America Rising cofounder Joe Pounder joins Marco Rubio campaign


America Rising president and cofounder Joe Pounder is joining Marco Rubio’s campaign as a senior adviser.

Founded after the 2012 presidential election, America Rising PAC became one of the leading Republican oppo-research firms, serving as an alternative to American Bridge PAC, its Democratic counterpart. Pounder also worked on Rubio’s 2010 Senate campaign.

“As one of its co-founders, America Rising wouldn’t be where it is today without the tireless work of Joe Pounder,” said America rising chair Matt Rhoades to the National Review. “Joe is the hardest-working operative in politics today, and Senator Rubio is lucky to have him back. America Rising’s neutrality in the Republican primary remains unchanged, and so does our core mission: defeating Secretary of Clinton and Democrats everywhere to maintain our GOP majorities in congress.”


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