What is
America Rising PAC?

America Rising PAC was founded in Spring 2013 for the sole purpose of exposing the truth about Democrats through video tracking, research, and strategic communications. We have uncovered countless instances of Democratic hypocrisy and taken action to hold them accountable.

With your support, we can add to the list of Democrats we are tracking and continue to rack up more wins for Republicans. We are donor-supported and contributions from people like you allow us to continue our work. If you have any feedback or tips that can help us hold Democrats accountable, write us anytime. To keep up with our latest updates, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Our Team

Cassie Smedile, Executive Director

Cassie Smedile is Executive Director of America Rising PAC. Cassie brings more than thirteen years of communications experience to America Rising. She joins the team after serving concurrent roles as the Deputy Communications Director and National Press Secretary at the Republican National Committee. Prior to working at the RNC, she spent ten years on Capitol Hill in communications capacities in both the Senate and House, including Communications Director roles for Senator Todd Young (R-IN) and Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07) in addition to other offices.

A proud native of Kansas City, Missouri, Cassie graduated from Marquette University with a degree in Broadcast Communication and a minor in Political Science.

Joe Gierut, Communications Director

Joe Gierut is the Communications Director at America Rising PAC. Gierut previously served as the Communications Director for Rep. John Faso (R-NY). Prior to that, he was the Press Secretary for Senator Todd Young and was a part of the communications team on Sen. Young’s successful 2016 campaign for U.S. Senate.

Gierut is from the southwest Chicago suburbs and graduated from the University of Dayton in 2013 followed by graduating with a Masters Degree from American University.

Whitney Robertson, National Press Secretary

Whitney Robertson is a National Press Secretary at America Rising PAC. Whitney joins America Rising after working as an Assistant Press Secretary on the Trump campaign. Prior to the campaign, she worked on Capitol Hill as Press Secretary for Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04).

Kristen Bennett, House Press Secretary

Kristen Bennett is the House Press Secretary at America Rising PAC. Kristen joins America Rising after working as the Press Secretary for former Congressman Lou Barletta’s campaign for governor in Pennsylvania. Prior to the campaign, she worked as Kirk Cox’s campaign for governor in Virginia and a Deputy Press Secretary on the Republican National Committee’s Regional Team.

Bennett is a native of Richmond, Virginia and received her B.A. in Political Science from Christopher Newport University.