Political Speakers

Discover how some of the brightest minds in Washington can help transform your event. Regardless if you're planning a conference, meeting, or event program, Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau will connect you with experienced political speakers. Captivating topics range from the campaign trail to Congress and the White House. With accurate insider information and fascinating anecdotes, our speakers are an excellent choice to make any event truly one-of-a-kind.

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Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter

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Amy Walter is the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, where she provides analysis of the issues, trends, and events that shape the political environment. A contributor to the PBS NewsHour, she provides weekly political analysis for the popular “Politics Monday” segment. She is also a regular Sunday panelist on NBC’s Meet the Press and CNN’s Inside Politics, and appears frequently on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News Channel. From 2017 until early 2021, Walter was the host of the weekly nationally syndicated program “Politics with Amy Walter” on The Takeaway from WNYC and PRX. She is the former political director at ABC News and known as one of the best political journalists in Washington. For more than 20 years, she has built a reputation as an accurate, objective, and insightful analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers. Her analysis has earned her numerous accolades, including the Washington Post’s Crystal Ball Award and being named one of the top 50 journalists by Washingtonian. Walter addresses the electoral process, congressional culture, and the Washington political scene.

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2015-2019)

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Paul Ryan served ten terms in the U.S. House of Representative and as Speaker of the House from 2015 to 2019. Known for his meteoric rise in politics and often praised for his seriousness and honesty, Ryan is a committed conservative and public servant who has spent his life advocating for real solutions that expand opportunity for Americans. Before serving as Speaker of the House, he was Chair of the House Budget Committee, Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, and a U.S. Vice Presidential candidate. He is exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau and is one of the top republican speakers and one of the best political commentators.

Award Winning Journalist; Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent, CNN

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CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, joined the network in January 2013. His one-hour weekday program The Lead with Jake Tapper debuted in March 2013. The program seeks to examine and advance stories that demonstrate Tapper's own curiosities and interests with headlines from around the country and the globe, from politics to money, and sports to popular culture.

Co-Founders of AXIOS and POLITICO | New Media Speaking Duo

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Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen are two of the nation’s most influential journalists. For years, they worked together building the nationally renowned digital media company POLITICO, transforming it from a newcomer on Captiol Hill to the website and accompanying newsletter that all of Washington considered a “must-read.” Now, they are co-founders of disruptive media company Axios, delivering quick, punchy news and insights on politics, business, media, and technology to a smart and highly-engaged audience. The company has already proved a disruptive force in the digital media space, specializing in high-quality news and analysis easily shared across social platforms by the country’s influential readers.

Host of Meet the Press & NBC News Political Director

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Chuck Todd is NBC News’ chief political analyst and previously hosted the network's Sunday news show Meet the Press from 2014-2023. He is regarded as one of Washington’s foremost experts on political campaigns at all levels. With what the Washingtonian calls a “savant-like knowledge of politics,” his up-to-the-minute analysis and nonpartisan commentary has made him a sought-after voice in American political coverage. Previously the network’s chief White House correspondent and host of The Daily Rundown, he has the unique ability to deliver an all-consuming passion for politics with razor-sharp analysis as he looks at politics, campaigns, and elections.

Senior Editor & Elections Analyst, The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter

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David Wasserman is the Senior Editor & Elections Analyst for the nonpartisan newsletter, The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, and a contributor to NBC News. A prominent election analyst respected and trusted by Republicans and Democrats as accurate and impartial, David's expert commentary regularly appears on TV outlets and in major publications. Called “whip smart” and “scrupulously nonpartisan” by The Los Angeles Times, he analyzes the current political environment, looking at both national and local politics, what the future holds for both political parties, the three critical trends that affect voting, and the 12 clusters of voters that affect voting. Incorporating up-to-date examples from the past week of news and fascinating political facts, Wasserman’s presentations are lively, entertaining, and interesting, and he uses relevant analogies that are as smart as they are memorable.

Moderator of CBS News’ Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan & CBS News’ Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent

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Margaret Brennan is the moderator of CBS News' Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan and the network's senior foreign affairs correspondent based in Washington, DC. Brennan has reported on politics, international affairs, foreign relations, the economy, and global markets since she joined CBS News in 2012 and was named the White House and senior foreign affairs in 2017. Prior to joining CBS News, Brennan spent a decade covering global finance, anchoring a weekday show on Bloomberg Television called "InBusiness with Margaret Brennan."

