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Young Conservatives was founded in May 2009 by Josh Riddle and David Rufful. Riddle and Rufful are Ivy League graduates, former division one college basketball players and former editors of the conservative newspaper, The Dartmouth Review. They have appeared on national television shows, including The O’Reilly Factor, TheBlaze TV, The Strategy Room, Fox & Friends, The Frank Pastore Show, HuckabeeThe Big Picture with Thom Hartmann and HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher. Josh and David currently oversee all operations at the digital publication, youngcons.com, and actively participate in creating videos, writing articles, endorsing candidates, making media appearances and speaking at events. The mission statement of Young Conservatives, LLC is available here.

Screen Shot 2014-04-02 at 4.49.54 PM(Co-Founder) Joshua Riddle is a graduate of Dartmouth College, former editor of The Dartmouth Review, former division one college basketball player and co-founder of Young Conservatives, LLC. Josh was named a Rockefeller Center Leadership Fellow and has served as producer to The Laura Ingraham Show. He has written on a number of policy issues as a contributor at Ricochet.com as well as a new media associate for Acculturated.com and PowerLineBlog.com. Josh has appeared on several nationally syndicated radio stations, major web outlets and national television programs, including Huckabee, The O’Reilly Factor, Fox & Friends, The Strategy Room, The Big Picture, TheBlaze TV and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. 1(Co-Founder) David Rufful is a graduate of Dartmouth College where he studied American politics and Arabic. He is a former editor of The Dartmouth Review, former captain of the Dartmouth men’s basketball team and co-founder of Young Conservatives, LLC. David has worked on a number of public policy issues as a Research Fellow in Dartmouth’s Political and Law Fellowship, and he is currently directing a documentary film. David has appeared on several nationally syndicated radio stations, major web outlets and national television programs, including The O’Reilly Factor, TheBlaze TV, Huckabee, Fox & Friends, The Strategy Room,  and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.
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