Calif.’s Dunsmore to take Rudy’s $$$ reins

dunsmore.jpgThe 2008 presidential campaign of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani announced today that Anne Dunsmore — the founder, chair and CEO of Santa Monica-based Capital Campaigns — will become its deputy campaign manager for finance, overseeing fundraising strategies and activities.

“Anne brings a tremendous amount of experience to our campaign and will be a valuable asset to us as we continue to build upon the strong support for Rudy across the country. She is a great addition to our finance team,” campaign manager Michael DuHaime said in a news release.

Dunsmore, of Tarzana, has raised more than $2 billion for more than 500 political and non-profit clients over the last 27 years, including the Republican National Committee; both of President George W. Bush’s presidential campaigns and his first inaugural; the National Republican Senatorial Committee; Progress for America; and the Republican Governor’s Association.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.