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Mr. Raymond B. Ruddy

Governor

Texas

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Background Information

Employment History

Vice Chairman

AssetWorks Inc

Chairman, Yahoo! Finance, Finance Home

Yahoo! Inc

Affiliations

Founder
Life Prizes

Member
The Compensation Committee

Education

B.S.

Economics

Holy Cross College

M.B.A.

Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania

Web References (140 Total References)


Barack Obama intensify, Raymond ...

www.theglobalreport.org [cached]

Barack Obama intensify, Raymond Ruddy, a multi-millionaire conservative Catholic who over the years has been more comfortable operating in the backrooms of conservative philanthropy, appears to be coming out of the closet.

Despite being a longtime contributor to a host of conservative "culture war" causes -- often relating to issues involving sexuality -- Ruddy hasn't made a lot of headlines.
However, his influence extends far beyond Google hits and press coverage.The president of the Boston-based Gerard Health Foundation and the vice chairman of the Board of Directors of Maximus, Inc. -- the giant services provider that pioneered welfare privatisation -- has committed himself big time to election year politics, turning up the heat on Obama.
He is also fronting a project aimed at damaging the effectiveness of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a well-known national provider of sexual and reproductive health services -- especially for poor and uninsured women -- that is often the target of anti-abortion protesters.
Ruddy has "close ties to the White House, federal health officials and Republican power brokers that date back to [President George W. Bush's] days as Texas governor," investigative reporter Mike Reynolds wrote in a May 2007 piece for The Nation titled "The Abstinence Gluttons".
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According to Reynolds, "Ruddy has leveraged his generous wallet and insider muscle to push an ultraconservative social agenda, enrich a preferred network of abstinence-only and antiabortion groups, boost profits for his company and line the pockets of his cronies -- all with taxpayer dollars."
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"Ray [Ruddy] is a rare leader who puts his money where his heart is, and he did much to win George Bush his presidency," Manuel Miranda, chairman of the conservative Third Branch Conference, told IPS.
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Although Miranda maintained that Ruddy's "small financial support to social conservative efforts is eclipsed by the applied wealth of [financier and philanthropist] George Soros and Hollywood," Ruddy now appears to be spearheading a campaign -- waged by a collection of Christian conservative organisations -- aimed at putting Planned Parenthood out of business.
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According to a recent report by OneNewsNow, a news service sponsored by Donald Wildmon's American Family Association, Ruddy is one of those "leading the call" for a federal investigation of Planned Parenthood claiming that the organisation "may have fraudulently charged the federal government millions of dollars".
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"Everybody, since Revolutionary times, has been billing the federal government at the cost -- that is the invoice cost to them, plus a fee," Ruddy explains.
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Ruddy has long had a cozy relationship with policy-makers in Washington.
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Ruddy retired as chairman of the company in August 2001 in order to "devote more time to his personal interests," Business Wire reported at the time.


Barack Obama intensify, Raymond ...

www.ipsnews.net [cached]

Barack Obama intensify, Raymond Ruddy, a multi-millionaire conservative Catholic who over the years has been more comfortable operating in the backrooms of conservative philanthropy, appears to be coming out of the closet.

Despite being a longtime contributor to a host of conservative "culture war" causes -- often relating to issues involving sexuality -- Ruddy hasn't made a lot of headlines.
However, his influence extends far beyond Google hits and press coverage.The president of the Boston-based Gerard Health Foundation and the vice chairman of the Board of Directors of Maximus, Inc. -- the giant services provider that pioneered welfare privatisation -- has committed himself big time to election year politics, turning up the heat on Obama.
He is also fronting a project aimed at damaging the effectiveness of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a well-known national provider of sexual and reproductive health services -- especially for poor and uninsured women -- that is often the target of anti-abortion protesters.
Ruddy has "close ties to the White House, federal health officials and Republican power brokers that date back to [President George W. Bush's] days as Texas governor," investigative reporter Mike Reynolds wrote in a May 2007 piece for The Nation titled "The Abstinence Gluttons".
...
According to Reynolds, "Ruddy has leveraged his generous wallet and insider muscle to push an ultraconservative social agenda, enrich a preferred network of abstinence-only and antiabortion groups, boost profits for his company and line the pockets of his cronies -- all with taxpayer dollars."
...
"Ray [Ruddy] is a rare leader who puts his money where his heart is, and he did much to win George Bush his presidency," Manuel Miranda, chairman of the conservative Third Branch Conference, told IPS.
...
Although Miranda maintained that Ruddy's "small financial support to social conservative efforts is eclipsed by the applied wealth of [financier and philanthropist] George Soros and Hollywood," Ruddy now appears to be spearheading a campaign -- waged by a collection of Christian conservative organisations -- aimed at putting Planned Parenthood out of business.
...
According to a recent report by OneNewsNow, a news service sponsored by Donald Wildmon's American Family Association, Ruddy is one of those "leading the call" for a federal investigation of Planned Parenthood claiming that the organisation "may have fraudulently charged the federal government millions of dollars".
...
"Everybody, since Revolutionary times, has been billing the federal government at the cost -- that is the invoice cost to them, plus a fee," Ruddy explains.
...
Ruddy has long had a cozy relationship with policy-makers in Washington.
...
Ruddy retired as chairman of the company in August 2001 in order to "devote more time to his personal interests," Business Wire reported at the time.


