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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.

Sarah Dolan – Executive Director

Sarah Dolan is a former Communications Director for America Rising Squared. She previously served in communications role with the National Restaurant Association and the Office of Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.). Prior to those roles, Dolan served as the Rapid Response Director for Governor Chris Christie’s presidential campaign. She joined Governor Christie’s communications team in Trenton, New Jersey in 2012 and served in several roles including Deputy Press Secretary and Research Director.

Dolan is a New Jersey native and earned her B.A. in journalism and political science from Northeastern University in Boston.

Samantha Cotten

Samantha Cotten is the Press Secretary at America Rising Squared (AR2). Cotten previously served as Communications Director for Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY). Prior to that, she was Communications Director for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and has served in various roles in Ohio politics.

Angelo Schildhauer

Angelo Schildhauer is a Research Analyst at America Rising Squared (AR2). Schildhauer previously worked as a field researcher in North Carolina after graduating from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

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