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Former Special Assistant, Office of Lands and Minerals Management

Christine Bauserman formerly worked as a “special assistant… in the office of the assistant secretary for lands and minerals and often attended policy briefings with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.” She resigned from her position at Interior on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 “after her social media activity was revealed by CNN.” A “search of her social media accounts revealed that she routinely shared conspiracy theories, false statements and racially tinged comments about Muslims and African Americans.”

Before working at Interior, Christine Bauserman ran industry groups in Arizona while trying to kill Medicaid expansion. She also hurled insults at a city councilman, when the political action committee she co-chaired ran robocalls calling him “‘a crooked politician and a sexual predator.'” Bauserman also worked as a political consultant for GOP candidates for the Arizona Legislature, before working as the Arizona regional field director for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Sources:[Scott Streater, “Trump admin moves political team into place,” Energy & Environment, 01/23/17, “Office of Policy, Management, and Budget,” Department of the Interior, accessed 05/26/17, Becky Pallack, “President of ‘dark money’ group testifies in Tucson,” Arizona Daily Star, 10/02/15, and Becky Pallack, “Tucson political group sues activist who sued it,” Arizona Daily Star, 10/28/15, and Darryl Fears, “Interior Department forces out assistant who frequently shared falsehoods about Obama, Clinton and minorities,” Washington Post, 02/28/18]

Background Information

Previous Employers

Additional Background on Employers of Note:

Christine Bauserman has worked for numerous Republican candidates for the Arizona Legislature.

Working as a political consultant at Successful Strategies LLC, Christine Bauserman worked for numerous Republican candidates for the Arizona Legislature.

[Scott Streater, “Trump admin moves political team into place,” Energy & Environment, 01/23/17, and LinkedIn Profile for Christine Bauserman, accessed 05/25/17]

Christine Bauserman was “Arizona regional field director” for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

[Scott Streater, “Trump admin moves political team into place,” Energy & Environment, 01/23/17]

Financials

Financial Disclosure

[Office of Government Ethics]

Department of Interior Salary: $73,846

[Christine Bauserman, Propublica’s Trump Town, accessed 03/12/18]

Other Information

Christine Bauserman is a “Republican activist” who has run groups that attacked Democratic candidates and “sought to stop Medicaid expansion” in Arizona. In 2015, one of the groups she ran was sued for not registering with the Arizona Corporation Commission.

Christine Bauserman has been described as a “Republican activist.”

[Becky Pallack, “Tucson political group sues activist who sued it,” Arizona Daily Star, 10/28/15]

As of 2015, Christine Bauserman was the president of the Foundation for Responsible Accountable Government, a “‘dark money’ group.” Under Bauserman’s leadership, opponents sued the Foundation for Responsible Accountable Government, claiming the corporation was “not registered to do business in Arizona.”

[Becky Pallack, “President of ‘dark money’ group testifies in Tucson,” Arizona Daily Star, 10/02/15]

As of 2015, Christine Bauserman was the co-chair of the political action committee Revitalize Tucson. The group, in 2015, paid for robocalls to Tucson voters that called a “Democratic City Councilman… ‘a crooked politician and a sexual predator.'”

[Joe Ferguson & Becky Pallack, “Robocall: Tucson councilman Paul Cunningham is a “sexual predator”,” Arizona Daily Star, 10/08/15]

Prior to entering the Trump Administration, Christine Bauserman was the chairwoman of United Republican Alliance of Principled Conservatives, a group that “sought to stop Medicaid expansion” in Arizona.

[Scott Streater, “Trump admin moves political team into place,” Energy & Environment, 01/23/17]