Ken Mehlman

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Kenneth Brian Mehlman (born August 21, 1966) is an American social entrepreneur and businessman.wikipedia
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Presidency of George W. Bush

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Mehlman held several national posts in the Republican Party and the George W. Bush Administration.
With a financial team led by Karl Rove and Ken Mehlman, Bush built up a commanding financial advantage over other prospective Republican candidates.

George W. Bush 2004 presidential campaign

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Mehlman managed Bush's 2004 re-election campaign, and was 62nd Chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2005–07.
His campaign manager was Ken Mehlman.

Republican National Committee

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Mehlman managed Bush's 2004 re-election campaign, and was 62nd Chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2005–07. Mehlman was Bush's choice to replace Ed Gillespie as the chair of the Republican National Committee and was elected to the post on January 19, 2005.

Michael DuHaime

One of his top deputies, RNC political Director Michael DuHaime, announced in December 2006 that he would become campaign manager for Rudy Giuliani's 2008 presidential campaign.
He is a protégé of Republican National Chairman Ken Mehlman, and Terry Nelson.

Mike Duncan

He was succeeded by Mike Duncan and Mel Martinez.
He was elected in January 2007, replacing Ken Mehlman, and served until January 30, 2009, when he withdrew from renomination to the chairmanship.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

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Prior to joining KKR, Mehlman spent a year as an attorney and partner at law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

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He serves as a member, global head of public affairs, and co-head of KKR global impact at investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.

David Plouffe

On January 10, 2017, Mark Zuckerberg announced on Facebook that Mehlman and David Plouffe would be joining the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
He'll lead a bipartisan policy board alongside Ken Mehlman where they'll announce policy members and work to find opportunities to work with the government.

George W. Bush 2000 presidential campaign

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Mehlman served as field director for the 2000 presidential campaign of George W. Bush.

Ed Gillespie

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Mehlman was Bush's choice to replace Ed Gillespie as the chair of the Republican National Committee and was elected to the post on January 19, 2005.

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He appointed Ken Mehlman as campaign manager, and Karl Rove devised a political strategy.

2002 New Hampshire Senate election phone jamming scandal

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A Democratic analysis of phone records introduced at the 2005 criminal trial of James Tobin, the Northeast political director for the RNC in 2002, shows that Mehlman made 115 outgoing calls – mostly to the same number in the White House office of political affairs – between September 17 and November 22, 2002, when the office of political affairs was headed by Mehlman.
In 2002, that office was headed by Ken Mehlman, who later became the chair of the Republican National Committee.

Mel Martínez

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He was succeeded by Mike Duncan and Mel Martinez.

Social entrepreneurship

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Kenneth Brian Mehlman (born August 21, 1966) is an American social entrepreneur and businessman.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

In January 2017 Mehlman announced that he would act as chairman of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Policy Advisory Board.

Republican Party (United States)

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Mehlman held several national posts in the Republican Party and the George W. Bush Administration.

Coming out

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In 2010, Mehlman came out as gay in an interview with journalist Marc Ambinder, making him one of the few prominent openly gay figures in the Republican Party.

Gay

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In 2010, Mehlman came out as gay in an interview with journalist Marc Ambinder, making him one of the few prominent openly gay figures in the Republican Party.

Marc Ambinder

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In 2010, Mehlman came out as gay in an interview with journalist Marc Ambinder, making him one of the few prominent openly gay figures in the Republican Party.

Same-sex marriage

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After coming out, Mehlman advocated for the recognition of same-sex marriage.

KPMG

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His father was director of MuniMae and a former partner at KPMG, for which he was the head of the firm's auditing department in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.

Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area

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His father was director of MuniMae and a former partner at KPMG, for which he was the head of the firm's auditing department in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.

Lobbying

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Mehlman's brother, Bruce, works as a lobbyist at Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Mehlman received his undergraduate degree in 1988 from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he became a member of Phi Kappa Tau's Xi chapter.