Floyd Brown

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Floyd Gregory Brown (born March 10, 1961) is an American author, speaker, and media commentator.wikipedia
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The Western Journal

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Brown founded the news website Western Journalism in 2008.
The site was founded by political consultant Floyd Brown in 2008.

Citizens United (organization)

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Brown is noteworthy for founding Citizens United in 1988 and for his introduction of the "Willie Horton" television ad during the Bush-Dukakis presidential race.
The Political Action Committee (PAC) Citizens United was founded in 1988 by Floyd Brown, a longtime Washington political consultant.

Opposition research

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Brown in his early career worked as a political consultant and conducted opposition research for political campaigns.
The now-infamous “Willie Horton” TV ads crafted by Floyd Brown helped turn voters away from Dukakis and towards the Republican, although Atwater and Bush were protected by plausible deniability because Brown's ads were independently funded and produced.

Olympia High School (Olympia, Washington)

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He graduated from Olympia High School in Olympia, Washington in 1979, and from the University of Washington.

Willie Horton

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Brown is noteworthy for founding Citizens United in 1988 and for his introduction of the "Willie Horton" television ad during the Bush-Dukakis presidential race.
Beginning on September 21, 1988, the Americans for Bush arm of the National Security Political Action Committee (NSPAC), under the auspices of Floyd Brown, began running a campaign ad entitled "Weekend Passes", using the Horton case to attack Dukakis.

David Bossie

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Campbell Brown attributed the Flowers ad to David Bossie rather than Floyd Brown, prompting Citizens United to threaten a lawsuit, and to distinguish between its activities, and those of Floyd Brown, the "true" author of the Flowers ad.
Bossie is also the author of the 2008 publication Hillary: the Politics of Personal Destruction and co-author of the 2000 release Prince Albert: the Life and Lies of Al Gore with Floyd Brown.

David Hale (Whitewater)

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Brown was contacted by David Hale, a municipal judge facing indictment for fraud, then functioning as a paid informant for the FBI.

USA Radio Network

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He is formerly the CEO of USA Radio Network.

Political consulting

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Brown in his early career worked as a political consultant and conducted opposition research for political campaigns.

Television advertisement

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Brown is noteworthy for founding Citizens United in 1988 and for his introduction of the "Willie Horton" television ad during the Bush-Dukakis presidential race.

1988 United States presidential election

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Brown is noteworthy for founding Citizens United in 1988 and for his introduction of the "Willie Horton" television ad during the Bush-Dukakis presidential race.

Industrial Workers of the World

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The son of a sawmill worker, and the grandson of a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, Brown grew up in the Pacific Northwest in a family of Democrats with 100-year-old roots in the area.

Pacific Northwest

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The son of a sawmill worker, and the grandson of a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, Brown grew up in the Pacific Northwest in a family of Democrats with 100-year-old roots in the area.

Olympia, Washington

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He graduated from Olympia High School in Olympia, Washington in 1979, and from the University of Washington.

University of Washington

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He graduated from Olympia High School in Olympia, Washington in 1979, and from the University of Washington.

Bachelor's degree

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He holds a bachelor's degree in economics.

Economics

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He holds a bachelor's degree in economics.

United States Military Academy

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He was appointed to, but chose to leave, the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Ronald Reagan

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Brown credits meeting Ronald Reagan at a Masonic Temple in 1976 for sparking his interest in politics when he was fifteen years old.

Masonic Temple

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Brown credits meeting Ronald Reagan at a Masonic Temple in 1976 for sparking his interest in politics when he was fifteen years old.

The Washington Times

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In 1992, Brown was quoted in the Washington Times:

Clarence Thomas

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Several Brown-organized campaigns have been studied for their effectiveness; these include the effort to secure the confirmation of Judge Clarence Thomas, and the independent campaigns against Michael Dukakis and Bill Clinton.

Michael Dukakis

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Several Brown-organized campaigns have been studied for their effectiveness; these include the effort to secure the confirmation of Judge Clarence Thomas, and the independent campaigns against Michael Dukakis and Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton

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Several Brown-organized campaigns have been studied for their effectiveness; these include the effort to secure the confirmation of Judge Clarence Thomas, and the independent campaigns against Michael Dukakis and Bill Clinton.

Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination

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Brown and Citizens United worked on behalf of the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court.