Randy Scheunemann

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Randy Scheunemann is a foreign policy and national security analyst, and political consultant identified with neoconservatism and the U.S. Republican Party. In 2001, he founded the consultancy, Orion Strategies LLC.

He is a member, Committee for the Present Danger and on the Boards of Directors of the U.S. Committee on NATO and its replacement, the Project on Transitional Democracies, and the International Republican Institute, which is part of the National Endowment for Democracy.

Previously he was founder and President of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, and director, Project for the New American Century.

He was Defense and Foreign Policy Coordinator for the McCain 2000"presidential campaign, senior adviser to Republican Presidential Candidate Bob Dole and served on the 1996 Republican Platform Committee. Previously, National Security Adviser to Senate Republican and Majority Leaders Bob Dole and Trent Lott from 1993-99. Before that, he was a staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the House Republican Policy Committee.


Orion's clients include the Republic of Georgia, [1] and Sarah Palin. The Emergency Committee for Israel uses Orion's mailing address.

In 2010, Scheunemann announced the hiring of Michael Goldfarb as senior vice president of communications. “Orion Strategies is fortunate to bring on board one of the most energetic and talented young communicators in Washington.” Goldfarb came from a full-time position at the Weekly Standard and will remain an occasional contributor.[1]

Goldfarb, working for Keep America Safe, told Newsweek, in October 2009, that it planned to radio and Web ads attacking the president in the home districts of vulnerable Democratic congressmen. He said it will "drill down" on Guantánamo, focusing on the idea that Obama Administration policies could let the accused terrorists walk free in the districts. Goldfarb said these would become television ads as the 2010 U.S. Congressional election came closer. [2] Goldfarb is an adviser to the Emergency Committee for Israel, of which William Kristol is a cofounder; Kristol, the dean of neoconservatives, also is a cofounder of Keep America Safe.[3]