Political Analyst, Social Scientist, and Academic Leader

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Passionate about making social science relatable to real-time political events, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto is an analyst, academic, and social scientist with expertise in campaigns and elections, immigration, Latinos, women, racial and ethnic minority politics, and political psychology. A contributor to MSNBC and Telemundo, she is currently Dean of the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas – working with university leadership to cultivate and expand diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has previously provided on-air analysis for CNN, Fox, PBS, Univision, NPR and has appeared on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Applying high-quality social science research to on-the-ground political realities, she provides a unique, outside-the-Beltway view to today’s real-world issues. Using her nuanced understanding of key electorates – including women, Latino, and youth demographics – she thoughtfully unpacks the factors shaping the political landscape and expertly analyzes the state of the nation’s politics & elections.
A.B. Stoddard is a columnist for the political news and opinion publication The Bulwark, and a contributor and guest host for SiriusXM’s POTUS channel. Prior to The Bulwark, she was associate editor and columnist for the political news site and polling data aggregator RealClearPolitics, as well as associate editor and columnist for The Hill newspaper. Her column with The Hill won first place Dateline Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. She has published articles in the Boston Globe, Congressional Quarterly, and The Federal Paper and is known for her commentary on the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Stoddard also regularly appears on Fox's Special Report with Bret Baier and CNN's New Day as well as other shows on Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, CNN, and MSNBC. She addresses politics and elections.

Political Strategist, Political Contributor to CNN and Telemundo, and Co-Host of ABC’s The View

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Ana Navarro is a well-known Republican strategist, conservative public speaker, a political analyst for CNN, CNN en Español, Telemundo, and co-host of ABC's The View. Tampa Bay Times called her “a sought-after voice in Republican politics and an adviser for any presidential hopeful,” saying, “with confidants Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio she is poised to play a big role in the GOP response to immigration reform and Hispanic outreach.” Respected on both sides of the aisle for her straight shooting and candor, REpublican public speaker Navarro is frequently called upon for her spot-on commentary. She is in touch with the political issues people are talking about, and in presentations, she discusses the latest hot button issues in politics, giving audiences an insider’s view of the upcoming elections and a roadmap for where the country is headed.

Journalist and Television Personality

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Jonathan Capehart is a journalist and television personality who has worked as a policy advisor to Michael Bloomberg’s campaign, a national affairs columnist, and was a member of the Daily News editorial board which won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. He is currently associate editor for The Washington Post, host of the podcast "Capehart," and is an MSNBC contributor and anchor for "The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart."

Election Handicapper

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Charlie Cook is a political analyst, commentator and speaker; the publisher of the Cook Political Report; and a columnist for the National Journal. For more than two decades he has been a trusted and accurate voice on all things political. Once deemed “the Picasso of election analysis” by the Wall Street Journal, Cook’s expertise and encyclopedic knowledge of American politics has been featured on myriad news outlets. Using poll numbers, economic indicators, and historical data, Cook discusses today’s political and legislative environments in a balanced, non-partisan way. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities, a political speakers bureau, Charlie Cook is a top political speaker.

Political Analyst, NYT Best-Seller, & Frmr. White House Dir. of Comm

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Nicolle Wallace is host of Deadline: White House, chief political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News, a best-selling author, and the former White House director of communications under President George W. Bush. Her West Wing colleague, presidential political adviser Mark McKinnon, called her a “rare talent in politics.” Funny and charming, she shares insights on the biggest issues of the day paired with stories from her time in the White House and on the campaign trail. Wallace is a master storyteller as she offers audiences the rundown they need to stay in the know.

Popular Media Personality for ABC News & The Dispatch, Political insider & Influencer, Legal Expert

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Few possess Sarah Isgur’s deep level of insights and expertise when it comes to explaining transformative events in law and politics, and how society is being reshaped around them. Regarded among the nation’s most reputable and in-the-know political commentators, Isgur served as the director of the Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. Justice department from 2017-2018. She has a been a spark plug in politics for the entirety of her career, working high-profile campaign roles for several political heavyweights, including Mitt Romney and Carly Fiorina. Currently, she is a senior editor for The Dispatch, as well host of the publication’s legal podcast, “Advisory Opinions” and a professor at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs.

