About The NRCC’s Red Zone
The NRCC will continue to play offense in 2014 and this will be most evident in the NRCC’s Red Zone, which is comprised of the districts represented by the most vulnerable Democrat incumbents. These Democrat targets are trying to fool their fans by sitting in (Bush/McCain/Romney) districts, but we continue to close in on victory. We came very close last season to defeating these members, falling just a few yards short as the clock ticked 0:00. These have been some of the strongest defensive players in recent history but our offense is better than ever and driving toward their red zone. Our playbook is ever changing to keep these liberal members on defense and with the 12th man (the American people) on our side, turnovers will be high in the NRCC’s Red Zone come November 2014.
Meet the Red Zone Team
Head Coach: Annie Kelly – Regional Political Director
Annie most recently managed Congressman Tom Latham’s successful campaign in IA-03, one of only two member vs. member races in the country. She is also a veteran of Governor Tim Pawlenty’s political organization, working as Deputy State Director for his Iowa campaign, Operations Director for his PAC, and Deputy Campaign Manager for his 2006 reelection. Her extensive campaign experience also includes working as a Senior Associate at BlueFront Strategies.
Daniel Scarpinato – National Press Secretary
A native Arizonan, Daniel Scarpinato started his career as a reporter for the Arizona Daily Star, covering the campaigns of notables including John McCain, Janet Napolitano and Gabrielle Giffords. He later served as editor of the politically influential Yellow Sheet Report. After making the leap to politics, Daniel worked on a number of congressional and local races. Before joining the NRCC in 2011 as Western Regional Press Secretary, Daniel was Director of Communications for the Republican Majority in the Arizona House of Representatives.
Katie Prill – Regional Press Secretary
Katie is beginning her second cycle as a Regional Press Secretary for the NRCC. Before her time at the committee, she served as Communications Director for West Virginia Congressman David McKinley. As a native Michigander, Katie got her start in politics working as Communications Director for a home state gubernatorial campaign and has since worked as Communications Director on senatorial and congressional races across the United States.
Ian Prior – Regional Press Secretary
Ian is in his first cycle as a Regional Press Secretary for the NRCC after working as Campaign Manager for Brendan Doherty for Congress in Rhode Island. Prior to getting involved in politics, Ian was a successful trial attorney in Providence, Rhode Island and Boston Massachusetts.
Alleigh Marré – Regional Press Secretary
Prior to joining the NRCC, Alleigh was the Press Secretary for Senator Scott Brown’s re-election campaign in Massachusetts. Alleigh also worked on the 2010 Massachusetts Senate special election and the 2010 gubernatorial race in Connecticut. Before her work in politics, Alleigh worked in Healthcare public relations for Waggener Edstrom Worldwide and specialized in communications for startup companies at BIGfish Communications.