Political Speakers Under $25K

Explore some of Washington's best, brightest political speakers under 25K in fees. Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau has an extensive roster of the most engaging nonpartisan political analysts. These speakers consistently get rave reviews from audiences nationwide and are 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. These political speakers have access to the top newsmakers 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 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."

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

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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 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.
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.

Election Handicapper

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  • Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*
Charlie Cook is widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading authorities on U.S. elections and political trends. In 1984, at the age of 30, he started The Cook Political Report, an independent, nonpartisan newsletter that The New York Times once referred to as “being regarded as authoritative by both parties,” while legendary CBS Evening News anchor Bob Schieffer has called it “the bible of the political community.” In addition to lecturing, Charlie continues to write his weekly column for National Journal, while also serving as a political analyst for the publication. He is also a co-author of the 2020, 2022, and 2024 editions of The Almanac of American Politics. Al Hunt, in the Wall Street Journal, referred to Cook as “the Picasso of election analysis.” The late David Broder of The Washington Post, long considered "the Dean of the Washington political press corps," once wrote that Charlie Cook is “perhaps the best nonpartisan tracker of Congressional races.”

Founder & CEO, Punchbowl News and Former Co-Author, POLITICO Playbook

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Widely respected for her unparalleled insights and analysis from the forefront of American politics, Anna Palmer is a trusted voice on the latest — and most accurate — news on congressional leadership, the lobbying industry, presidential campaigns, and the politics of governing for more than 15 years. She is the co-founder and CEO of Punchbowl News, a news community focused on power, people, and politics in Washington. From 2016 to 2020, Palmer was the co-author, along with Jake Sherman, of the top-rated POLITICO Playbook franchise, where they chronicled President Donald Trump’s first term and his relationship with top Congressional leaders. Under their leadership, the platform more than doubled in revenue and tripled its readership. Anna covers the world of Congress and politics, and has successfully chronicled the business of Washington insiders for years. Her stories take readers behind the scenes of the latest breaking news in Washington from lobbyists to the White House and everything in between.

Popular Political Analyst, Commentator, and Best-Selling Author

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Chris Stirewalt is one of the liveliest commentators covering politics today. Most recently, he was the the politics editor for the Fox News Channel. Joining FNC’s Washington Bureau in 2010, Stirewalt helped coordinate political coverage across the network. His daily newsletter, Fox News First, had more than 500,000 subscribers. Stirewalt also hosted a podcast with Dana Perino, Perino & Stirewalt: I’ll Tell You What which spun off into a television show by the same name during the lead up to the 2016 election, an industry first.

Political Analyst & Election Forecaster

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
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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.

Founder, Punchbowl News and Former Co-Author, POLITICO's Playbook

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An esteemed reporter and news media innovator, Jake Sherman has been a go-to source for the latest — and most accurate — news on Congress, congressional leadership, and the politics of legislating for more than a decade. He is a co-founder of Punchbowl News, a news community focused on the people, power, and politics in Washington. From 2016 to 2020, Sherman was the co-author, along with Anna Palmer, of the top-rated POLITICO Playbook franchise, where they chronicled President Donald Trump’s first term and his relationship with top Congressional leaders. Under their leadership, the platform more than doubled in revenue and tripled its readership. He is the top congressional reporter on Capitol Hill and has built a career on landing hard-to-get scoops, taking readers inside the rooms where decisions are made.

Managing Editor, Punchbowl News

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One of the nation’s leading journalists, Heather Caygle has made a name for herself covering the ins and outs of what’s happening inside Congress and the White House and the impact on politics, policy, and society. She is currently the managing editor of Punchbowl News, which has grown to become one of the most credible media outlets in the few short years since its founding. Before becoming managing editor of Punchbowl News, Caygle served as congressional bureau chief for POLITICO and a congressional reporter for Bloomberg BNA. Her byline has become nearly perpetual alongside many of the nation’s top stories, as she covers headline-making news from every conceivable angle.

Politics Bureau Chief and Senior Political Columnist, POLITICO

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

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.

