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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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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*
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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.
Topics & Types
PoliticsMediaPolitical AnalystsPollsters & Public Opinion Experts

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*
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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.
Topics & Types
PoliticsMediaPolitical AnalystsPollsters & Public Opinion Experts
Political Strategist, Former Deputy Campaign Manager for Obama 2012, &...
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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*
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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.
Topics & Types
HealthcarePoliticsModeratorMediaPolitical AnalystsFemale Speakers

Co-Founder & Exec Editor of Axios, Frmr POLITICO Chief WH Correspondent

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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
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.
Topics & Types
PoliticsModeratorMediaPolitical Analysts

Senior Columnist for the Daily Beast, CNN Political Commentator, & Author

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  • Local: Under $10,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
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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.
Topics & Types
PoliticsMediaPolitical Analysts

Associate Editor & Columnist for RealClearPolitics

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  • Local: Under $10,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Europe: $10,001 - $20,000*
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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.
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PoliticsModeratorMediaPolitical AnalystsFemale Speakers
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.
Topics & Types
MediaPolitical AnalystsFemale Speakers
Former Communications Director of the Democratic National Committee
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  • Local: Under $10,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
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Mo Elleithee is a nationally-recognized Democratic political and communications strategist, with nearly two decades of experience on political campaigns at all levels of government. Elithee is the former communications director of the Democratic National Committee and served as senior spokesperson and traveling press secretary for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.
Topics & Types
PoliticsMediaPolitical AnalystsAfrican American Speakers

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.

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