Matt K. Lewis & Bakari Sellers
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Political powerhouses Matt K. Lewis and Bakari Sellers are one of the most entertaining and insightful political speaking duos on the circuit today. Both young, prominent voices within their respective parties—as well as political analysts for CNN—Lewis and Sellers play off one another with mutual respect, engaging in a dynamic and thoughtful point-counterpoint discussion of the day’s biggest issues. Offering analysis of the current political environment and predictions of what’s to come in Washington, Lewis and Sellers break down the Democratic and Republican viewpoints on hot issues as well as the ramifications of policy decisions for constituents across America. Filled with insider anecdotes, hard-hitting commentary, and a unique and enjoyable synergy, Lewis and Seller’s customizable duo presentation resonates with in-the-know politicos and casual followers of what’s happening in Washington alike.
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 a contributing editor for TheWeek.com, and a former senior contributor for the Daily Caller. Named one of the 50 “Pundits You Need to Pay Attention to Between Now and The Election” by Business Insider, and one of the “50 Best Conservative Columnists” in 2013, 2014, and 2015 by RightWingNews, his work has appeared in outlets such as GQ, POLITICO, and the Guardian. He is often quoted by major media outlets including The New York Times and the Associated Press, and as a commentator, he has appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and ABC.
Bakari Sellers made history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent State Representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. Sellers also served on President Barack Obama's South Carolina steering committee during the 2008 presidential election and, in 2014, he won the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor. Included in TIME magazine’s "40 Under 40" in 2010 as well as “The Root 100” list of the nation’s most influential African Americans in 2014, Sellers currently practices law with the Strom Law Firm, LLC, in Columbia, South Carolina, and is a prominent political analyst on CNN.
"Matt Lewis is a brilliant commentator, author, and Journalist. He challenges me and the audience to think and dig deeper. We have robust conversations about the issues of the day, but remain cordial and fun." -Bakari Sellers
"Bakari Sellers is one of the smartest Democratic analysts in the nation. Whether it's law, policy, activism, or commentary, Bakari delivers. Even though we don't always agree on the issues, he's always a friend and a patriot. Every time Bakari and I appear on a panel together, I feel smarter afterwards. The audience does, too." -Matt Lewis