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Looking for a budget-friendly political speaker? Here is a list of nonpartisan political analysts who consistently get rave reviews from audiences and are affordable for events located in the DC metropolitan area. Leading Authorities political speakers are some of the smartest minds in Washington, DC, and they are the right combination of insightful and entertaining. They have access to the top news makers of the White House and Capitol Hill, and their presentations are full of insider information from both sides of the aisle.

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Election Handicapper
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Charlie Cook is a political analyst and commentator, 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.
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PoliticsMediaPolitical AnalystsPollsters & Public Opinion Experts
Political Analyst, Election Forecaster
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Stuart Rothenberg is the senior editor for Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales and a columnist for The Washington Post. For three decades, Stu has addressed politics with unbiased clarity and non-partisan precision. He has contributed op-ed pieces to top publications, and his expertise has made him a frequent guest on the network television news circuit. He captivates audiences with insightful discussions about election results, the issues facing Capitol Hill, and the nature of politics itself. His lectures are as up-to-date as today’s newspaper, and he addresses politics, election forecasting, the current administration, and the balance of power.
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PoliticsMediaPolitical AnalystsPollsters & Public Opinion Experts
Political Strategist, Former Deputy Campaign Manager for Obama 2012, and...
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Stephanie Cutter is one of the most-trusted voices of the Democratic Party. At the center of every major policy and political debate of the last 20 years, she offers an enlightening look at the current state of politics told through insider stories with today’s top lawmakers. GQ named her one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Washington,” and from the halls of Congress to the campaign trail and from the West Wing to the C-Suite, she is one of the foremost experts at weaving together political strategies to create a narrative that resonates with voters.
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PoliticsMediaPolitical AnalystsFemale Speakers
Former Chief White House Correspondent for POLITICO & Author of Playbook
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Mike Allen is one of Washington’s most influential and well-connected journalists. He is the co-founder and executive editor of Axios, a new company delivering news and insights on politics, business, media, and tech. The company, whose name means “worthy” in Greek, specializes in high-quality news and analysis easily shared among the country’s influential readers and across social platforms. In addition to starting Axios, Allen was a co-founder at POLITICO, the digital media company that upended and revolutionized political and policy journalism in Washington, New York, and Europe.
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PoliticsRisk-TakersModeratorEmcee & Master of CeremoniesMediaPolitical Analysts
Former Campaign Manager; Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.
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The 2016 presidential race will go down in history as one of the most unpredictable election cycles of all time. Throughout the turmoil, twists, and turns that led to the eventual nomination of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, one veteran political strategist read the signals of American sentiment more accurately than anyone else: Corey Lewandowski. Bold and unapologetically aggressive in both strategy and delivery, Lewandowski helped Trump do what every pundit and analysts said could not be done by beating a field of 17 highly skilled and revered political insiders to secure the Republican nomination.
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PoliticsRisk-TakersPolitical Analysts
CBS News’ Chief White House Correspondent and Columnist at Large for...
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For 30 years Major Garrett has reported from the front lines of the nation’s pressing issues, doggedly chasing and breaking news stories. He began his illustrious journalism career as a police and general assignment reporter, and has since covered Congress for two major magazines and served as White House correspondent for three television networks. He is the Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News, and was the network’s chief political reporter covering the 2016 Republican race for the White House. He serves as Correspondent at Large for National Journal and speaks about the state of politics today, the inner workings of Washington, and the role of the media.
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PoliticsModeratorMediaPolitical Analysts
Senior Columnist for the Daily Beast, CNN Political Commentator, & Author
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Matt K. Lewis is a Senior Columnist for the Daily Beast, a CNN political commentator and author of the book Too Dumb to Fail: How the GOP Betrayed the Reagan Revolution to Win Elections (and How It Can Reclaim Its Conservative Roots). He is also a contributing editor for TheWeek.com, and a former senior contributor for the Daily Caller.
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PoliticsMediaPolitical Analysts
Associate Editor and Columnist for RealClearPolitics
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A.B. Stoddard is the associate editor columnist for RealClearPolitics and the former associate editor and Columnist with The Hill. Her column twice 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 News Sunday, Special Report with Bret Baier, MSNBC, Fox, CNN, PBS, HBO, BBC, CSPAN, and Court TV. Before The Hill, she worked at ABC. She addresses politics and elections.
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National Political Correspondent for National Public Radio
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An astute observer of Washington politics, Mara Liasson's election forecasts provide comprehensive and unbiased coverage of congressional and presidential candidates. While many focus on Congress and the White House, Liasson takes her presentation beyond the Beltway to discuss the impact on America.
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MediaPolitical AnalystsFemale Speakers
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