Washington DC – The Democratic National Committee today is announcing four top-notch operatives to new and expanded roles in its communications department.
“I am thrilled to announce these new members of our communications team,” said DNC Communications Director Mo Elleithee. “With their wealth of communications experience, these new members will help us aggressively take the Democratic message to a wider audience as we work to help elect the 45th President of the United States and other Democrats all across the country in 2016.”
Kaylie Hanson will serve as Regional Press Secretary for the Northeast. Hanson comes to the DNC from the office of Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut where she most recently served as Deputy Communications Director after starting as Deputy Press Secretary on his campaign for the U.S. Senate in 2012. Prior to working for Senator Murphy, Kaylie spent two years in the office of U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan. @KaylieEHanson
Kristin Sosanie has been tapped as Regional Press Secretary for the South. She comes to the DNC from the South Carolina Democratic Party and Vincent Sheheen’s campaign for Governor in South Carolina, where she served as the Communications Director. Before that, she was the Communications Director for the Obama campaign in Minnesota, after serving as the Communications Director for the Minnesota DFL. Originally from New Jersey, Kristin is returning to DC – she’s spent time on the Hill, working for the House Agriculture Committee, and received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from The George Washington University. @KSosanie
Eric Walker will join the team as Regional Press Secretary for the West. Walker comes to the DNC from the office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter where he served as the Communications Director for her official office and the House Rules Committee, after starting as the Communications Director for Congresswoman Slaughter’s re-election campaign in 2012. Born and raised in New Jersey, Eric is a graduate of The George Washington University. @EricMWalker
Miryam Lipper has taken over as the new Deputy National Press Secretary and Director of Broadcast Media after serving in assistant press secretary and press assistant roles at the DNC. Miryam spent time in Georgia through the 2014 midterms helping to elect Democrats up and down the ticket. Miryam is a graduate of Indiana University. @MiryamLipper
The DNC recently named Holly Shulman as National Press Secretary, Michael Tyler as Director of African American Media, and Rob Flaherty as Director of Digital Media. Jason Pitt will continue in his role as the Regional Press Secretary for the Midwest.
Carson America Exploratory Committee Names Iowa Co-chairs Dr. Ben Carson’s Team Adds Couple With Deep Iowa Roots
Washington, DC: Today, Dr. Ben Carson’s presidential exploratory committee has added Iowa co-chairs State Representative Rob Taylor and Dr. Christi Taylor to their team. Prospective campaign manager, Barry Bennett said, “We are really happy to incorporate the level of talent the Taylors bring to our organization. We are fortunate to have people of their caliber on our team.”
Representative Taylor said of the appointment, “We are honored to join Dr. Carson’s presidential exploratory committee. We’ve heard from many of our friends in Iowa and they are excited about the prospect of Dr. Carson throwing his hat in the presidential race.”
Dr. Taylor added, “We are thrilled Dr. Carson is considering a run for the White House and are excited to join Carson America Exploratory Committee. We look forward to sharing Dr. Carson’s inspiring story and vision for America with the great people of Iowa.”
State Representative Rob Taylor
A lifelong Iowan and West Des Moines resident, Rob Taylor is serving his second term in the Iowa House of Representatives. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Ethics Committee and has also been appointed to the Appropriations, Economic Growth, Human Resources and Education Appropriations committees, and former vice chairman of the Environmental Protection committee.
Taylor continues to work with the Dallas County Republican Central Committee where he has served on the executive team since 2008. He was Organizational Chair and then Chair of the Dallas County Republicans, from 2009-2011 and has worked on several successful political campaigns.
Taylor is also an adjunct professor for William Penn University and Des Moines Area Community College. The Taylors have four children and live in West Des Moines, Dallas County, Iowa.
Dr. Christi Taylor
Dr. Taylor is an internal medicine physician practicing at The Iowa Clinic and serves as their Chief Quality Officer focusing on population health management. She is the chairman of The Iowa Clinic Healthcare Foundation and chair of the Department of Medicine at Unity Point's Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, IA.
Dr. Taylor has served on the Dallas County, Iowa, Central Committee since 2008, and for the past two years as the chair of the Dallas County GOP executive committee. She has assisted with multiple state house and senatorial races and the political campaigns of Congressman Tom Latham, Governor Terry Branstad, and Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential bid.
