Matalin, Mary (1953–)

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Matalin, Mary (1953–)

American political consultant. Born Mary Jo Matalin, Aug 19, 1953, in Chicago, IL; Western Illinois University, BA in political science, 1978; attended Hofstra University Law School; m. James Carville (Democratic political consultant), 1993; children: 2 daughters.

Political strategist, moved to Washington, DC, to work at the Republican National Committee (1981); was political director for George Bush's reelection campaign (1992); assisted George W. Bush in his election bid for the presidency; served as senior advisor to US vicepresident Dick Cheney (2001–03); was host of CNN's "Crossfire" and co-hosted CNBC's "Equal Time"; joined HBO's "K Street" (2003); wrote Letters to My Daughters (2004).

See also memoir (with Carville) All's Fair: Love, War and Running for President (1994).

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