A former White House Press Secretary from the current Bush administration...

Ari Fleischer

As former White House press secretary and assistant to the president, Ari Fleischer was the primary spokesperson for President Bush and delivered the daily White House briefings from 2001 to 2003. He previously served as the senior communications advisor and spokesman for the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign.

Prior to joining Governor Bush’s campaign, Mr. Fleischer was the national spokesman and communications director for Elizabeth Dole’s presidential campaign. Mr. Fleischer was hired by the House Committee on Ways and Means after Republicans took control of the Congress in November 1994. As communications director there, Mr. Fleischer was the House of Representative’s principal staff spokesman on issues relating to taxes, Medicare, Social Security, welfare and international trade. He also served as press secretary to New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici from 1989 to 1994.

From 1983 to 1989, Fleischer served as press secretary to two members of Congress from New York and worked on several political campaigns, including 2 ½ years as a field director at the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Mr. Fleischer is a native of Pound Ridge, New York, and a 1982 graduate of Vermont’s Middlebury College. Now president of his own firm, Ari Fleischer Communications, he resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Becki.

"For the first two years of the current Bush administration, he delivered the daily news briefs to reporters. Please welcome former White House Press Secretary..."

2004 Power Players Week winner (2004-05-12).

Charity: the March of Dimes.

Ari appeared in the following archived game:
#4543, aired 2004-05-12 Ari Fleischer vs. Ashleigh Banfield vs. Aaron Brown 2004 Power Players Week game 3. From Washington, D.C.

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