SSC is a Republican media and communications firm. SSC has produced TV ads, web videos, and radio ads for the Republican National Committee, state Republican Parties, and U.S. Senate, congressional, gubernatorial, and lower ballot candidates nationwide.
Among its many accomplishments, SSC produced the ads that helped long shot Congressional candidate Kerry Bentivolio (MI-11) win, the ads the Alabama GOP used to win control of the State House and Senate for the first time in 136 years, and the ads that helped the Mississippi GOP win control of the State House for the first time in 140 years. SSC’s work has been featured on nearly ever major media outlet, including FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS.
Prior to launching SSC, Jacobs served as the Southeast Regional Campaign Manager for Senator John McCain’s Presidential bid, where he led campaign activities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. He served as a Floor Whip at the 2008 Republican National Convention and served as McCain’s Southeast Regional Political Director and South Carolina State Director during the 2008 Republican Primary. Jacobs was part of the senior campaign leadership team that helped McCain rebound against all odds to win the South Carolina and Florida Primaries, and the Republican nomination for President. He also managed John McCain’s winning Massachusetts Primary campaign in 2000.
Before joining the McCain Campaign in 2008, Jacobs held positions in the White House as a member of President George W. Bush’s Homeland Security Council (HSC) staff. (HSC merged with the National Security Council under Obama). Jacobs was the Director of Immigration Security Policy, where he worked to enhance security along our Nation’s borders and strengthen immigration enforcement. While at the White House, he played a leading role in efforts to deploy National Guard troops to the Southwest Border during Operation Jump Start, double the size of the Border Patrol, and increase resources for immigration enforcement. Additionally, during his tenure at the White House, Jacobs helped manage Bush Administration policies on aviation and transportation security as the Associate Director of Border and Transportation Security.
Jacobs also served at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he worked to enhance the FBI’s abilities to fight cyber crime and espionage, better allocate scarce resources through strategic planning, and reengineer the FBI after 9/11.
Throughout his career, Jacobs has undertaken various roles for other candidates and the Republican Party, including Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, former Alabama Gov. Fob James, and former Attorney General Bill Pryor. He served as Chairman of the College Republican Federation of Alabama, on the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee, and was a candidate for Chairman of the College Republican National Committee.
Jacobs has been interviewed by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other leading publications throughout America, and has participated in numerous radio and television interviews. National Review Online has published his work.
Jacobs earned a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from the University of Alabama.