Erick Erickson, Managing Editor of RedState.com, is one of the fastest-rising leaders in conservative media. Led by Erickson, RedState has staunchly supported conservative values and candidates. Erickson was among the first to champion Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley, Doug Hoffman, and countless other conservatives in elections across the country, making his endorsement a litmus test for principled candidates. Erickson appears regularly as an analyst on CNN and has a nightly radio program on WSB in Atlanta. His annual RedState Gathering draws an all-star lineup of conservative leaders and, in 2011, served as the launch pad for Governor Rick Perry’s presidential bid. The 2012 RedState Gathering will be held in Jacksonville, Florida, August 2-5. Visit www.RedStateGathering.com for more information.
Among Republicans on Time’s most recent 40 under 40 list of rising stars in American politics, RedState.com is the most frequently cited blog. Those naming RedState.com as their go-to blog include Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley, George P. Bush, Sean Duffy, Nick Ayers, and Mike Lee, who stated: “I have great respect for the site’s editor, Erick Erickson.”
Erickson’s RedState Morning Briefing stays ahead of competition by delivering breaking news at 5AM every weekday. His audience includes everyone from grassroots activists to talk radio hosts, television pundits, and print journalists. RedState Morning Briefing’s hard-hitting frankness has attracted a powerful following and its circulation skyrocketed from a few hundred to more than 170,000 in just 24 months.