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Giuliani Campaign Press Release - Former Bush Campaign Official Joins as Arizona State Chair

December 07, 2007

The Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee today announced that Lisa James will serve as Rudy's Arizona State Chair. James served as Arizona Executive Director of President George W. Bush's successful 2004 reelection campaign.

"Rudy is the strongest candidate to defeat the Democrats in the general election," said James. "He is a proven leader with proven executive experience and a track record of cutting taxes, reducing crime and turning a deficit into a surplus."

James filed official paperwork earlier today to place Rudy Giuliani's name on the Arizona Republican Primary ballot.

About Lisa James:

James began her career in politics working in the Illinois Legislature for State Representatives and Senators, as well as the Assistant Clerk of the House. She managed and worked on several campaigns in Illinois before moving to Washington, DC where she joined the Republican National Committee in the political department. She has worked as an advance representative for President George H.W. Bush and worked on the 1992 Bush/Quayle campaign.

In 2000, James was a member of the George W. Bush for President's Arizona Advisory Board. She served as the director of Arizona Victory 2000, where she was directly responsible for the management of all Victory 2000 efforts in Arizona.

In 2003, James was chairman of the No Taxpayer Dollars for Politicians Ballot Initiative. She also served as the Arizona executive director for Bush-Cheney ‘04. As executive director, she was responsible for all campaign efforts in Arizona. Recently, James served as the director of coalitions for Senator Kyl's 2006 re-election effort and served as the Arizona director for the GOP's Victory 2006 campaign.

Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani Campaign Press Release - Former Bush Campaign Official Joins as Arizona State Chair Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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