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Alexa is the social media maven at Red Alert Politics. Originally from Boston, she went to Washington and Lee University, graduating with a B.A. in Politics. Alexa has worked in various new media and communications positions, most recently with the Republican National Committee, Citizens United, and Students for Life of America. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband where she enjoys blogging in her pajamas, watching cheesy reality TV shows, and rooting on the 2012 Super Bowl Champion Ravens. You can follow Alexa on Twitter at @AlexaShrugged.
Claire Chretien is a junior at The University of Alabama. She is the President of Bama Students for Life and a Wilberforce fellow with Students for Life of America. Claire is an opinion columnist for The Crimson White, the student newspaper at The University of Alabama. She also blogs at Live Action News and Counter Cultured. Follow her on Twitter at @LivinOnAClaire.
Devin Keehner is a junior at the University of Connecticut. He is studying Communications and Digital Media. He’s been passionate about politics from a young age and identifies with Tea Party and Libertarian Conservatives. He has written for his college paper, The Daily Campus, about topics including healthcare, economics, technology and LGBT issues. Follow him on Twitter at @Devin_Keehner.
Gabriella is a junior studying political science and journalism at The George Washington University located in the heart of D.C. Passionate about advancing the Conservative Movement, she was founding chairwoman of the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Oregon State University prior to transferring to GW. Immigration policy, Second Amendment issues, and activism initiatives by other young conservatives are topics she particularly enjoys covering and her work has often been featured on Fox News and the Drudge Report. Gabriella is a die-hard SF Giants baseball fan from the California Wine Country where she enjoys sunshine and frequent day trips into the City By the Bay. Follow her on Twitter at @gabriellahopem
Hadley Heath is the director of health policy and a senior policy analyst at the Independent Women's Forum specializing in health care, entitlements, economics, and fiscal policy. Hadley appears frequently in radio and TV outlets across the country, including CNBC's The Kudlow Report, Fox Business' Stossel Show, Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto, and PBS's To the Contrary among others. Her work has been featured in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, POLITICO, Roll Call, Real Clear Policy, the Tampa Tribune, National Review Online, Daily Caller and Townhall.com. She also manages IWF's health policy projects, including HealthReformQuestions.com and HealthCareLawsuits.org. She regularly represents IWF in coalition meetings, conferences and speaking engagements in D.C. and across the U.S. Hadley graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar with a bachelor's degree in economics and journalism. Follow her on Twitter at @HadleyHeath.
Jonathan is the President of the Coalition to Reduce Spending, a non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to limiting federal spending. He is the former Director of Fundraising for Ron Paul’s 2008 Presidential campaign, where he managed a fundraising operation that raised more than $35 million, chiefly online via the application of social media. He served as a political consultant to numerous clients ranging from federal and state political candidates to advocacy organizations and non-profits.
Jonathan began his career in the financial services industry as a hedge fund investment analyst. Originally from Massachusetts, he holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University, and currently resides in Alexandria, Va. Follow him on Twitter at @Reduce_Spending.
Justin Haskins, a native of New Hampshire, is currently seeking an M.A. in journalism and communications from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. Justin is the Managing Editor of African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review, an academic journal published by Indiana University Press. He is also the Chief Financial Officer of a Chicago-based non-profit he founded with his wife Jackie Corley to help provide medical supplies to hospitals, mission trips and clinics in impoverished areas of the world. Justin is a graduate of both the University of Richmond (B.A.) and Regent University (M.A. Government) and lives in Chicago's Lower West Side with Jackie and his two pit bulls, Boston and Roxy. Follow Justin on Twitter at @TheNewRevere.
Joe is a junior studying History at Hamilton College in upstate New York. An undergraduate fellow of the Alexander Hamilton Institute, Joe has a strong passion for conservative political theory and is constantly working with other Hamilton College faculty, students and scholars to advance discussion and debate at all times. Joe is also a co-founder of a weekly campus publication, Enquiry, which showcases editorials by students and professors alike. Outside of politics, Joe is an avid music lover, reader, and writer. You can follow Joe on Twitter at @SaysSimonson.
James is a recent graduate from Ashland University, where he majored in Political Science and History. He is a former research fellow with the Heritage Foundation, and he is now the head editor of Right Progress, a political publication for millennials. James also has personal interests in the tech and startup community, particularly social enterprise. He resides in New York City. Follow James on Twitter at @RPJamesV.
Laura is a freshman at Kansas State University working towards both a journalism and political science major. As a student, she is involved in Society of Professional Journalists, is the PR Representative for the KSU chapter of College Republicans and works as the Opinion Editor for KSU’s student newspaper, The Collegian. Outside of school, Laura is a band geek, dog-lover, shooter and loyal Twitter follower. Follow her on Twitter at @meyers_laura.
Laine is a senior at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. With a major in political science, Laine has sharpened her political acumen through internships at the state and federal level. Her future career aspirations include political consulting and becoming a law professor. Follow her on Twitter @lainemilam.
Mike Assad is running for Congress in New Jersey's 2nd district. He was New Jersey's youngest elected official when he was elected to serve as a school board member at age 18 in 2006. Mike is a Constitutional Conservative who believes that Americans deserve efficient and transparent government.
