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Edward J. Rollins

Senior Presidential Fellow

Edward J. Rollins

Edward J. Rollins has long been considered one of America's premier political strategists and communication experts. He managed President Ronald Reagan's 49 state landslide reelection campaign in 1984, and has had major managerial roles in nine other Presidential campaigns.. Mr. Rollins has served in the administrations of four United States Presidents (Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Bush; 41) including serving two tours of duty at the highest level of the White House as Assistant to the President. He directed both the White House Office of Political Affairs and the White Office of Intergovernmental Affairs for President Reagan and was also President Reagan’s Deputy Chief of Staff in the second term. Mr. Rollins was the first non member of Congress to serve as the Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. He also was the Republican Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the California State Assembly. Mr .Rollins was inducted into the American Association of Political Consultants Hall of Fame in 2010. MR. Rollins has been a Senior Political analyst for CNN, CBS, and The Today show and has been a frequent television commentator for the last 25 years. In September 2009, he became a senior presidential fellow at Hofstra’s Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency.