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Matt Mackowiak

Matt Mackowiak

Matt Mackowiak is an Austin and Washington, DC-based political and communications consultant and President of Potomac Strategy Group. He has served in senior roles for two U.S. Senators and a Governor, in the Bush administration.  Matt appears regularly on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, CNBC, CBC-TV, and the BBC. From 2007-2009 Matt served as Press Secretary to U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), the fourth highest ranking member of the Republican Leadership, and from 2005-2007 he served in the same role for three-term former U.S. Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT).

Latest Podcast Episodes of Matt Mackowiak's Mack On Politics

Articles by Matt Mackowiak

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said "the great deal-making President sat on the sidelines" during weekend talks to end the government shutdown. (Associated Press)

Schumer's very bad week and the Democratic dilemma

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer is having a rough week. After taking his fellow Senate Democrats over a cliff late last week by forcing a shutdown of the federal government, the New Yorker lost the messaging battle to President Trump and congressional Republicans, who stayed united. Why did this fight go against Mr. Schumer? It's simple -- Democrats went into battle already divided. Published January 24, 2018

Police tape marks a secured area of the Capitol, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington, as a bitterly-divided Congress hurtles toward a government shutdown this weekend. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

PODCAST: Mack on Politics with guest Liam Donovan

We dig deep into Washington, DC with Liam Donovan, Principal at Bracewell and a former senior staffer at the National Republican Senatorial Committee for the 65th episode. Published January 19, 2018

Pollster Scott Rasmussen

PODCAST: Mack on Politics with guest Scott Rasmussen

In this conversation, we delve into the book, examine how polling has changed, evaluate Trump's political standing, look ahead to the midterms and consider what Trump could do to strengthen his position for reelection. Published January 3, 2018

Electoral College member Richard Jones signs his ballot in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. All 18 of Ohio's Electoral College members voted Monday for Republican Donald Trump despite opposition by protesters outside the state capitol building. (Kyle Robertson/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Momentum builds for national popular vote

Ask yourself this question: Would our country be better served if our president was elected by national popular vote or by the current system of an Electoral College? Published December 27, 2017

Demonstrators sit on the Senate steps before they are arrested outside of the U.S. Capitol during an immigration rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), programs, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) **FILE**

Take conservative path forward to aid Dreamers

Despite protests across the country by left-wing activists, it appears that an extension of President Obama's extra-constitutional Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program will not happen before the end of the year. This was the top priority of Democrats. They will fail to achieve it by the deadline they set. Published December 20, 2017

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon speaks during a rally for U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Fairhope Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The coming Trump-Bannon divorce

Steve Bannon has achieved what no one thought possible. He delivered a Senate seat in Alabama to the Democrats — a more meaningful accomplishment than half of the Democrats in the Senate will have in their lifetimes. Published December 13, 2017

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 6, 2006 file photo, Judge Roy Moore stands with his wife, Kayla, after conceding the governor's race to Gov. Bob Riley, in Gadsden, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Moore, Franken, Conyers must all step down

In the end, Hollywood superproducer Harvey Weinstein will be remembered for his (alleged) sexual crimes far more than for his films. Published November 22, 2017