By The Hill Staff - 10/13/09 12:03 AM EDT
Members of Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s (R) host committee, according to an invitation obtained by The Hill
Brian Brooks — Head of the D.C. office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Chairman, Federalist Society’s class action subcommittee.
Alex Conant — Former press secretary, Republican National Committee, and Pawlenty’s political spokesman.
Boris Epshteyn — Political consultant based in New York City and frequent contributor to Fox News.
Bo Harmon — Campaign veteran who ran Sen. Saxby Chambliss’s (R-Ga.) 2002 race. Runs Response America, a leading voter contact firm, and headed John McCain’s 2008 microtargeting effort.
Douglas Holtz-Eakin — Former director of the Congressional Budget Office and the top economic policy adviser for McCain’s 2008 campaign.
Liz Mair — Vice president, Hynes Communications and director of online communications at the Republican National Committee (RNC) in 2008.
Loren Monroe — A principal at BGR Government Affairs and former lobbyist at Cassidy & Associates. Serves on the Republican Governors Association’s national finance committee.
Phil Musser — Former executive director, Republican Governors Association. Was an adviser to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s (R) campaign in 2008.
Terry Nelson — An Iowa native who was political director for President Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign. Briefly ran McCain’s 2008 campaign before being fired in a staff shakeup in July 2007.
Patrick Ruffini — Part of Pawlenty’s Web team and a partner at Engage, a prominent Web consulting firm in Washington. Was the RNC’s eCampaign director from 2005 to 2007.
Jason Roe — Former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Tom Feeney (R-Fla.) and campaign manager for Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.). Now a partner at the Federal Strategy Group.
Jon Seaton — Regional campaign manager for McCain’s 2008 efforts in key Midwestern states and a former regional political director at the RNC.
Randy Scheunemann — Chief foreign policy adviser to McCain’s 2008 campaign and a close ally of columnist Bill Kristol. Helped Sarah Palin prepare for her vice presidential debate in 2008.
Sara Taylor — President George W. Bush’s political director after Karl Rove’s departure. One of Pawlenty’s earliest hires, she runs BlueFront Strategies.