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About Us

America Rising Squared (AR2) is a 501(c)(4) organization focused on advancing conservative principles through cutting-edge research, rapid response communications, a nationwide tracking network, and digital platforms.

AR2 is dedicated to promoting the principles of freedom, limited government, free enterprise, and a strong national security, and pushing back against big government liberal policies and the special interests that support them.

AR2 is a unique platform for engaging in the public policy debate – combining issue, investigative, and field research, rapid response communications, a “war room” for comprehensive media monitoring, a nationwide video tracking network, as well as digital platforms and social media operations.

Since its launch in 2014, AR2 launched a series of initiatives:

CoreNews  – Holding the Environmentalist Left accountable for their hypocrisy and extremism

CoreNews Texas – Pushing back on the national Environmentalist Left’s efforts to end fossil fuel production in the Lone Star State

Labor and the “Fight for $15” – Exposing big labor’s job-killing “Fight for $15” minimum wage campaign and the Obama Administration’s assault on free enterprise through the radical actions of its NLRB and Labor Department

Supreme Court Vacancy – After the passing of Justice Scalia, AR2 has helped lead the opposition to President Obama’s attempt to cement his liberal legacy with another Supreme Court appointment

Missouri Rising – AR2’s first state initiative focused on Right to Work and other key issues in the Show Me State

Who we are

Brian Rogers, Executive Director: Brian Rogers is Executive Director of America Rising Squared (AR2). Prior to joining AR2, Rogers served as Communications Director to U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), and previously served as Deputy Communications Director and Research Director for McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, and held senior communications and opposition research roles on multiple statewide campaigns across the country, at the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Jeremy Adler, Communications Director: Jeremy Adler is Communications Director of America Rising Squared (AR2). He previously served as a regional press secretary for Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign. Before that, he worked as a member of America Rising’s Senate research team and also was a part of Scott Brown’s 2014 New Hampshire Senate campaign.

Jared Wheeler, Research Director: Jared Wheeler is Research Director of America Rising Squared (AR2). Wheeler previously served as Deputy Research Director at the Republican National Committee. Earlier in his career, he worked in the U.S. House of Representatives, the National Republican Congressional Committee and VA Victory.

Chris Simone, Research & Policy Analyst: Chris Simone is the Research & Policy Analyst of America Rising Squared (AR2). Previously, he held positions at the U.S. Consulate General in Milan, Italy, and the U.S. House of Representatives. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in Political Management from The George Washington Graduate School Of Political Management.