- Nathan Sproul
Nathan Sproul is a noted Republican strategist and political consultant for numerous campaigns. Sproul is currently the head of Lincoln Strategy Group, a national political consulting firm based in Arizona. He is a former leader of the Arizona Republican Party and the Arizona Christian Coalition. He has worked on the campaigns of many Republicans including Trent Franks, Andy Thomas, and Len Munsil.
Nathan and his wife Tiffani (née Smith) graduated from High School at Tri-City Christian Academy in Tempe, Arizona.
In 1997, as a member of the Arizona Christian Coalition, Sproul worked to end sex education.
He served as the Executive Director of the Arizona Republican Party from 1999-2002.
In 2004, he worked with the effort of removing the Arizona Clean Elections law formed in the spring by Representative Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican. The ballot initiative would have essentially repealed Arizona's Clean Elections campaign finance system. Sproul, was hired by No Taxpayer Money for Politicians to conduct a signature drive to get the anti-Clean Elections bill on the ballot. The initiative had an 84% validity rating (one of the highest in the state). It failed its single subject challenge, with Attorney Lisa Hauser representing the inititiative. http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/docket/civil/caseInfo.asp?caseNumber=CV2004-012699&x=83&y=9
Also during the 2004 election, it was alleged that Sproul's company had set up voter registration drives on their premises under the name America Votes, a name already claimed by a large, progressive organization. In an interview, Mr. Sproul states that his company sought to register Republicans, but that his employees were instructed to submit forms from anyone who asked to be registered, and that his company had submitted registrations from Democrats and Independents in other states. In Nevada, there were news reports that Sproul's employees had shredded Democratic registration forms and had been told to register only Republicans. Sproul in turn filed a defamation lawsuit against fired employee Eric Russell for his attempts at slander and purporting lies and allegations that were not in fact true.
According to a 2005 Baltimore Chronicle article, the Republican Party had paid Nathan Sproul $8,359,161, and alleged this is far more than what had been reported to the FEC.
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