Romney staffers reuniting to help anti-Hillary super PAC
July 17th, 2013
03:18 PM ET
9 months ago

Romney staffers reuniting to help anti-Hillary super PAC

Washington (CNN) – Some of the top members of Mitt Romney's two presidential campaigns are teaming up in the nation's capital next week for a reception and dinner designed to raise money for a new pro-GOP opposition research shop.

According to an invitation obtained by CNN, the July 23 event is being put together by Matt Rhodes, the Romney 2012 campaign manager who earlier this year was one of the founders of the America Rising PAC. The group's mission is to track and gather opposition research on leading Democrats in the 2014 and 2016 cycles. It recently was behind the startup of the Stop Hillary PAC, which was formed to attack Hillary Clinton, should she run for president in 2016.

Read the invitation

A list of those hosting the event reads like a Who's Who of Romney's 2008 and 2012 bids for the White House. They include former senior strategists Stuart Stevens and Russ Schriefer, pollster Neil Newhouse, political director Rich Beeson, digital director Zac Moffatt, and Ben Ginsberg, the campaign's top attorney, among others.

Romney is not expected to attend the event.

Politico was first to report on the America Rising gathering.

– CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.


Filed under: America Rising • Mitt Romney
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    Doesn't President "Landslide" Romney have anything better to do with his time in office?

    July 17, 2013 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    Romney is not expected to attend the event.

    Politico was first to report on the America Rising gathering.
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    Nor would I.

    "America Rising" (Mitt Romney political advisers Super PAC)
    "Reclaim America" (Marco Rubio Super PAC)
    "I Am A Patriot" (Liz Cheney talking point)".

    Well, to give them credit ... GOPers sure know how to ... oh, heck ... why do I even bother to comment anymore.

    Bumper Sticker mentality. If I were a GOP ... I'd be hanging my head in shame at such gullible nonsense.

    July 17, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  3. Romney is STILL NOT My Hero

    Mr. "I can't win with all my money" is trying to derail our next president. NOT going to happen. The fact that he's against Hillary means she'll win easily.

    July 17, 2013 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  4. California Gary

    I thought we told the Romney people to take a hike........I guess some people just don't get the message, no matter how clearly it is delivered.

    July 17, 2013 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Lynda Minnesota
    "America Rising" (Mitt Romney political advisers Super PAC)
    "Reclaim America" (Marco Rubio Super PAC)
    "I Am A Patriot" (Liz Cheney talking point)".
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    Very divisive mottos wouldn't you say Lynda? What they are clearly saying is that they ar patriots and the other guy is not; that America has been taken over by someone un-American; and that America Rising thing is just a plain lie as they contributed to the near-collapse of our country but lifted neary a finger to help set things to rights.
    They all stand in stark contrast to the very positive, uplifitng, uniting, and non-divisive: YES WE CAN and FORWARD AMERICA.

    July 17, 2013 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Sniffit

    Doesn't President "Landslide" Romney have anything better to do with his time in office?
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    He's doing it Sniffit. He is keeping himself in the mix/limelight hoping that they beg him and Queen Ann-toinette to run again.
    It would be ANOTHER landslide win for the Mitt...

    July 17, 2013 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
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