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Tim Phillips

AKA Timothy R. Phillips

Born: c. 1963

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: President, Americans for Prosperity

Pioneer in fake grassroots movements, called "astroturfing." The firm he co-founded, Century Strategies, counted among its clients Enron and Jack Abramoff. In the 2000 Virginia Republican primary, a "527" organization established by Phillips, "The Faith and Family Alliance", perpetrated robocalls and mass mailings proclaiming Stephen Martin the "only Christian in the contest." Martin's opponent, Eric Cantor, is Jewish. In 2006 his experiences from Century found Phillips named president of another factory of fake grassroots movements, Americans for Prosperity. Among their activities are the Tea Party movement, health care disorder at town hall meetings, defeating cigarette taxes, and opposition to attempts to slow down global warming.

Wife: Julia (four children)

    University: BA Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1985)

    Americans for Prosperity President (2006-)
    Century Strategies VP (1997-2006)
    Century Strategies Co-Founder (1997)
    Congressional Staff Chief of Staff to Rep. Bob Goodlatte (1993-97)
    Friends of Fred Thompson 8-Nov-2007 ($1000)
    Phi Beta Kappa Society

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