Our Ashwin spent the entire 2004 campaign season working for Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry! Corattiyil's extensive time with the John Kerry campaign was chronicled in this article, which included the following passage that helped explain his attraction to Kerry:
He worked for John Kerry from the beginning of his presidential bid as an intern in the New York campaign office, because he thought that Kerry had the best chance of beating Bush.
Ashwin's liberal values also influenced his decision to work for Senator Kerry.
The activist came to New York from comparably small and suburban Cincinnati, Ohio, tempted by NYU’s teaching program. He recalled growing up and being slightly more liberal than the neighborhood regulars.
Even though you’re born and raised here, you see the outsider’s perspective. I can see a totally different viewpoint. And, I think that’s why I became more liberal.
As recently as September 2010, our Ashwin was working for the Speaker of the New York City Council, Democrat Christine Quinn.
Campaigning for John Kerry, promoting liberal values, working for New York City Democrats - this is exactly the kind of person we need to help run the Hamilton County Republican Party! Why hire a proven Republican operative to help run the Republican Party when you can hire a wonderful Democrat instead?
Selecting Ashwin Corattiyil is as great of a decision as selecting Tracy Winkler. They have precisely the kind of qualifications that we at Republicans for Higher Taxes treasure. These kind of decisions are moving our party in the right direction - our direction.