Mike Murphy is one of the Republican Party’s most successful political media consultants, having handled strategy and advertising for more than 26 successful gubernatorial and Senatorial campaigns. Murphy has been called a “media master” by FORTUNE magazine, the GOP’s “hottest media consultant” by Newsweek and the leader of a “new breed” of campaign consultants by Congressional Quarterly.
Murphy served as senior strategist for both John McCain’s first campaign for President in 2000 and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s historic election as Governor of California. He has served as political consultant to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush since 1998. He has also advised political leaders in several foreign countries and well as a dozen U.S. Senators and Governors. He also advises several Fortune 500 companies and many trade associations.
Murphy frequently writes a column for TIME magazine as well as providing regular commentary on the Meet the Press roundtable. Murphy was born in Detroit, Michigan and attended the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is a non-resident fellow at Harvard University’s JFK School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and is a Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. Murphy also works as a writer/producer in the entertainment industry.
He lives with his wife Tiffany and daughter Audrey in Los Angeles, California.