July 15th, 2012
02:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Gillespie: Romney 'retroactively' retired from Bain Capital

(CNN) - Mitt Romney senior adviser Ed Gillespie said Sunday on CNN’s "State of the Union" the GOP candidate “retroactively” retired from Bain Capital after the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics began.

"You know, there may have been thought at the time that he could be part time," Gillespie told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley. "It was not part time. The Olympics was in a shambles. There was corruption. There was - the International Olympic Committee was going to pull the Olympics from the United States of America which would have been a huge embarrassment. Because of Mitt Romney's leadership skills he was called on to do it."

Gillespie continued, "He took a leave of absence and, in fact, Candy, he ended up not going back at all and retired retroactively to February of 1999 as a result."


Filed under: Ed Gillespie • TV-State of the Union
July 15th, 2012
09:10 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney adviser: Obama will 'say anything' to keep job

Washington (CNN) – A top adviser to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Sunday that recent allegations coming from rivals in President Barack Obama's campaign were debasing the office of the presidency.

Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," Romney senior adviser Ed Gillespie said the GOP candidate scheduled five interviews with major broadcasters on Friday to clear his name, after an Obama campaign official suggested he had committed a felony by listing himself as CEO of Bain Capital when he no longer carried leadership responsibilities at the private equity firm.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ed Gillespie • Mitt Romney • President Obama • TV-State of the Union
Gillespie to join Team Romney as adviser
April 5th, 2012
07:31 AM ET
2 years ago

Gillespie to join Team Romney as adviser

(CNN) – Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie will join the Mitt Romney campaign as a senior adviser, a source close to the campaign confirmed to CNN on Thursday.

Gillespie served as a top aide to then-House Majority Leader Dick Armey and as a counselor to President George W. Bush before taking the reigns at the RNC in 2003.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ed Gillespie • Mitt Romney
October 13th, 2010
12:42 PM ET
4 years ago

American Crossroads boasts $13 million haul for week, starts spending on House races

New York (CNN) - American Crossroads, the Republican group backed by GOP consultants Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie, will launch its first television ads supporting GOP House candidates this week, as officials there boast about a fundraising surge in the wake of White House attacks on the organization.

A spokesman for American Crossroads, Jonathan Collegio, says the group, along with its affiliate American Crossroads GPS, will begin airing television ads in eight House districts on Friday, and plans to go into 15 House races by Election Day. So far, the group's focus has been on Senate races.
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Filed under: 2010 • American Crossroads • Congress • Ed Gillespie • Fundraising • Karl Rove
February 22nd, 2010
03:55 PM ET
4 years ago

Former RNC chairman signs on with 2010 election effort

Mike Duncan served as RNC chairman from 2007 to 2009.
Mike Duncan served as RNC chairman from 2007 to 2009.

Washington (CNN) – Former Republican National Committee chairman Mike Duncan, who has maintained a very low profile since losing his re-election bid to Michael Steele last year, has re-emerged as a top advisor to a new Republican effort to pick up state legislative seats in this year's midterm elections.

The effort - REDistricting MAjority Project, or REDMAP - is a program of the Republican State Leadership Committee, which also works to elect Republicans to state legislatures and down-ballot offices like Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of State.

The RSLC recently added another former RNC chairman, Ed Gillespie, as its chairman. REDMAP's goal is to boost GOP majorities in state legislatures around the country, which will play a crucial role in the 2011 redistricting process.

Duncan is one of four new senior advisers to REDMAP. The others are former Tennessee Sen. and RNC chairman Bill Brock, former North Carolina Rep. Robin Hayes and former RNC official Anne Hathaway.

"We're thrilled to join the RSLC team and are excited about combining our ideas about redistricting with the proven success the RSLC has had on state races to ensure future GOP victories," Duncan said in a statement announcing the launch of REDMAP.

Duncan served as party chairman from January 2007 until he withdrew from the contested chairman's race in January 2009.


Filed under: 2010 • Ed Gillespie • Mike Duncan • RNC
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