John Raese Announces Campaign Manager
Today, Republican senate candidate John Raese announced that campaign veteran Bob Adams will serve as the Raese for Senate Campaign Manager.
Bob Adams is the Capitol Hill Liaison for TheTeaParty.Net. He is also the founder and chief strategist of PresidentDowngrade.com, America’s grass-roots Super PAC. In July 2009, Adams helped launch the League of American Voters. As the group’s executive director, Adams teamed-up with Dick Morris, the famous FOX News political analyst, to lead a national campaign to defeat Obamacare. Under his leadership, the League quickly took Washington by storm as a highly-influential, grassroots powerhouse with over 400,000 individual members nationwide. Adams left the League to start PresidentDowngrade.com in early 2012.
“I am thrilled that someone of Bob’s skills and character was available and willing to join my campaign,” John Raese said. “His experience, dedication and determination are just what our campaign needs and I am very much looking forward to working with him.”
Over the past two decades, Bob Adams has developed a rich history of involvement in conservative politics. He began his career as a press assistant to Congressman J.C. Watts, Jr, during the historic “Republican Revolution” of 1994. He later worked for the National Center for Public Policy Research and the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. In 2000, Adams served as Communications Director and a Senior Aide to Republican Presidential Candidate Patrick J. Buchanan.
“John Raese is a great man and a great candidate who always puts the needs of West Virginians first,” Bob Adams said. “West Virginians have an excellent opportunity to take our country back this November. Joe Manchin has repeatedly said one thing in West Virginia and done another when he is in Washington. This election we have a choice: do we want to re-elect Joe Manchin and Barack Obama and continue our downward spiral? Or do we want a new senator for West Virginia and a new president so we can get a new result? The stakes are high and I am thrilled to be a part of such a great campaign working to elect such an excellent candidate.”
In the closing days of the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election, Adams worked for the Republican National Committee as a member of the Communications Team under Chairman Jim Nicholson. Throughout the Bush Presidency, Adams served in the Office of Public Affairs for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a national membership organization of conservative state legislators.
In 2004, Adams was elected statewide by West Virginia Republicans as a Delegate to the Republican National Convention, and served as the GOP’s nominee for State Treasurer.
In 2008, Adams lost a tightly-contested race as a candidate for the West Virginia Senate by 200 votes out of nearly 54,000. A testament to his sharp political skills, he nearly pulled-off an upset in a traditionally Democratic state in what was a disastrous election year for Republicans nationwide.
Bob Adams is an advisory board member for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), one of the “Big Four” historic civil rights groups in America. He is a founding board member of Birthright of Charlestown, a member of the Board of Governors for the Council for National Policy, and a member of the Shepherd University MBA Advisory Council. He resides in Kearneysville, West Virginia with his wife Allison and their four children.