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. Murphy has led successful campaigns for many GOP Governors and Senators including Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Terry Branstad, Lamar Alexander, Jeff Sessions. Slade Gorton, Christie Whitman, Dirk Kempthorne, Tommy Thompson and John Engler. He has advised political leaders in six foreign countries.
A partner in the Washington DC based Revolution Agency, Murphy also advises several Fortune 500 corporations and several of America’s largest trade associations, working with industries including insurance, energy, financial services and commercial real estate.
Murphy is a regular columnist for TIME Magazine as well as a regular on the Meet the Press roundtable. He is very interested in international political security issues and currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Murphy was born in Detroit, Michigan and attended the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Murphy, 50, also works as a writer/producer in the entertainment industry. He lives with his wife Tiffany in Los Angeles California.