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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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Jonathan Capehart, Journalist and Television Personality

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 writes for The Washington Post’s PostPartisan blog and is a contributor for MSNBC.
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Diversity & InclusionPoliticsModeratorEmcee & Master of CeremoniesMediaPolitical AnalystsAfrican American Speakers

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.
Topics & Types
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
NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent
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Kelly O’Donnell is the Capitol Hill 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.
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PoliticsModeratorEmcee & Master of CeremoniesMediaPolitical AnalystsFemale Speakers
Political Strategist, Former Deputy Campaign Manager for Obama 2012, &...
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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.
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HealthcarePoliticsModeratorMediaPolitical AnalystsFemale Speakers
GOP Strategist, Political Contributor to CNN and Telemundo, and Co-Host of...
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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.
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Diversity & InclusionPoliticsMediaPolitical AnalystsFemale Speakers

Founding Editor, POLITICO

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John Harris is the co-founder and editor-in-chief 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

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PoliticsModeratorMediaPolitical Analysts
Amy Walter, Political Analyst, Politics and Media

National Editor of Cook Political Report and Election Analyst

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Amy Walter is the national editor of the Cook Political Report and host of WNYC's nationally-syndicated public radio news program, "Politics With Amy Walter" on The Takeaway. She is the former political director at ABC News and known as one of the best political journalists in Washington. Over the past 19 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.
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PoliticsModeratorMediaPolitical AnalystsPollsters & Public Opinion ExpertsFemale Speakers
Donna Brazile, Renowned Political Strategist and Commentator & Former Interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee

Former Interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Renowned...

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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.

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Diversity & InclusionPoliticsMediaPolitical AnalystsAfrican American SpeakersFemale 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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