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February 3, 1975
|Alma mater||Syracuse University (B.A.)
George Washington University (M.A.)
Matthew "Matt" Rhoades (born February 3, 1975) is an American political consultant and strategist for the Republican National Committee. In the 2000 presidential election, he worked as a research analyst for the Republican National Committee assisting in the Florida recount. In the 2004 presidential election, Rhoades was director of opposition research for the campaign to re-elect President George W. Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney. In the 2008 presidential bid of Mitt Romney, Rhoades was director of communications. Rhoades is cited as a pioneer in using less conventional outlets, such as the Drudge Report, to influence the public image about candidates who oppose his clients. He was the manager of Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign for the presidency. Rhoades received his B.A. at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 1997 and his M.A. from the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University in 1999.
- "Matt Rhoades: Executive Director at Free & Strong America PAC". The Washington Post. July 17, 2012. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
- Jim Rutenberg (October 22, 2007). "Clinton Finds Way to Play Along With Drudge". The New York Times. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
- Jason Horowitz (November 20, 2011). "Matt Rhoades, Romney campaign's under-the-radar chief". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
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