Former Ryan fundraisers launch firm

Two former fundraisers for retired Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanDebate with Donald Trump? Just say no Ex-Trump adviser says GOP needs a better health-care message for 2020 Liz Cheney faces a big decision on her future 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.

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 BoehnerLiz Cheney faces a big decision on her future NBC's Kelly O'Donnell tears up over video celebrating 25 years at network Boehner: 'I wouldn't bother' with primary challenge to Trump if I were Kasich MORE (R-Ohio), in his political office.

McDonald was the deputy finance director for three years and previously was BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerLiz Cheney faces a big decision on her future NBC's Kelly O'Donnell tears up over video celebrating 25 years at network Boehner: 'I wouldn't bother' with primary challenge to Trump if I were Kasich 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 BurrOvernight Defense: Congressional leaders receive classified briefing on Iran | Trump on war: 'I hope not' | Key Republican calls threats credible | Warren plan targets corporate influence at Pentagon Key Republican 'convinced' Iran threats are credible Congressional leaders receive classified Iran briefing MORE (R-N.C.).