Political Speakers Under $25K

Looking for a budget-friendly political keynote speaker? Here is a list of non-partisan political analysts who consistently get rave reviews from audiences across the country and are more affordable for events and meetings located in or around the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. Leading Authorities' political speakers are some of the smartest minds in Washington, DC, and 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 political aisle.

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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 currently is an opinion writer for The Washington Post, host of the podcast "Cape Up, "and is an MSNBC contributor and anchor for "The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart."

U.S. Congressman of Massachusetts 2013-2021

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Congressman Joseph Kennedy III has dedicated his career to social and economic justice, fighting for the basic needs of every American family and a political system that is inclusive, representative, and fair. The U.S. Representative for Massachusetts’s 4th congressional district from 2013-2021, he ran for office to tackle the systemic inequities – from health care and housing to climate and education – that have left countless American families locked out and left behind. Kennedy’s presentations address the latest in politics and what’s next for the political landscape. Well-versed on the most pressing issues of the day, he provides an insider’s look at current events and takes a thoughtful approach on how they may impact the country’s future. With a constant focus on the most vulnerable among us, Kennedy brings a uniquely empathetic voice to our nation’s most vexing challenges.

Election Handicapper

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*
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.

Political Analyst & Election Forecaster

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Asia: $20,001 - $35,000*
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.

NBC News White House Correspondent

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Kelly O’Donnell is the White House correspondent for NBC News. A veteran of presidential politics, her work on the 2008 presidential election earned her an Emmy and a National Headliner Award. Her other work has won myriad others, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards. In 2004, she was inducted into the Ohio Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame. O’Donnell has covered events ranging from the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq war to the Olympic Games and the British royal family. She addresses politics, current events, the presidency, women’s issues, and the media.

Legendary Political Strategist, Founder of Precision Strategies, and Former Deputy Campaign Manager & Senior Advisor to President Obama

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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. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail and from the West Wing to the C-Suite, Stephanie is one of the foremost experts at weaving together political strategies to create a narrative that resonates with voters. She was named one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Washington,” by GC magazine.

GOP 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 and 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, 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.

John Harris is the founding editor of POLITICO, the must-read newspaper and most-trafficked website for DC power-players. Before that, Harris spent 21 years at The Washington Post, covering local, state, and national politics. He authored two books – the best-selling The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House and The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008. He is a regular guest on myriad news shows and was also listed as one of Telegraph’s and GQ’s most influential people in Washington DC. Harris addresses politics, politicians, the press, and their impact on Americans

National Editor of Cook Political Report and Election Analyst

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Amy Walter is the national editor of the Cook Political Report, 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.

Former Interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Renowned Political Strategist and Commentator, and Best-selling Author

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $35,001 - $55,000*
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Political strategist Donna Brazile is the former interim chair of the DNC, as well as the former vice chair for civic engagement and voter participation at the DNC, an adjunct professor, current Fox News contributor, best-selling author, syndicated columnist, and television commentator. She was also the first African-American woman to manage a presidential campaign. Her southern charm, big personality, and hilarious anecdotes make her an instant audience favorite. Oprah’s O magazine chose her as one of its “20 remarkable visionaries” and Washingtonian named her one of its “100 most powerful women.” Brazile is known for her ability to analyze the political climate and attract supporters, and she addresses this and the political mood of the country.

House Editor of The Cook Political Report

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
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  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*
David Wasserman is the US House editor and senior election analyst for the independent, non-partisan publication, the Cook Political Report. 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.

Associate Editor & Columnist for RealClearPolitics

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A.B. Stoddard is the associate editor and columnist for RealClearPolitics and a contributor and guest host for Sirius XM's POTUS channel. She is a former associate editor and Columnist with The Hill, where 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'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.
Keynote Speakers From a Variety of Backgrounds

Our keynote speakers under $25,000 bring distinct experiences to the stage to provide your audiences with engaging anecdotes and lessons from their careers, which include:

  • Journalists
  • Analysts
  • Strategists
  • Political Leaders
  • Former Government Officials

With our convenient list of budget-friendly political speakers, you can focus less on the cost to book politicians and other professionals and instead focus on their topics and wealth of experience.

Since stepping onto the stage, our insightful political speakers have offered immense value to attendees and event planners. From campaign managers to national correspondents specializing in presidential elections, our professional speakers each have a unique area of expertise to offer a group. Whether you're looking for a presentation with a bit of humor or a more intensive, thorough breakdown of a specific president's political agenda, Leading Authorities has the perfect individual for your event.

The best part? You don't have to break the bank to give your guests the entertainment and education they expect and deserve from your upcoming event.

EXCITE YOUR AUDIENCE WITH BUDGET-FRIENDLY POLITICAL SPEAKERS

When you work with Leading Authorities to find a presenter, you can throw a memorable event without ripping apart your budget for political speaker fees. At our speakers' bureau, our speaking fees for politicians and other experts in the arena respect your price point, plus we provide a consultative experience that's personalized to make sure your political speakers are the best fit for your event and audience.