Mike Garcar is an undergrad student hailing from Walsh University in the Great State of Ohio and has been known to never turn down the chance to debate people on the Left. At Walsh, Mike leads one of the most active College Republican chapters in the state, is founder and editor of Politicorum, a student-run political newspaper focusing on discussing the issues that matter most to college students, and is a member of the Walsh University Student Government Executive Board. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeGarcar28.
Nick is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and a current student at Northwestern University where he is pursuing his Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration. With a passion for economics, Nick enjoys reading classical works by such economists as F. A. Hayek and Ludwig von Mises. In addition to being a political junkie, he spends his time golfing, skiing, and enjoying the outdoors. A single father with full custody of his daughter and a current Field Director for a congressional reelection campaign, Nick understands the critical issues currently facing America and has vowed to fight hard for limited government, less spending and more freedom. Follow Nick on Twitter at @NbCollette.
A native of the great Commonwealth of Virginia, Neal Gallagher graduated from George Mason University, where he studied history, journalism and international relations. He is a libertarian, an atheist, and an advocate of Jeffersonian democracy. He has contributed to numerous Virginia and D.C. area based newspapers, and is especially fond of writing about the constitutionality of the federal government today, and the role of organized religion in the world. He loves the Rolling Stones, loathes Justin Bieber, is unafraid to admit that he likes Haddaway, and sometimes, just sometimes, he is too sexy for his shirt. His influences include Thomas Jefferson, Albert Camus, Barry Goldwater, Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Sowell and Andrew Breitbart. He currently resides in Washington, D.C. Follow Neal on Twitter, at your own risk @nealxg
Paul Thurman is Field Director for the Media Research Center and a political consultant for Thurm Strategies, a political consulting company he founded in 2011. Prior to that, Paul was a political director for Americans for limited Government. He also interned and was a contributor for the Daily Caller, an online conservative news website. He is founder of four Tea Party groups throughout Southwest Virginia. Paul Thurman was born and raised in Centerville, Ohio. He comes from a line of politicians. His great uncle was mayor of Elizabethtown, Kentucky and his grandfather was elected sheriff and also ran for US House of Representatives. His interest in local government and politics began early through his experience videotaping local city council meetings. He has successfully helped with several local campaigns and has served on the board of the Republican Party and Co-Chair of the CD-7 Young Republicans of Minnesota. Follow Paul on Twitter at @thurmanpaul.
Rebecca Furdek is a second-year law student at the University of Minnesota Law School. She currently interns at the Center of the American Experiment to support their amicus brief practice, and also works as a Student Managing Editor for her law school’s faculty publication, Constitutional Commentary. Passionate about the intersection of law, politics, and policy, Rebecca has previously clerked at the Institute for Justice, and interned in the Office of Governor Scott Walker and the Republican Party of Wisconsin. She currently serves as the Vice President of her law school’s Federalist Society chapter, and as a staff member and upcoming Editor of the Minnesota Law Review. She also writes as a Young Voices Advocate, with her work featured on Townhall.com. Rebecca graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012, and her lifelong Wisconsinite pride knows no bounds. Follow her on Twitter at @RebeccaFurdek.
Scott is a freelance political writer and market researcher for The College Board. He graduated from The College of William & Mary and received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Maryland. Scott has written for NewsRealBlog.com, and blogs at ScottSpiegel.com. He lives in Manhattan. Follow him on twitter @Scott_Spiegel Scott's #TCOT @AnnCoulter @Krauthammer @ClimateDepot @MarkLevinShow @RedEyeFNC
Vivek grew up in Massachusetts and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor concentration in Economics from Denison University in Granville, OH. He is a prolific writer and commentator, championing principled conservative causes and sound political strategy. He is a student of martial arts, a skier in the winter, SCUBA Diver in the summer, and served as a Classic Rock disk jockey for Denison’s renowned radio station. He also loves video gaming, but his favorite game of all is the Game of Thrones. You can find him on twitter @vdizzle129.
Allen is a writer and political commentator. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2011 and was admitted to the Michigan Bar. Allen has previously blogged at Redstate.com. Follow him on twitter @AG_Conservative Allen's #TCOT @RBPundit @Keder @GuyBenson @Freddoso @kesgardner
Joel Griffith is an attorney and equities trader based in Washington, DC. He graduated from the Chapman University School of Law with a dual emphasis in alternative dispute resolution and tax law. Joel was a charter member and Treasurer of the Investment Law Society at Chapman. He also served on the board of the Chapman chapter of the California Republican Lawyers Association. In 2012, Joel played several roles in the Rick Santorum presidential campaign, including state field director, state operations director and delegate strategist. He is the Senior Foreign Policy Correspondent for Red Alert Politics. Follow Joel on Twitter at @joelgriffith.
John Rossomando is Red Alert Politics' Senior Political Correspondent. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award in 2008 for his reporting. Follow John on Twitter at @jrossman12.
Michael works in communications in Washington, DC. He is originally from Pennsylvania and went to college at the University of Pittsburgh where he received degrees in Business Administration and Political Science in May 2010. He has worked on multiple Republican campaigns at the state and national levels in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Follow Michael on Twitter at @MichaelTMoroney.
Mike is a practicing attorney in Washington, DC and is a former law clerk at the Republican National Committee. He is Red Alert Politics' Senior Legal Correspondent. He holds a B.S. in Finance and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. Follow Mike on twitter @MikeRWakefield.
Mike's #TCOT @RNC @volokhc @SpeakerBoehner @SarahPailinUSA @RonPaul