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“Brian is one of the best strategists in politics today – he’s sharp, determined, and blessed with great instincts.  Over the past six years he’s played a critical role in putting the right people and the right resources in the right places to help win, defend, and build our largest House majority in nearly a century.”  – Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
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Brian O. Walsh has spent more than fifteen (15) years working in American politics, holding leadership positions on Capitol Hill, political campaigns, at a national party committee and Republican-aligned outside groups.

 

From 2011-2015, Mr. Walsh served as President of both the American Action Network (AAN), “one of the country’s most prominent conservative outside groups,” and the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), “the main super PAC supporting House Republicans.” During his tenure,  AAN and CLF raised and spent over $100M, promoting center-right issues, serving as the largest independent expenditure investors in House Republicans in 2012 and 2014 and helping to elect dozens of House Republicans.

 

Previously, Mr. Walsh held the position of Political Director for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in 2010, serving as a senior strategist for House Republicans in their successful effort to win sixty-three (63) seats and the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. In this capacity, Mr. Walsh managed the staff and operations of the NRCC Political Department and provided strategic political assistance to Republican congressional candidates nationwide.

 

Mr. Walsh has also served as NRCC Deputy Political Director; Political Director for the Tom Kean, Jr. for U.S. Senate campaign in New Jersey; as Deputy Director of Incumbent Retention for the NRCC; and Campaign Manager to former NRCC Chairman and U.S. Representative Thomas M. Reynolds (R-NY). Mr. Walsh also served as Press Secretary and advisor on State Senator Ginny Brown-Waite’s (R-FL) successful election in 2002, one of the closest in the nation and, at the age of just twenty-five (25), he served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL).  Mr. Walsh also served as Press Secretary and Legislative Assistant to former Rep. Benjamin A. Gilman (R-NY), former Chairman of the House International Relations Committee, and as a general staffer on the Gilman for Congress campaigns.
Brian has been recognized as one of Campaign & Elections “Rising Stars,” a “a prominent GOP strategist” (Politico) and, following the 2010 House Republican wave, pundit Charlie Cook noted, “NRCC Political Director Brian Walsh and Communications Director Ken Spain were always laser-focused on a majority and matched the killer instinct of Democrat Rahm Eman­uel and his lieutenants circa 2006.”

 

“From his time at the NRCC, when we traveled the country together recruiting the candidates our team needed to win the Republican Majority, to his leadership at American Action Network and the Congressional Leadership Fund, Brian Walsh has always been an excellent strategist, a trusted voice and a friend.” – House Majority Leader, Rep. Kevin O. McCarthy (R-CA)

 

“Brian Walsh defines ‘politically savvy.’  He’s one of the best strategic thinkers in the country, and while at the NRCC, helped engineer the historic return to the majority for Republicans in the House.  He takes an impressive record of winning elections with him to Red Print Strategy, and I wish him every success.” – NRCC Chairman Greg Walden

 

Brian Walsh is originally from Ringwood, New Jersey.

 

Links:

 

The newest dark money power player: American Action Network (MSNBC)
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-newest-dark-money-power-player-american-action-network

 

 

 

 New GOP Super PAC for House races (Politico)
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/65858.html

 

GOP Getting a Boost for House Races (Politico)

 

NRCC Veteran Walsh to Lead GOP Outside Group (Roll Call)