About Rick Wilson
Rick Wilson was a longtime Republican political strategist, award-winning ad-maker, and political commentator. In 2015, Rick emerged as one of the earliest and most vocal critics of Donald Trump, helping found the Never Trump movement.
Published in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Politico, The Hill, The London Spectator, Rolling Stone, The New York Daily News, USA Today, The Bulwark and beyond, he’s frequently called on for sharp-edged and witty political insight on the national news networks, CNN, and MSNBC. He’s a frequent guest on Real Time with Bill Maher.
A 30-year veteran of politics, Rick got his start in the 1988 Presidential campaign of George Herbert Walker Bush, and since has produced groundbreaking advertising and provided winning strategic counsel to political candidates, SuperPACS, state parties, the national campaign committees, and corporate, association, and government clients across the nation and around the world. He is a co-founded of the Lincoln Project
Rick lives in Tallahassee, Florida with two frustrated hunting dogs and a nameless cat. Rick is an instrumented-rated private pilot and a fifth-generation Florida man.