DIRECT enewsletter for Democrats

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One of the chief cooks is a media-shy 63-year-old Catholic multimillionaire, welfare privatizer and Republican donor named Raymond Ruddy.With close ties to the White House, federal health officials and Republican power brokers that date back to W.'s days as Texas governor, Ruddy has leveraged his generous wallet and insider muscle to push an ultraconservative social agenda, enrich a preferred network of abstinence-only and antiabortion groups, boost profits for his company and line the pockets of his cronies--all with taxpayer dollars.5.31.07 (6.18.07 issue) http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070618/reynolds


One of the chief cooks is ...

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One of the chief cooks is a media-shy 63-year-old Catholic multimillionaire, welfare privatizer and Republican donor named Raymond Ruddy.With close ties to the White House, federal health officials and Republican power brokers that date back to W.'s days as Texas governor, Ruddy has leveraged his generous wallet and insider muscle to push an ultraconservative social agenda, enrich a preferred network of abstinence-only and antiabortion groups, boost profits for his company and line the pockets of his cronies--all with taxpayer dollars.

Following the money swirling around Ruddy offers an eye-opening glimpse into the squalor at the heart of the abstinence-only project.
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Raymond Ruddy sits on the board of Maximus, a giant government services provider in Reston, Virginia, that pioneered welfare privatization.
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Ruddy joined Maximus in 1985 and went on to serve as its chairman of the board and as president of Maximus Consulting Group and its research division, the Center for Policy Studies and Surveys, which focuses on welfare and healthcare.Since 2001 he has also headed the Natick, Massachusetts-based Gerard Health Foundation, built on the $115 million retirement package he got from Maximus on resigning as chair in 2001 (he returned as vice chair in 2004) and still entirely funded by his and his wife Marilyn's charitable trust.Few outside the Bay State have heard of Gerard or Ruddy, even organizations that monitor the religious right.
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It just so happened that while Bush was pitching Goldsmith's dubious policies in New Hampshire and Indiana, Goldsmith was joining Ruddy on the board of directors of Maximus.
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In 2002 Ruddy called on former Republican National Committee chair Haley Barbour at the offices of his lobbying powerhouse, Barbour Griffith & Rogers, tasking his team to seek "increased funding for abstinence-only education programs."
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Ruddy also hired the Stanton Park Group, a lobbying outfit run by James "J.D." Derderian--a member, with Goldsmith, of the Bush transition team.
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As always, Ruddy returned the favor, putting his connections and financial muscle behind a Republican Party that was increasingly aligned with his ideological interests.In 2004 Ruddy began to mobilize his network of grantees for the coming elections, doing his part to implement Karl Rove's strategy of picking up 4 million evangelicals who had not gone to the polls in 2000.To achieve this, the Bush campaign created its own grassroots network among evangelical churches and religious-right nonprofits.Ruddy hired the Family Research Council's Donovan to put word out through antiabortion newsletters, promising Gerard grants to conservative charities that would develop ambitious voter registration drives.
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Ruddy put $172,000 into Redeem the Vote, a voter registration operation out of Montgomery, Alabama, targeting evangelical youth, and $117,916 into Life, Liberty and Family, an old antiabortion nonprofit.The latter donation went into a hardball anti-Kerry campaign, Your Catholic Voice, which attacked the Massachusetts Democrat for his prochoice politics in newspaper ads that ran across the country.He also maxed out his personal contribution to the Bush/Cheney ticket ($4,000) and spread more than $12,000 to the campaigns of select religious-right Republicans running for Congress, including Tom Coburn in Oklahoma and Billy Tauzin in Louisiana.For the 2006 midterms, Ruddy put hundreds of thousands into Common Sense Ohio, a Republican 527 that ran deceptive ads and conducted push-polling in seven states.
With all this campaign largesse, Raymond Ruddy's sights were never set just on channeling government contracts to Maximus.He was also pulling strings to advance his ideological agenda--and the small circle of Christian-right groups he most trusted to deliver on it.The Virginia-based Institute for Youth Development and the Medical Institute for Sexual Health (MISH) in Texas have long been among his favorites: Between 2002 and 2005, Gerard put $716,148 into the Institute for Youth Development (IYD) and more than $1 million into MISH.
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Over the past four years, Ruddy has dropped more than $700,000 into Heritage Community Services, a South Carolina network of crisis pregnancy centers that provide abstinence-only programs, making him the group's largest private donor.
With Barbour's and Derderian's firms greasing the wheels, Ruddy turned the federal government into a veritable matching fund for his grantees.
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Without oversight and defunding from Congress, the money will continue to flow for the next five years into Raymond Ruddy's extended family of antiabortion, anti-condom, anti-gay, abstinence-only Protestant evangelicals and Catholics--a radical consortium that threatens the health of millions.
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Brazos County Democrats: Daily News

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One of the chief cooks is a media-shy 63-year-old Catholic multimillionaire, welfare privatizer and Republican donor named Raymond Ruddy. With close ties to the White House, federal health officials and Republican power brokers that date back to W.'s days as Texas governor, Ruddy has leveraged his generous wallet and insider muscle to push an ultraconservative social agenda, enrich a preferred network of abstinence-only and antiabortion groups, boost profits for his company and line the pockets of his cronies--all with taxpayer dollars.

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