Ari Fleischer

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Ari Fleischer is a Fox News contributor offering strategic communications and political analysis across Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network's daytime and primetime programming.

Fleischer is the president of Ari Fleischer Communications and Ari Fleischer Sports Communications, a company that offers strategic advice and communications training to sports organizations, athletes and various corporations.

Fleischer served as the White House press secretary to former President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003. During that historic period, Fleischer was the primary spokesperson during the presidential recount, September 11th, two wars and an anthrax attack. Prior to joining his administration, Fleischer held the position of senior communications adviser and spokesman for Bush’s presidential campaign beginning in 1999.

Before joining Bush’s campaign for president, Fleischer was the national spokesman for Elizabeth Dole's (R) presidential campaign during the 2000 election primary season. He previously worked as the communications director on the House Committee on Ways and Means after Republicans won the majority in Congress in 1994 and served as press secretary to Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) from 1989 to 1994.

A graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, Mr. Fleischer began his political career working as a press secretary on the congressional campaign of New York Republican candidate Jon Fossel and later was hired as press secretary to Rep. Norman Lent (R-NY). He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller, "Taking Heat: The President, the Press and My Years in the White House."

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