Governor O’Malley on ABC’s "This Week:" “Bold,” “Accomplished Executive,” “New Perspective,” “New Face for the Democratic Party,” “Progressive Alternative”
Yesterday, Governor O'Malley appeared on "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos. Here's what people are saying about his appearance:
Wall Street Journal: “With a national stage on Sunday, he was far more bold than he has sounded in the past.”
Wall Street Journal: “[O’Malley] present[ed] himself as an accomplished executive who would bring the ‘new perspective’ he said voters demand.”
MSNBC: “The former governor added, ‘I believe that what people want, especially this year, is someone with proven executive experience: the ability to get things done, rather than putting their finger in the wind and looking for popularity.’”
New York Times: “Mr. O’Malley pointed to his own executive experience as governor and mayor of Baltimore…He lamented the influence of Wall Street in politics and called for a return to economic populism. And he called for a president with ‘the ability to get things done rather than put their finger in the wind and looking for popularity.’”
POLITICO: “O’Malley portrayed himself as a new face for the Democratic Party and a progressive alternative, more willing to directly confront inequality and take on Wall Street.”
Washington Post: “O’Malley said Sunday that the presidency ‘is not some crown to be passed between two families,’ sounding more resolute than ever about taking on Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination.”
Washington Post: “He pitched himself as an executive with 15 years of experience — eight as governor of Maryland and seven as mayor of Baltimore — who had accomplished a good deal in Maryland and is willing to stand up to Wall Street and other special interests.”
National Journal: “What O'Malley needs is an introduction: A chance to let Democrats around the country know there's an alternative to Clinton…He made that move clear Sunday morning…”
Washington Post: “Dan Calegari, a Democratic activist helping make introductions for O’Malley in New Hampshire, [said], ‘People are dying for somebody to tell the truth.’”
The Hill: “O’Malley cited Maryland’s state sanctions on Iran’s economy under his tenure as one example of how he had already slowed Iran’s hunt for nukes. He also backed the use of diplomacy, citing the Obama administration’s ongoing talks with Tehran. ‘I think we should support the president in achieving a negotiated settlement,’ O’Malley added.”
Cruz "elicited raucous cheers, first pumps and even a few ‘amens...’” Sen. Cruz makes first swing through New Hampshire as presidential candidate
HOUSTON, Texas – Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz completed his first swing through New Hampshire as a presidential candidate where he received an enthusiastic welcome from hundreds of New Hampshirites. A roundup of some of the coverage of Sen. Cruz’s visit is below:
New Hampshire Union Leader: Sen. Ted Cruz embraces conservative reputation during NH visit “’Think of the dozen biggest fights we’ve seen in this country — stopping Obamacare, executive amnesty, fighting to rein in the debt, defending religious liberty, the Second Amendment, stopping Common Core, standing with Israel, stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons,’ he said. ‘Look at the field, and ask, on the great fights of the day, how many of them have actually led. For most, you can find one issue, maybe two, but for much of the field, they have not been leading on these issues.’ ” New York Times: Tailoring His Message, Ted Cruz Makes His First Swing Through New Hampshire “He elicited raucous cheers, fist pumps and even a few ‘amens…’”
Dallas Morning News: Upbeat Ted Cruz embraces outsider label in New Hampshire visit “Ted Cruz, the first and so far only major candidate for president, swept into New Hampshire on Friday, upbeat and eager to embrace the outsider label he’s cultivated since erupting on the national scene three years ago…”
Seacoast Online: Sen. Ted Cruz charms Seacoast Republicans “’This isn’t a matter of right or left,’ he said. “’This isn’t a matter of Democrat or Republican. This is a matter of common sense and it isn’t working. I think millions of Americans are ready to get back to the principles that made America great.’”
Boston Globe: Cruz makes stops in N.H., seeks early primary support “’In every Republican primary every candidate says he or she is the most conservative,’ Cruz said. ‘I just think the question that every primary voter should ask themself is: Show me how you follow through.’”
Stand With Rand 2016 Liberty Karaoke Event at the Vegas Lounge in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 7, 2015 #LibertyKaraoke
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – Young supporters of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who is expected to announce his 2016 presidential campaign on Tuesday, April 7, will host #LibertyKaraoke fundraising events in at least 40 cities across the United States the evening of Paul’s announcement.
Tuesday, April 7 at 8:00pm
Vegas Lounge 965 Central Ave NE Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413
Join grassroots supporters of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on Tuesday, April 7th at Vegas Lounge in Minneapolis, MN as we celebrate Rand Paul's announcement to run for President of the United States. (Note: dress code prohibits sweatpants, hoodies and boots such as timberlands)