American Political Consultant
Matthew John Dowd is an American political consultant who was the chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign. In December 2007, he was introduced on ABC’s Good Morning America as its new political contributor. He also appears on the same network’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos.
Dowd began his political career as a Democrat, working for, among others, Texas Lt. Governor Bob Bullock. In 1999, he switched parties to become a Republican. During the 2002 election, Dowd was a senior adviser to the Republican National Committee. During the 2004 Presidential election, Dowd was chief strategist for George W. Bush’s re-election campaign, but he would later leave the Bush administration due to frustrations regarding the Iraq War.
The Common Good hosted Dowd in 2010: Election Insurrection: The Mid-Term Elections 2010.