Political Analyst, Social Scientist, and Academic Leader

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  • Local: Under $10,000*
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  • Asia: $10,001 - $20,000*
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.

Podcast Host & Reporter, FiveThirtyEight Politics/ABC News

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Viewed as one of the media’s true needle movers, Galen Druke has become synonymous with insightful political analysis and astute commentary that offers a refreshingly honest and clear-eyed look at the current political climate and everything that’s influencing the future of American democracy. He is the host and producer of the “FiveThirtyEight Politics” podcast, which aims to explain politics through an engaging blend of statistics and traditional reporting. In his conversations with politicians, lawmakers, and the American people, Druke draws out straight-from-the source insights, diverse viewpoints, and powerful stories that illustrate how we arrived at where we are today, and where we’re headed.

Election Analyst & Author

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
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  • Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Asia: $55,001 - $75,000*
Dr. Larry Sabato is an election analyst, the author of 24 books, a professor, and the founder and head of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, where his ‘Crystal Ball’ electoral analysis expertly navigates the shifting sands of politics. A former Rhodes Scholar and Danforth Fellow, Sabato has received every major teaching award at UVA and has appeared on myriad news channels. Named the most accurate prognosticator by FOX News, MSNBC, CNBC, and Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, Sabato addresses politics, the constitution, PACs, and election forecasting.

Editor & Publisher of Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales and Election Analyst for CQ Roll Call

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Nathan Gonzales is editor and publisher of Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales and an election analyst for CQ Roll Call. He was an editor, analyst, and writer for The Rothenberg Political Report for more than 13 years before taking over the company in 2015. On Election Night 2016, Nathan was an on-air analyst for Newshour on PBS after working as an off-air consultant for ABC News on their Election Night Decision Desk for 14 years. Previously, he worked for CNN as a political analyst and as associate producer for Capital Gang. He has been quoted in major newspapers across the country and has appeared on myriad news shows as a political analyst. Gonzales offers audiences some of the most detailed electoral forecasting in the business.

Why Getting Political Speakers Will Benefit Your Next Meeting

Political speakers will enrich your audience's experience, deliver valuable insights, and build trust within your organization. However, you may be concerned about the political speaker fees when booking. With Leading Authorities, you can be at ease. We'll help you find a captivating presenter without overriding your budget parameters. Our political speakers offer:

  1. Expert insights: Political speakers are familiar with the latest policy updates and have their finger on the pulse of the landscape. These speakers deliver unique insights and perspectives your attendees will appreciate.
  2. Captivating content: Our political presenters are gifted orators and storytellers able to explain complex political concepts in an engaging and easy-to-understand way. 
  3. Credible and authoritative presentations: Leading Authorities has an extensive network of political speakers with relevant knowledge and expertise for your meetings, delivering reliable insights and info to your audience. 
  4. Engagement and network opportunities: Our affordable political speakers address relevant topics in an engaging way. After the presentation, the audience will buzz with talking points, encouraging networking, engagement, and collaboration. 

Political 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. Our speakers come from various backgrounds, including:

  • Journalists
  • Analysts
  • Strategists
  • Political leaders
  • Former government officials

With our convenient list of budget-friendly political speakers, you can focus more on the topics and the speakers' wealth of experience and less on the cost of booking. Our insightful political speakers offer 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.

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

Why Partner With Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau?

Leading Authorities is one of the largest and most prominent speaker agencies nationwide. Our speaker bureau offers:

  1. Upfront political speaker fees: We are transparent about political speaking fees and customize speaker suggestions based on your budget. You can throw a memorable event without breaking your budget.
  2. Consultative service: We provide a personalized consultative experience to ensure your political speakers are the best fit for your event and audience. We will go beyond just giving you a list of speakers — our team works with yours to ensure success.
  3. Comprehensive assistance: We've helped find suitable speakers for business events for decades. Beyond delivering all the logistics surrounding your chosen speaker, we can assist with conceptualizing and creating videos for your event. Our LAI Live team offers live event production assistance if you need additional assistance on event day. You can scale our services as you need to.

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