April 30, 2012
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and MO GOP Chairman David Cole Announce Missouri Victory Director

WASHINGTON - Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and Missouri Republican Party Chairman David Cole released the following statements today announcing Lane Koch as the RNC's Missouri Victory Director:

"Republicans will win Missouri in November and I'm proud to announce that Lane Koch will be leading the charge as our Missouri Victory Director," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. "Missourians have had enough of President Obama's failed economic policies and I'm confident that under Lane's leadership the RNC's Victory program will deliver Missouri's electoral votes to Governor Romney in November."

"Lane Koch is a seasoned Missouri political operative with extensive experience in grassroots organizing and political strategy," said David Cole, Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party. "This year, Missouri Republicans will make an unprecedented effort to defeat Barack Obama, Jay Nixon, and Claire McCaskill, and elect Republicans from the courthouse to the White House. We're excited to have her leading the Missouri Victory 2012 team."

In addition to traditional on-the-ground voter turnout efforts, the RNC unveiled the new GOP Social Victory Center this week. It's the first of its kind online tool that allows you to do anything that you could do at a victory center from your own home. No other campaign or committee has developed the same technology to harness the power and reach of Facebook in this way; it is a new frontier in digital activism that will play a large part in the Missouri RNC Victory Program. Learn more and get the app here


Koch most recently worked as Political Director for Pelopidas, LLC, a comprehensive, influence management firm that offers issue advocacy, non-profit fundraising, capital campaign development and government and public affairs consulting. While at Pelopidas, Lane helped orchestrate campaigns in support of various state-wide ballot measures pertaining to education and tax reform. In addition, she worked extensively with United for Missouri as their Grassroots Director and Fundraiser, helping grow the organization by over 15,000 members in 2011 alone.

Koch was previously employed by Friends of Roy Blunt as the Deputy Political Director for Senator Roy Blunt's highly successful 2010 senate race. Koch played a key role in helping Roy Blunt win the Senate race by a landslide of fourteen points.

In 2008, she was employed by the Missouri Republican Party as the Victory Regional Political Director organizing volunteer and grassroots efforts in the St. Louis region. Koch helped steer the successful team that lead to Missouri being the only targeted state that elected the McCain/Palin ticket.

Koch began her political career in 2007 working for three years for Senator Christopher "Kit" Bond's St. Louis & Washington D.C. offices, focusing on constituent services and communications.