February 23, 2015
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Announces Research Director and Deputy
WASHINGTON – Today, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus announced that Raj Shah will serve as RNC Research Director for the 2016 election cycle.“I’m pleased to announce that Raj Shah is returning to the RNC as our new Research Director and Deputy Communications Director.” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “Raj will take the helm of a top-notch Research Department as we prepare to defeat Hillary Clinton and the Democrats in 2016 and to hold them accountable for their records. Raj is the expert on the subject of all things Clinton, and his expertise will be an asset to our party.
“I want to extend my sincere thanks to outgoing Research Director Kris Anderson. He led our Research Department to new heights during the 2014 cycle, putting Democrats on defense across the country, while shining a spotlight on the hypocrisy and failures of the Obama administration. We’ll miss him, and we wish him the best.”
“We’re excited to have Raj join the team. He's an accomplished researcher with a wealth of experience, the right instincts, and the keen eye that makes for a successful Research Director,” said RNC Communications Director and Chief Strategist Sean Spicer.
“Americans cannot afford a third term of the Obama administration, but that’s exactly what we’ll get if another Democrat wins the White House in 2016,” said Raj Shah. “RNC Research will ensure that the American people will be informed of the facts, the failures of Democrat leadership, and the Clintons’ long history of lies, shady dealings and distortions."
Raj Shah most recently served as Co-Founding Partner and Managing Director of America Rising LLC, where he developed the organization’s Hillary Clinton opposition research book. He previously served as a Deputy Research Director at the RNC during the 2012 presidential election cycle. A graduate of Cornell, he has also worked on Senate and presidential campaigns and served in the Office of Presidential Personnel during the administration of President George W. Bush.