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Steve Schmidt

Political Analyst, MSNBC and Renowned Political Strategist

Recognized as one of the most prominent and significant political strategists in the country, Steve Schmidt brings the depth and breadth of his public affairs and government experience to give audiences a tactical focus and analysis of today's political headlines.

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A Candid Look at Today's Headlines

As one of the most prominent and significant political strategists in the country, Schmidt gives audiences a candid insider’s perspective on the political news of the day and what it all means from Main Street to Wall Street to Capitol Hill and beyond. With no subject off-limits, Schmidt brings his experience, passion, wit and behind-the-scenes anecdotes to the table for a lively discussion on today's headlines and the issues facing a Republican Congress and the Trump Administration.

Meet Steve Schmidt

Recognized as one of the most prominent and significant political strategists in the country, Steve Schmidt brings the depth and breadth of his public affairs and government experience to give audiences a tactical focus and analysis of today's political headlines.

Combining expertise, passion and a laser focus, Steve Schmidt provides audiences with a candid insider’s perspective of today’s political headlines. Schmidt served as senior strategist for Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign and is featured and played by Woody Harrelson in the HBO movie Game Change, adapted from the best-selling book by the same name chronicling the campaign. Prior to serving as campaign manager for the re-election of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006, Schmidt was a member of the White House senior staff as deputy assistant to the President and counselor to the Vice President. In that position, he advised on a wide range of issues, working at the intersection of public communications, policy development, legislative advocacy and political strategy. During his tenure at the White House, Schmidt directed strategic communications for the nomination of Chief Justice John Roberts as well as the team to nominate Justice Samuel Alito. Schmidt also served as one of the top strategists on President George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election and was a member of the senior planning group that directed the campaign. Today, he serves as a political analyst for MSNBC and is Vice Chairman for Public Affairs for Edelman, the world’s largest independent public relations firm.

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