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Mike Murphy

Co-Director, USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future

Mike Murphy is the Co-Director of the Center for the Political Future. Murphy is one of the Republican Party’s most successful political consultants. Murphy has led more than 20 statewide campaigns to victory, including gubernatorial races for Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christine Todd Whitman, John Engler, and Tommy Thompson as well as dozens of Senatorial, United States House and other races.

He’s worked on six Republican presidential campaigns and is widely known for his work in the 2000 GOP primaries as a senior strategist for Senator John McCain. He has advised leaders in Canada, Central America, and the former Soviet Union. He is a widely known political pundit, appearing frequently on NBC, CNN, and NPR.