Ed Gillespie is a founder and cochairman of Quinn Gillespie & Associates, a bipartisan public affairs firm that provides strategic counsel, government relations, and communications services to corporations, trade associations, and issue-based coalitions. He was a principal drafter of the 1994 "Contract with America" and editor of the New York Times bestseller by the same name. One of the most prominent and successful strategists in the Republican Party, he was general strategist for Elizabeth Dole's 2002 Senate campaign, and was a top aide to former House Majority Leader Dick Armey of Texas and former RNC chairman Haley Barbour, now governor of Mississippi. Gillespie served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2003 to 2005.
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