Patrick Ruffini

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Patrick Ruffini
Occupation Current CEO of Echelon Insights, a research, analytics, and digital intelligence firm[1]
Known for Political strategism[2] and blogging

Patrick Ruffini [3] is a Republican Party political strategist[2] and blogger in the United States. He is a founding partner and Chairman of Engage, LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based political media firm, and now runs the political research and intelligence firm, Echelon Insights[1]

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Ruffini grew up in France, Italy, and Greenwich, Connecticut, and graduated high school in 1996 from Greenwich High School.[4][5] He is a 2000 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and currently resides in the Washington, D.C. suburbs.[3][6]

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Ruffini began blogging in 2001, and has been a front-page contributor for RedState and Townhall.com. In the 2004 election, Ruffini served as webmaster for the Bush-Cheney campaign. Following the 2008 election, Ruffini co-authored the Rebuild the Party platform for Republican renewal.[7]

From 2005 to 2007, Ruffini served as eCampaign Director at the Republican National Committee (RNC).[8]

In 2007, Ruffini founded Engage, LLC, a political media firm.[9]

In 2008, he co-founded The Next Right, a forum for the youth conservative movement.[8] Reihan Salam wrote in Atlantic in 2008 that Ruffini "looks poised to become one of the most influential Republican political strategists of his generation."[10] He has authored a monthly "Digital Democracy" column for Townhall magazine, written for National Review, and appeared as a political analyst on Fox News Channel and C-SPAN's Washington Journal. Ruffini's analysis of emerging political trends has also appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, CNN, PBS MediaShift, and Newsweek.[11][self-published source?]

In 2009, Ruffini and Engage helped develop the online political strategy for the Bob McDonnell campaign, who won the 2009 Virginia gubernatorial election.[12] In 2010, Ruffini assisted on the Senate campaign of Scott Brown in the Massachusetts special election.[13][14]

In 2013, he was a signatory to an amicus curiae brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage in the United States during the Hollingsworth v. Perry case.[15]

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  1. ^ a b https://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/new-firm-aims-to-fix-the-chronic-republican-problem-of-bad-p
  2. ^ a b Harnden, Toby (January 11, 2010). "The most influential US conservatives: 100-81". The Telegraph. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Patrick Ruffini". Washington Post. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ Lightman, David (March 24, 1993). Constituents Cool To Clinton's Budget, Hartford Courant (report on 14-year-old Ruffini speaking at town hall in Greenwich for Congressman Chris Shays, criticizing the British health care system)
  5. ^ (4 August 1996). Campaign ‘96 - Web site of the week, The Spokesman-Review
  6. ^ Edsall, Thomas B. (September 23, 2008). "Rising Conservative Star Patrick Ruffini Riles The Right". Huffington Post. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  7. ^ Salam, Reihan (October 2008). Planting the Rightroots. The Atlantic. Retrieved on 2010-10-31.
  8. ^ a b Campaigns & Elections | Connecting all players in the world of politics. Politicsmagazine.com. Retrieved on 2010-10-31. Archived April 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "About Engage". Engage LLC (Official website). Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Planting the Rightroots". The Atlantic. October 2008. 
  11. ^ "Patrick Ruffini". Engage DC. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  12. ^ Judd, Nick (January 7, 2010). Springtime for Republican Political Technology?. TechPresident.com. Retrieved on 2010-10-31.
  13. ^ Ruffini, Patrick. (January 21, 2010). Lessons of the Mass. revolt: Feel the anger. NYPOST.com. Retrieved on 2010-10-31.
  14. ^ Salam, Reihan (January 20, 2010). Patrick Ruffini Matters, National Review
  15. ^ http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02/28/the-pro-freedom-republicans-are-coming-131-sign-gay-marriage-brief.html

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