Cape native raising money for Bush re-election

Saturday, May 17, 2003

Cape Girardeau native Jack Oliver is taking on a new role in the Republican party: the deputy finance chairman for President Bush's re-election campaign.

He is moving over from his role as deputy chief of the Republican National Committee. Oliver helped Bush raise more than $100 million -- a record amount -- in his 2000 campaign.

Oliver split time between here and St. Louis while growing up. He attended high school in St. Louis where his mother, Rosemary Oliver, lives. But he spent most of his summers and weekends in the City of Roses where his father, John Oliver, is a lawyer.

Oliver's previous political experience includes running the Missouri campaign for presidential hopeful Bob Dole in 1996 and serving U.S. Sens. Kit Bond and John Ashcroft and the late U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson.

Oliver also helped current Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder get his office set up and running after he was first elected to the Missouri Senate in 1992.

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