| Matthew Rhoades|
| Political consultant|
| February 3, 1975 (age 40) (1975-02-03) |
Syracuse University (B.A.)
George Washington University (M.A.)
Matt Rhoades Wikipedia
Matthew "Matt" Rhoades (born February 3, 1974) is an American political consultant and strategist for the Republican National Committee. In the 2000 presidential election, he worked as a research analyst for the Republican National Committee assisting in the Florida recount. In the 2004 presidential election, Rhoades was director of opposition research for the campaign to re-elect President George W. Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney. In the 2008 presidential bid of Mitt Romney, Rhoades was director of communications. Rhoades is cited as a pioneer in using less conventional outlets, such as the Drudge Report and America Rising, to influence the public image about candidates who oppose his clients. He was the manager of Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign for the presidency. Rhoades received his B.A. at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 1997 and his M.A. from the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University in 1999.