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Ford O’Connell is a political analyst and Republican strategist. A seasoned campaign veteran at the local, state and national levels, Mr. O'Connell worked on the 2008 McCain-Palin presidential campaign.

In 2010, Campaigns & Elections magazine named Mr. O'Connell a "Rising Star." A frequent on-air guest on Fox News, CNN and other broadcast media; his political commentary/analysis has appeared in a variety of publications including USA Today, the Associated Press, Reuters, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, New York Daily News, U.S. News & World Report, The Hill, POLITICO, Investor's Business Daily, E! Online, People magazine and He is a contributor to the Thomas Jefferson Street blog and Debate Club at U.S. News & World Report.

Mr. O'Connell is the Chairman of CivicForumPAC. He also counsels clients on strategy as the Managing Director of Civic Forum Strategies.

In November of 2013, Mr. O’Connell released his first book – Hail Mary: The 10-Step Playbook For Republican Recovery, which takes an in-depth look at the 2014 and 2016 electoral landscape and offers a comprehensive, pragmatic program for revitalizing the Republican Party to make electoral gains.

Mr. O’Connell earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law and holds graduate degrees from Duke University, Northwestern University and the University of Mississippi. He received his undergraduate degree at Swarthmore College, where he was a member of the football, basketball and lacrosse teams. Mr. O’Connell currently resides in the Washington, D.C. area.

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