Paul Begala

Senior Strategist, 1992 Campaign


In the past 50 years, only four Democrats have won the White House. Paul Begala helped two of them.

A commentator for CNN and professor at Georgetown University, Begala has worked in Congress and the White House, and in corporate life and academia. As a commentator for CNN, Begala appears on a variety of CNN programs, and writes opinion columns for CNN.com.

Having advised campaigns around the world, including Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa, he quite literally brings a world of experience to the nation’s long-term political landscape. Using historical guideposts, Begala provides audiences insights into the what, why and how of today’s hot-button issues.

Begala burst on the political scene with his partner James Carville as senior strategist for the Clinton-Gore campaign. He went on to serve President Clinton as counselor to the President, where he was one of his closest aides, helping to define and defend the Administration’s agenda.

In 2012, he was a senior advisor to Priorities USA Action, the pro-Obama Super PAC, which played a critical role in President Obama’s 2012 victory.

Begala is the author of several New York Times best-selling books on politics, and has taught at the University of Texas and the University of Georgia, as well as his current teaching position at Georgetown University.

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