Supporters of Marco Rubio formed Conservative Solutions PAC to support his campaign for President in 2016. The committee is run by Warren Tompkins, a respected political strategist and veteran of seven Republican presidential primaries.
Support for Marco’s positive conservative vision and his potential presidential run is growing every day, and we are honored to help in that effort. This race will be won by the candidate with the best vision for where to take this nation and the resources to ensure that message is heard. Marco has the vision – few have laid out in as much detail where they’d like to lead this country – and we’re going to spend the next two years ensuring that the resources are there and used to effectively share that vision with voters.
J. WARREN TOMPKINS
Tompkins has had an enduring impact on GOP politics for nearly three decades. Highly regarded as a shrewd political strategist, his advice has been sought in local, state and national races. In 1980, Mr. Tompkins served as the Political Director for Reagan for President during the South Carolina Primary. His advice was so valued by the Reagan/Bush Campaign during the first Republican primary in South Carolina in 1980, that he was named Executive Director for the South Carolina Reagan/Bush Campaign for the general election. He later served in the same capacity for the 1984 re-election effort and as a strategist for the 1988 Bush Presidential campaign. In 1992, Mr. Tompkins served as the Senior Southern Advisor for the Bush/Quayle re-election campaign overseeing eleven states in the Southeast.
In 2000, Tompkins served as the Senior Advisor to George W. Bush’s presidential campaign and the Chief Strategist for South Carolina’s Presidential Primary. Bush’s victory in the South Carolina primary is credited to saving his bid for president and set off a series of victories solidifying his nomination. Tompkins also acted as Senior Advisor and Atlantic Region Chair to the Bush/Cheney successful re-election campaign in 2004 and the DeMint for U.S. Senate campaign in the same year. He is a currently a partner in First Tuesday Strategies, where he has consulted with Republican leaders such as Governor Mitt Romney and Senators Lindsay Graham and Jim DeMint.
Noted conservative strategist Jon Lerner will serve as media consultant and pollster for Conservative Solutions PAC. Lerner is the founder and principal of Red Sea, LLC and Basswood Research. Roll Call, National Journal, the Washington Post and others have recognized Lerner as one of the leading pollsters and political ad makers in the nation, having helped elect more than two dozen U.S. Senators, Members of Congress, and Governors. Lerner has been chief strategist, pollster and media consultant for the last four successful gubernatorial campaigns in South Carolina, and has served in the same role for Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Pat Toomey (R-PA). He recently served as pollster and strategist for the campaigns of Governors Bruce Rauner (R-IL) and Charlie Baker (R-MA).
Chris Mottola is a media consultant specializing in public affairs, politics and corporate marketing. His firm was founded in 1986. The New York Times has praised his “national reputation for winning.” ABC News called his work, “the best in the nation” and NBC called his ads against President Obama, “the most effective” of the cycle. His clients have ranged from President George W. Bush, Governor George Pataki, U.S. Senator John McCain, U.S. Senator Bob Dole, the Republican Governors Association, The National Republican Congressional Committee and the Republican National Committee. Mottola personally wrote, produced and directed the commercials during the past eight election cycles have won national awards for best internet spot, best presidential advertising, best foreign language spot, best congressional commercial and best ballot initiative ad. He has produced advertising for every Republican presidential campaign since 1996. He has lectured at Oxford University (Nuffield College), the World Affairs Council, is a political contributor to public radio and has been published in American Football Quarterly.
Jeff Sadosky, a communications strategist and veteran of multiple presidential campaigns, will also be advising the committee and directing communications efforts. Sadosky has more than a decade of experience working on Capitol Hill and on presidential, gubernatorial and senate campaigns, including President Bush’s reelection campaign, and John McCain’s and Fred Thompson’s presidential campaigns. Most recently, he has served as Communications Director for U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) after helping lead his successful Senate campaign in 2010, and as Managing Director of Communications for the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Earlier this month, Sadosky joined Forbes-Tate, a public policy consulting firm specializing in government relations and public affairs, as Senior Vice President.
Jon Graham, of Gula Graham, will lead the fundraising effort. Graham is the co-founder of Gula Graham formed in January of 2009. Gula Graham has raised more than $100 million for clients in both the House and Senate during the past 4 cycles. Clients of Gula Graham include Senators Kelly Ayotte (NH), Pat Toomey (PA), Mike Lee (UT), Tim Scott (SC), Ron Johnson (WI), Ben Sasse (NE), Richard Shelby (AL), Reps. Trey Gowdy (SC), Mick Mulvaney (SC), Jeff Duncan (SC), Tom Graves (GA), Marlin Stutzman (IN) and Ron DeSantis (FL). Prior to joining Mike Gula & Associates in 2006 as Vice President he served as the Finance Director for Congressman Chris Chocola’s (R-IN) for the 2004 and 2006 election cycle.
Adam Stoll is currently the president of media placement firm Target Enterprises and CEO of BASK Digital Media, a full service digital agency. Mr. Stoll is overseeing media placement and digital strategies for the PAC. Before joining Target and founding BASK, Mr. Stoll had a career working in both politics and the private sector. Stoll spent five years at Goldman Sachs & Company as a Vice-President in the Investment Banking Group. Mr. Stoll’s political experience includes working on a number of local, statewide, and national campaigns. In both 2004 and 2008, Mr. Stoll served as a Senior Advisor to the Republican National Convention. In 1996, Mr. Stoll served as Advertising Director for the Dole/Kemp campaign overseeing the entire national advertising program.
Mark Harris most recently served as the campaign manager for Senator Pat Toomey’s successful U.S. Senate campaign. In this role, Mark managed a staff of 15 and a budget of $18.7 million. Prior to Mark’s work on the Toomey campaign, he was an account executive at a national Republican political consulting firm and was a campaign manager for a top-tier congressional race in Scranton, Pennsylvania. As Partner at Cold Spark, Mark has served as a senior advisor to campaigns from municipal election to US Senate. In June of 2011, Mark was selected for the Rising Star class of 2011 by Campaigns and Elections magazine. Mark resides in Pittsburgh with his wife, Krista, and their 2 children.