Politics Bureau Chief and Senior Political Columnist, POLITICO

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A highly respected political journalist, Jonathan Martin provides sought-after coverage and regularly drives the news by delivering the inside story from the White House and Capitol Hill to the campaign trail well beyond the beltway. As bureau chief and senior political columnist for POLITICO, Martin is among the most trusted reporters in the country with deep connections to the political leaders, power players, and movers and shakers in Washington, D.C. — and across the country. With vast array of sources in both parties and his keen analytical mind, he reveals what’s really happening at the highest levels of American politics.

Transform Your Event With Our Speakers in Politics

Engaging your audience and impressing key stakeholders with knowledgeable speakers is your priority. At Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau, we take a consultative approach to helping you find the ideal speaker for your event. 

Political speakers are a popular choice for many events. Our experienced speakers appeal to a wide range of audiences, no matter the speaker's political party. Each speaker delivers personalized messages to your group and shares their unparalleled understanding of the U.S. government. 

Our political speakers offer various benefits to your event or meeting.

Political speakers are a popular choice for many events, as they can appeal to a wide range of audiences regardless of their political party, and they often have personalized messages to share with your group. In addition to an unparalleled understanding of the U.S. government, our political speakers offer benefits such as:

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1. Political Speakers Are Leading Experts in Current Affairs

Since politics and policies are constantly changing, political speakers often have their pulse on current events, which enables them to appeal to a broader audience. This knowledge of the current news cycle allows them to connect with guests and tie recent events and news stories to your event's overall message. The results include delivering valuable insights and sparking key talking points and engagement that will have stakeholders raving about your event.

2. Political Speakers Offer Star Power

Political speakers are often in the public eye, making them recognizable faces to many of your audience members. This star power allows your speakers to grab the audience's attention and makes it easier to get their message across. If you're interested in media personalities, take a look at these speakers 

3. Political Speakers Can Set the Ideal Tone

Most political speakers have years of experience connecting with others and will use these skills to communicate effectively. This ability to engage audiences quickly means the speaker can establish the tone you want your event to deliver.

Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau Services

Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau represents a roster of political speakers, including key political figures, best-selling authors, moderators, reporters, and political analysts. Our knowledgeable and intriguing speakers are available to speak at your business events and meetings. We offer:

  1. A consultative approach: Our team won't just send you a list of speakers to choose from. We take a hands-on approach, discovering what you want to achieve and understanding who your audience is and what will engage them most. We then give you a carefully curated list and consult with you, helping you book the perfect political speaker with no hassle.
  2. Reliable service: We believe in cultivating long-term partnerships and pride ourselves on being the go-to speakers bureau for thousands of organizations worldwide. We've helped organizations replace last-minute speaker cancellations when their agency couldn't, winning support and building trust when they needed it most. Our roster includes an extensive network of political speakers — no matter what, we'll ensure your meeting has a knowledgeable, captivating speaker.
  3. Multiple-service offering: For decades, we've been assisting organizations in finding the ideal political speaker for conferences and events. We also offer value-added services to complement our speaker division. Our LAI Video team can help you conceptualize and create engaging videos to market your events and boost engagement. Our LAI Live team offers live event production, ensuring all aspects of your meeting succeed. You can scale up or down on our services to meet your needs.

Benefits of Working With Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau

When you work with Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau, you will benefit from our:

  1. Personalized services: Our team will take the time to understand you and your event needs before matching you with one of our speakers. 
  2. Custom packages: As we choose a speaker for your requirements, we will factor in elements like budget, event goals, and theme. 
  3. Comprehensive involvement: Our team will also handle the logistics of having the speaker attend your event so you can focus on enjoying yourself and watching your audience engage with the presenter.

Book a Politics Speaker for Your Next Meeting

Book a political speaker from our roster to ensure your meeting is engaging and memorable. Browse our profiles of Republican, Democrat, and nonpartisan speakers to learn more about them and their availabilities, or contact us online today for more information. Other contact options include:

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