AKA Edward J. Rollins
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Party Affiliation: Republican
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: GOP political strategist
"You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising budget is big enough."
"In three decades as a political junkie, I never worked a more miserable, depressing, or rotten race than the 1994 Huffington Senate campaign. Compared to Michael and Arianna Huffington -- two of the most unprincipled political creatures I'd ever encountered -- Ross Perot had been St. Francis of Assisi."
After running Christine Todd Whitman's successful 1993 gubernatorial campaign, Rollins told Time magazine: "We went into black churches and we basically said to ministers who had endorsed Florio, 'Do you have a special project?' And they said, 'We've already endorsed Florio.' We said, 'That's fine -- don't get up on the Sunday pulpit and preach. We know you've endorsed him, but don't get up there and say it's your moral obligation that you go on Tuesday to vote for Jim Florio.'" Rollins recanted his story after the inevitable scandal it sparked.
Wife: Sherrie Sandy Rollins (estranged)
Daughter: Lily (adopted 1995)
High School: St. Vincent Ferrer High School, Vallejo, CA (1961)
University: AA, Vallejo Junior College, Vallejo, CA (1965)
University: San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
University: BA Political Science, California State University Chico (1968)
University: Washington University in St. Louis
American Express Consultant
Lockheed Martin Consultant
United Parcel Service Consultant
Reagan-Bush '84 Director
Greek Letter Society
Hernia Operation Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD (Feb-1988)
Irish Ancestry Maternal side
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
Art & Copy (27-Mar-2009) · Himself
Author of books:
Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms: My Life in American Politics (1996, memoir)
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