*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Correct The Record Launches as New Pro-Clinton SuperPAC
Washington, DC – Correct The Record, a project of American Bridge during the lead-up to presidential primary season, is splitting off from its parent group and registering with the Federal Elections Commission as a separate SuperPAC.
Brad Woodhouse, the President of American Bridge, is taking a leave from the group to become President of Correct The Record, a political research and communications war room. Burns Strider will continue in his role as senior adviser, focusing on high-level political outreach to Democratic organizations, campaigns, electeds and surrogates in Washington DC and in key states.
Jessica Mackler, currently COO of American Bridge, will be American Bridge’s new President replacing Woodhouse, David Brock, chairman of the group, announced.
“Correct The Record is a strong brand in its own right and now that Democrats are announcing their candidacies, it’s the right time to separate it from American Bridge, which focuses on opposition research on Republicans running for office,” Brad Woodhouse said. “Going forward, Correct the Record will work in support of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for President, aggressively responding to false attacks and misstatements of the Secretary’s exemplary record.”
“CTR has been essential over the past months. Now CTR is ready for the next phase and I’m confident it will be stronger than ever,” said Burns Strider. “David Brock continues to build the best research and rapid response teams in the business.”
Correct The Record, though a SuperPac, will not be engaged in paid media and thus will be allowed to coordinate with campaigns and Party Committees.
Correct The Record’s board of directors will be chaired by former Maryland Lt Gov Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who is stepping down from the American Bridge board.
Other directors include veteran political strategist James Carville; Freddy Balsera, national co-chair of the DNC’s Hispanic Leadership Council; Gonzalo Barrientos, Jr., a former Democratic member of the Texas State Senate; Sandy Roberston, founder of Francisco Partners and a leading technology investor; Susie Tompkins Buell, co-founder of Esprit and a leading political donor; Scott Miller, a Denver-based philanthropist, LGBT-rights advocate and board member of the Gill Foundation, and David Brock, Correct the Record’s founder.
Correct The Record is a strategic research and rapid response team designed to defend Hillary Clinton from right-wing, baseless attacks.