Democrats Launch New Independent Expenditure, House Majority PAC
Democrats are launching today House Majority PAC, an independent expenditure-only committee, designed to help win back the House Majority for Democrats. The House Majority PAC is following in the footsteps of a predecessor organization, America’s Families First Action Fund. AFFAF made nearly $6 million in independent expenditures in the 2010 cycle.
“The House Majority PAC is committed to building a long-term organization that can take on the Republican outside groups in the battle for the House Majority,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of The House Majority PAC. “Our objective is to help the Democrats win back the House. We will hold Republican incumbents and candidates accountable for their policies that take our country in the wrong direction.”
The House Majority PAC is led by veterans of winning campaigns to take and keep the Democratic Majority in the House:
- Alixandria Lapp served as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Campaign Director 2005-2006, and then helped lead the Committee’s $65 million Independent Expenditure campaign as the Deputy Director. Ms. Lapp worked on Capitol Hill for nearly ten years, including serving as Rep. Adam Smith’s Chief of Staff and leading the communications efforts of the New Democrat Coalition, an organization of Members of Congress from swing districts. In 2003-2004, Ms. Lapp was the State Director for Senator John Kerry’s winning presidential caucus campaign in Washington State.
- Nicole Runge held various leadership positions at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee from 2003 – 2009. In the 2008 cycle she was Managing Director of Finance and Marketing. During this time she was responsible for planning, executing and raising all DCCC money, breaking all fundraising records for the committee at that time. Ms. Runge has also worked for a number of House Leadership Members, the DSCC, and several individual Senators.
- Ryan Rudominer most recently served as National Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. His four year tenure at the DCCC also included a position as theDCCC’s Midwest Regional Press Secretary where he developed and executed strategic communications plans for 25 highly targeted congressional campaigns that netted six Democratic congressional seats. Prior to his four-year tenure with the DCCC, Rudominer served as communications director for congressional candidate Joe Sestak, who in 2006 successfully defeated 20-year incumbent Curt Weldon. He also served as Congressman Steve Israel’s communications director for two years.