden of Bryan (announced
May 2, 2007)
||Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr. (R-UT)
(announced Dec. 7,
A lifelong Utahn and two-term Attorney General. Prior to serving
as Attorney General, Shurtleff was Chairman of the Salt Lake County
He also served in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps and
as an assistant attorney general, a deputy county attorney, and a small
claims judge pro tempore in Utah. Graduated from Brigham Young
and the University of Utah School of Law.
||Attorney General Mark
endorsement of Senate Majority Leader
Bramble (announced June 12, 2007)
On May 2, 2007 the campaign announced
the endorsements of twenty-seven Vermont legislators including Senate
Leader Bill Doyle and House Minority Leader Steve Adams.
endorsed by Sen. John Warner (announced
Feb. 26, 2007)
Managing partner of
Washington Federal Practice.
(announced March 1,
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1988 and 1994; defeated by Patty Murray
2000. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980, defeating longtime
Warren Magnuson, served one term; defeated in 1986 re-election bid by
Adams. Washington Attorney General, 1969-81. Served in the
Washington State legislature from 1959-69. Attorney. U.S.
Force, 1953-56. Columbia University Law School, 1953.
of Dartmouth College, 1950.
||Former U.S. Sen. Slade
endorsed by Attorney General Rob
Feb. 23, 2007)
On April 18, 2007 the
announced its West Virginia leadership, comprising "twelve influential
West Virginia Republicans."
Former state Delegate and Republican
Leader Larry Swann, former state Republican Party Chairman David Tyson,
Senate Minority Whip Clark Barnes, state Senator Mike Hall, state
Tom Azinger, state Delegate Daryl Cowles, state Delegate Thomas Mike
state Delegate Jeffery Tansill, state Delegate William R. Romine,
state Senator Sarah Minear, Adjutant Miles Epling of the West Virginia
American Legion, and prominent local attorney Mark Carter.
On the McCain 2008 payroll (2nd
does not include the
many consultants (for example chief strategist John Weaver was paid
for "GOTV consulting")
A - Phil A. Adams,
Allen, Jessica Amend, Patrick Anderson, Joel Arends.
B - Vollie Bailey, John
James Barnett, Crystal Benton, Julia Bereslavskiy, Bryan Bernys,
Boisvenue, Benjamin Boling, Diane Borchard, Tucker Bounds, Andrea
Mark Braden, Ellen Bradley, Timothy Bridgewater, Kevin Broghamer,
Brown, Lindsay Brown, Brooke Buchanan, Noreen Bush.
C - Leslie Caron,
Carson, Erica Carson, Anthony Casale, Jr., Gene Chandler, Joseph
Lindsay Conwel, Doris M. Corley, Jennifer Crall, Sarah Crawford, Dan
Andrea Crosby, Philip Curtis.
D - Matthew David,
Dennehy, Danny Diaz, Laura Dlugacz, Joseph Donoghue, Samantha Dravis.
F - Elizabeth Farrell,
Fenwick, Christian Ferry, Matthew Flanders, Neva Foley, Kathryn Fox.
G - Reed Galen, Diana
Jason Ghazvini, Gabriel Gillett, Shana Goetting, Craig Goldman,
Goodings, Aaron Goulette, Somer Grasser, Matthew Gray, Robert Gray,
Grisson, Matthew Gronewald.
H - Brian Haley, Tamara
Katherine Haltiwanger, Bryan Haskins, Sommer Hawthorne, Jill
Brigitta Hebdon, Erik Helland, Amanda Henneberg, Brad Henry, Angela
Ivan Hession, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Katherine Homan, Timothy Howe, Bryan
Humphreys, Jason Huntsberry.
J - Robert Jacobs,
Jaconi, Katie Jerabek, Robert Jesmer, Amber Johnson, Linda Johnson,
Kate Johnson, William Jones.
K - Ann Kelly, Marla
L - Alexander Lawhon,
Leavitt, Jason Levine, Charles Liebshutz, Bradley Loncar.
