Former Ryan fundraisers launch firm

Two former fundraisers for retired Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanThe Hill's Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power Social security emerges as latest flash point in Biden-Sanders tussle Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti rips Sanders for 'inability to actually fight with bad actors' in party MORE (R-Wisc.) have launched their own firm to assist clients with fundraising.

Bridget Gribbin and Olivia McDonald, who co-founded Corcoran Strategies in December, were both deputy finance directors in Ryan’s political office. 

Ryan’s political operation raised over $200 million total since Nov. 2015, according to Corcoran Strategies’ announcement on Wednesday.

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The former Speaker’s fundraising prowess was evident when he raised over $70 million as of July for House Republicans in the 2018 cycle. He also broke the non-election year fundraising record for any House leader in 2017 when he raised over $44 million.

“Olivia and Bridget are two of the best at what they do,” Ryan said in the announcement. “Not only are they highly-skilled professionals who know the industry as well as anyone, but their work ethic and commitment to excellence are unmatched. I have been lucky to work with them over the past three years, and I have no doubt Corcoran Strategies’ clients will benefit tremendously from their capabilities and passion.”

Politico first reported the launch of Corcoran Strategies.

Gribbin was a finance manager for Ryan until she was promoted deputy finance director in Dec. 2016, a post she held for two years. She previously was the finance coordinator for Ryan’s predecessor, ex-Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerA time for war, a time for peace — and always a time to defend America Esper's chief of staff to depart at end of January Soleimani killing deepens distrust between Trump, Democrats MORE (R-Ohio), in his political office.

McDonald was the deputy finance director for three years and previously was BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerA time for war, a time for peace — and always a time to defend America Esper's chief of staff to depart at end of January Soleimani killing deepens distrust between Trump, Democrats MORE’s political office political action committee and member services manager. Before that, she worked for Story Partners and interned for Sen. Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrMarsha Blackburn shares what book she's reading during Trump Senate trial GOP senator provides fidget spinners to Senate colleagues at lunch Juan Williams: Counting the votes to remove Trump MORE (R-N.C.).