Matthew Dowd On Trump, Partisan Politics And The Future Of America's Independents

Apr 3, 2017

Matthew Dowd is no stranger to the partisan world of politics, having served both Democrats and Republicans. Now, though, Dowd is a proud Independent.
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Matthew Dowd's career is an unusual one. He was a strategist for Republican President George W. Bush's re-election campaign, and, before that, a staffer for Missouri's Democratic Congressman Dick Gephardt. Now, he is taking an Independent tack to get past partisan gridlock. Today, we speak with the ABC News analyst about his life, his career, and the political situations in Austin, Springfield and Washington.

Matthew Dowd will take part in American Public Square's second annual fundraiser, Evening on the Square, at Boulevard Brewing Company at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 1. To purchase tickets, visit