M - Ashley Maagero,
Martin, Evelyn McCafferty, James McCray, Rachel McGregor, Daniel
Leah McKnight, Kevin McLaughlin, Brian McNeill, Lynn McRoberts, Claire
Sechler Merkel, Timothy Miller, Robert Minard, Blake Montgomery.
N - Janice Nearon,
Nelson, Marco Nunez, Jr..
O - Brett O'Donnell,
O'Malley, Trygve Olson, Megan Ortagus.
P - Bryan Parker,
Pawlewski, Russell Peck, Jon Peters-Harrison, Wesley Peterson, Wendy
Marlys Popma, Andrew T. Powell, Joseph Price, Salvatore A. Purpura.
R - Christine Randall,
Rexrode, Kelly Reynolds, Michael Ricci, Raymond Riley, Joshua Robinson,
Guy Rodgers, Brian Rogers.
S - Marshall Salter,
Saul, Margaret Scholz, Stacy Schuster, Jonathan Seaton, Kristin Seidel,
Robert Seidman, Raj Shah, Jennie Shaw, Maxine Sielman, Sarah Simmons,
Sims, Austin Smith, Melissa Sousa, Stanhope Spears, Katherine Spellman,
Todd Steggerda, Matthew Strawn, Jakob Suski.
T - Vernon Tarrance,
Temple, Robert Terra, Erica Tibbe, Shelly Tidmore, Timothy Tripepi.
V - Andrew Vanzee,
W - Edgar Walker, III,
Ward, David Welch, Davis White, Katherine Wiles, Scott Will, Matthew
Y - John Yob, Richard
Evan Yost, Grant Young.
Z - Jay Zeidman.
(announced by the
Committee on Feb. 1, 2007; reported fired by U.S. News & World
May 31, 2007) Resident of Farmington Hills (Oakland County),
President of the Michigan Christian Citizens Alliance. In 2004
directed Citizens for the Protection of Marriage, which qualified
2, a constitutional amendment defining marriage a the union between one
man and one woman, for the November ballot in Michigan; voters approved
the measure by 59%-41%. Elwell was Instrumental in establishing
Right To Life and in forming the Christian Coalition.
and National Director of the
of Faith coalition
|Marlene D. Elwell
(announced by the
Committee on Feb. 5, 2007) President of Strategic Consulting
which provides political, strategic, and fundraising services.
president of Guy Rodgers & Associates, a political consulting
First national field director of the Christian Coalition; coalitions
in Iowa for Pat Robertson’s presidential campaign. Rodgers was
the president of Principle Approach International, a Christian
Americans of Faith coalition
Carla Eudy served as National
Finance Director from the start through latter part of April 2007;
she is continuing as a Senior Advisor.
Mike Dennehy served as National
Political Director through early May 2007; he announced his
on May 7, 2007 citing family and said he would move back to NH but will
continue as a Senior Advisor.
(departure from the
reported by Chris Cillizza "The Fix" in April 2007) Executive director of
Straight Talk America, started Aug. 2005, then executive director on
McCain's campaign in California through March or April 2007.
in and out of politics. His private sector experience includes
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
Volunteered as needed on McCain's 2000 campaign. Campaign manager
Rob Mosbacher for mayor of Houston, TX, 1997. Worked for Sen.
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
B.A. in government from the University of Texas in Austin, 1991.
(dismissed May 11, 2007;
by Granite Status on Jan. 4, 2007) Vice president for government
relations at the Hawthorn Group, L.C., a Washington, DC consulting
Took a leave in '04 to manage research at the NRSC. Prior to
the Hawthorn Group was director of coalitions for the NRCC.
campaign manager on Sen. McCain's 2000 NH primary campaign (under Mike
Dennehy), then political director for McCain’s Straight Talk America
Has worked on many state and local campaigns in the New England area
done market research for an international legal publisher. B.A.
in history and political science from Franklin Pierce College in NH.
Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action