New York Gov George Pataki officially opened his PAC headquarters in Urbandale. The 21st Century Freedom PAC (insert Mel Gibson’s famous line–not the one to the California cop–the one from Braveheart…”They can’t take away our fr-r-reedom!”)
BTW, I can’t seem to find anyone who remembers a possible candidate opening up a place in Iowa this early in the pre-presential race.
We’ll have plenty of time to find out what Pataki is all about (You know the election IS still more than 2 years away). So today I started him off with a real hard-hitting question…. “Governor, how do you pronounce your name?” His response (phonetically), “Pa-TAH-kee”. There you have it. Straight out of the horse’s mouth. Or elephant, in this case.
Here’s the release:
21st CENTURY FREEDOM PAC IOWA EXPANDS LEADERSHIP TEAM
16 New Members Join Team in Iowa
Urbandale, Iowa – Governor George E. Pataki, Honorary Chairman of 21st Century Freedom PAC Iowa, today announced that several new members have joined the PAC’s Iowa Leadership Team. Noreen F. Bush, who worked on the Iowa ’04 Victory Team, is the new Operations and Steve Sukup, business owner and former candidate for Governor, has been named Co-Chair of the Leadership Team. They join 14 new grassroots advisors to help the Governor’s get out the vote efforts for November.
“November is a very important election for Republicans in Iowa and across the nation,” said Governor Pataki. “To achieve victory, we need to work together to remind people of the core beliefs of our party: lower taxes, smaller government, a strong defense and individual freedom. Our Iowa Leadership Team has been working hard at that and with the addition of our new team members, we will be able to spread that message even farther.”
Earlier this week, Governor Pataki announced that Craig R. Schoenfeld has been named Executive Director of the 21st Century Freedom PAC Iowa. Mr. Schoenfeld will direct the PAC’s Get out the Vote program to elect Republicans across Iowa this fall.
Craig was a key member of George W. Bush’s 2000 Presidential Caucus Team, served as the Political Director of Iowa Victory 2000, and he was a key advisor to Bush-Cheney ’04.
These latest additions join existing Leadership Team members: Stew Iverson, former State Senate Majority Leader; Ed Failor, Jr., Executive Vice President of Iowans for Tax Relief; Loras Schulte, Benton County Republican Chairman; and JoEllen Hill, Republican campaign manager and activist.
Paid for by 21st Century Freedom PAC Iowa.
NEW MEMBERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY FREEDOM PAC’S IOWA LEADERSHIP TEAM:
Craig R. Schoenfeld, Executive Director, 21st Century Freedom PAC Iowa
Noreen F. Bush, PAC Operations Director
Steve Sukup, Leadership Team Co-Chair
Adrianne Branstad Polk County Activist,
Carole Chambers Polk County Activist, Business Leader
Sandy Harmel Cedar County Activist
Ann Hunter Polk County Activist
David Kepler Hamilton County Activist
Barb Knight Linn County Activist
Christine Hensley Des Moines City Council, Civic Leader
Steve Noah Former Executive Director, Republican Party of Iowa
Melissa Vander Plaats Polk County Activist
Kathy Potts Linn County Activist
Arlette Quinn Linn County Activist
Marc Ward Des Moines School Board President
Stephanie Wells Former Executive Director, Polk County Republican Party