Veteran GOP Fundraiser Moves On After 37 Years

Steve Gordon, who helped raise money for high-profile Republicans for nearly four decades, announced Thursday he will turn his focus on issue advocacy. Gordon served as a fundraiser for Sen.-elect Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who defeated Democratic Sen. Mark Udall last month in the Centennial State. "After helping Senator-elect Gardner in one of the country's most contentious races, I want to pull back and refocus," Gordon said in a statement. "I will continue to provide advice and suggestions and support Senator-elect Gardner and others — but now as a volunteer and as a friend." Gordon will now focus on Total Spectrum/Steve Gordon and Associates, a lobbying and strategic firm based in Washington, D.C. More specifically, he will be promoting Total Spectrum/Arizona, an offshoot of the Washington-based lobby shop focused specifically on Arizona interests. Over the course of his career, Gordon worked for a wide array of GOP elected officials, including former President George W. Bush's 2004 re-election campaign. Other clients include incoming Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell, Sens. John Thune, Thad Cochran and John McCain; and former Sens. Bob Dole and John Ashcroft, among others. Related Stories: 14 Congressional Republicans Jeb Bush Helped Last Cycle Shop Talk: Ernst Hires New Spokeswoman DSCC Announces 2016 Staff Roster The 114th: CQ Roll Call's Guide to the New Congress Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call in your inbox or on your iPhone.