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Campaign 2024: The Future or Demise of the GOP?

Wed, February 21, 2024
Dinner Program
Mike Murphy

Join leading GOP political consultant Mike Murphy for a moderated conversation with CMC's own John J. Pitney, Jr., the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Politics. Murphy and Pitney will check in on the current state of the primary campaign, discuss the growing strength of populism within the GOP, and the "Trump factor" that seems to anchor the modern GOP.

Mike Murphy is one of the Republican Party's most successful political media consultants, having handled strategy and advertising for more than 26 successful gubernatorial and Senatorial campaigns. He served as a top campaign advisor to John McCain, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with dozens of other GOP Senators, Governors and Members of Congress. Murphy has worked on five GOP Presidential campaigns and has advised foreign leaders in Europe and Latin America. In 2020 he served as a key strategist for Republican Voters Against Trump.

Murphy is also a well-known pundit; he wrote the popular “Murphy’s Law” column for TIME and is a longtime senior analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He co-hosts the popular weekly podcast “Hacks on Tap” with David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs. 

Murphy currently serves as co-director the University of Southern California’s Center for the Political Future. He serves on the boards of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. He served as a senior fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Murphy also works as a writer and producer in the entertainment industry.

Murphy was born in Detroit, Michigan and attended the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He lives with his wife Tiffany and daughter Audrey in Los Angeles.

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