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Mr. Mike Shields

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RNC Chief of Staff

Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Washington D.C. , District of Columbia , United States
Republican National Committee
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  • George Mason University
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Republican National Committee (RNC) Organization 2013-14, Democracy in Action, 19 Feb 2015 [cached]
Chief of Staff Mike Shields
( announced Feb. 26, 2013) Shields was most recently politcal director at the NRCC, announced Dec. 14, 2010; he served as NRCC director of independent expenditures from March 2010 after starting as director of special projects in Jan. 2009. Previously chief of staff to Rep.
Reince Priebus Names Mike ..., 27 Feb 2013 [cached]
Reince Priebus Names Mike Shields as New RNC Chief of Staff
On Tuesday Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus named Mike Shields, currently the political director at the National Republican Congressional Committee, to serve as his new chief of staff, replacing the controversial Jeff Larson in that position.
Priebus stated that "Mike brings a wealth of political experience with him to the RNC, having worked on the Hill and in the field, for national committees and at the state level.
For his part, Shields emphasized his two decades of experience with the RNC. "I'm thrilled to return to the RNC, where I began my political career almost twenty years ago ," he said.
Shields is not well known outside the tight world of Republican political operatives, but Reagan biographer Craig Shirley told Breitbart News "if Shields learned his trade from Gingrich, who learned his trade from Reagan, then this is a good hire by the RNC."
Shields, however, brings little in the way of technology expertise to his new job. His entire career has been as a political operative and political staffer. A graduate of George Mason University, Shields worked at the RNC as an entry level staffer from 1994 to 1996. For the first six months of 1996 he was the communications director for the Virginia Republican Party. In July, 1966 he became communications director for the political office of then Speaker Newt Gingrich. From 1998 he worked for Gingrich at Gingrich Communications. In 2005 he became Chief of Staff for a Republican Congressman, and in 2009 he became director of special projects at the National Republican Congressional Committee. In 2012, as political director he headed up the NRCC's campaign division, which saw the Republican Party lose seven seats in the House of Representatives in the 113th Congress, down from the historic 240 seat majority delivered to it in the 112th Congress by the Tea Party in the tidal wave election of 2010.
"The Growth and Opportunity Project will make its recommendations to the Committee in March," Priebus said, "and Mike will be well-suited to guide their implementation.
Mr. Shields appointment as the new RNC chief of staff suggests he has Chairman Priebus' confidence he has the experience necessary to bridge the RNC's digital divide. The midterms in 2014 will give the first indication whether this confidence is justified.
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Reichert's chief of staff, ... [cached]
Reichert's chief of staff, Mike Shields, said last week that he has heard of no time frame on when the Bush administration would make its decision.
"We're encouraged by the trend," said ... [cached]
"We're encouraged by the trend," said Mike Shields, Reichert's campaign manager. Later mail-in ballots historically trend for Republicans, he said.
Reichert's spokesman, ..., 2 June 2008 [cached]
Reichert's spokesman, Mike Shields, said the mailers are a key way to keep in touch with people in the 8th Congressional District.
Shields said having the mailers look nice helps make sure people read them.
Shields said Reichert's office is using other ways to communicate with constituents, including e-mail and telephone town-hall meetings in which residents can call in and ask questions.
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