Mike Murphy is a Republican political consultant. He advised Republicans including John McCain, Rick Lazio, John Engler, Tommy Thompson, Spencer Abraham, Christie Whitman, Lamar Alexander, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
December 1, 2016
GOP strategist Mike Murphy caught the political bug early: he began his career as a college student making radio ads out of his dorm room for a long-shot congressional race. He’s gone on to specialize in winning statewide campaigns for governor and Senate. He’s been the lead strategist for many major Republican figures, including John McCain, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mitt Romney. He also had a role in the 2016 campaign season. “I ran the Jeb Bush super PAC,” he explains, “which gives me the unique credential of having blown, oh, over 95 million dollars and not winning.” Mike joins Katie and Brian to discuss his vocal criticism of Donald Trump, the media’s role in modern politics and why he’s a hopeless romantic when it comes to presidential races.
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July 18, 2016
The stage is set for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, and Republican strategist Mike Murphy offers some insight into the state of the party, and the presidential race – which he says would have been the perfect campaign to do well in 1984. Keep an eye on your podcast feed this week for more conversations from the RNC!