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June 18th, 2013
 

Former Santorum National Campaign Manager to Advise Clovis Campaign

Mike Biundo has a lot of fond memories of Iowa, but now he wants to make some more.  Following his campaign kick-off last week, U.S. Senate candidate Sam Clovis has hired RightOn Strategies to serve as his general consultant for his campaign.

Biundo served as Rick Santorum’s national campaign manager in 2012 during the nomination phase on the campaign.  He served as Mitt Romney’s Deputy Coalitions Director in the general election.  Biundo then started the political consulting firm, RightOn Strategies.

“We are pleased to be joining the Clovis for U.S. Senate team,” Biundo told TheIowaRepublican.com.  “I had the honor of getting to know Sam Clovis during the 2012 campaign, and I am confident that Sam has the experience, dedication and work ethic needed to be Iowa’s next U.S. Senator.”

Like Santorum’s campaign at the onset of the 2012 campaign, many view the Clovis campaign as a long shot to win the nomination.  However, the similarities between Clovis and Santorum go beyond the fact that establishment Republicans and the media are skeptical about their chances.  Clovis is well versed on foreign policy issues and is an unabashed conservative who should find a following among GOP primary voters.  Biundo also intimated that the campaign intends to travel the entire state looking for votes.

“After working in Iowa for Rick Santorum campaign, I know first-hand that it takes a strong 99 county campaign to achieve victory in Iowa.  My team and I are looking forward to the working with Sam to ensure just that,” Biundo stated.

“I am excited to have RightOn Strategies join my team,” said Clovis.  “Their track record of putting together strong grassroots campaigns, including the one here that visited and competed in all of Iowa’s 99 counties, is exactly the type of campaign we are going to build.  In my opinion, Mike Biundo ran an outstanding campaign for Senator Santorum, and I am excited that he and his team have agreed to bring their extensive skills and abilities to our campaign.”

Clovis has scheduled a meet and greet at the Coralville Public Library on Wednesday, June 26th.  All three announced U.S. Senate candidates also have a fundraising deadline looming at the end of June.

More information on the Clovis campaign can be found at www.SamClovis.com.

 

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Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of TheIowaRepublican.com, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country. Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses. A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and TheIowaRepublican.com as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states. Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site, TheIowaRepublcian.com. Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing. Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.




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