Florida GOP Primary Big Win for Rand Paul, Political 'Outsiders'

Quote in NewsMax Article

April 23, 2014

"When Congress's approval rating is running as low as 11 percent, outsider candidates like Curt Clawson will have an advantage," concluded Mark Kennedy, former Republican congressman from Minnesota and now head of the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University. "He is able to leverage his successful business career as evidence that he can get results, and that will resonate with voters dissatisfied with Washington's inability to act.

"I don't think one race is a coronation for Rand Paul the kingmaker, but one can never have too many allies in politics."

THill Staffers: Your Reality Is Not Made for TV

Huffington Blog Post

April 16, 2014

"There are reports that a reality show starring "D.C. up-and-comers" is in the works. If you wanted to attach an anchor to your career in politics, my advice to you would be to sign up.

Whether this show ever gets off the ground remains to be seen, but I would offer a few words of wisdom for anyone considering an audition.

Whether working for a candidate, elected official, or a cause, the first rule of a political staffer is "it's not about you." Everything you do on the job should advance your principal's or constituents' greater goals. It's not clear how appearing on a television show does that."

DPublic Opinion and Presidential Decision Making

Panel Discussion - Dallas Ft. Worth World Affairs Council

Photo - With Clinton Pollster Mark Penn and Bush Pollster Jan Van Lohuizen

April 16, 2014

It was wonderful to moderate a panel discussion on Public Opinion and Presidential Decision Making for the Dallas Ft. Worth World Affairs Council. This was an event delivered by the Graduate School of Political Management's Society of Presidential Pollsters. My guests were the pollster for President Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Tony Blair - Mark Penn and the pollster for President George W. Bush - Jan Van Lohuizen. 

DPolling the Pollsters

Hour long interview - KERA Dallas Public Radio

Photo (© Kennedy) - with host Krys Boyd

April 16, 2014

It was great to have a conversation with KERA Dallas Public Radio host Krys Boyd to discuss public opinion and White House decision-making.

ECEO Hubert Joly Makes Case for Best Buy

Economic Club of Minnesota Speech

Minneapolis, MN

April 15, 2014

The Economic Club of Minnesota that I founded and chair was pleased to host Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly. He gave a very compelling speech for the prospects of a premier Minnesota company - Best Buy.

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