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About Rick Wilson

Rick Wilson is a seasoned Republican political strategist and infamous negative ad-maker. His regular column with The Daily Beast is a must-read in the political community.

Published in The Washington PostPoliticoThe Hill, The London Spectator, Rolling Stone, The New York Daily News, The FederalistIndependent Journal Review and beyond, he’s also a frequent guest on Real Time with Bill Maher, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, With Friends Like These, and the national networks.

A 30-year veteran of politics, Rick got his start in the 1988 Presidental 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.

Rick lives in Tallahassee, Florida with his wife, too many dogs, and a nameless cat. They have two grown children. Rick enjoys hunting, fishing, flying, and overthrowing governments.