The Researchers

by Robert Costa

Three youthful Republican consultants — Tim Miller, Joe Pounder, and former Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades — recently founded America Rising, a group dedicated to opposition research. In a podcast interview, Miller tells me that he and his colleagues want to battle the Democrats and sharpen the GOP’s messaging during the 2014 cycle. It won’t be easy, he says, but it’s critical for Republicans to do more outside of the RNC’s official infrastructure.