Mark McKinnon

Political Advisor, Reform Advocate, Media Columnist

Mark McKinnon is a transformative force in American politics and media. Following a successful career as a chief media advisor to presidential campaigns, including George W. Bush and Senator John McCain, he co-founded No Labels, promoting bipartisanship and pragmatic solutions. McKinnon’s advocacy for campaign finance reform led to initiatives including the pro-democracy Mayday PAC.

McKinnon is the co-creator, co-executive producer, and co-host of Showtime’s “The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth.” His media expertise, acknowledged through 30 Pollie and Telly Awards, includes consulting on TV hits like “The Newsroom” and “House of Cards.” McKinnon is also a columnist whose writing has appeared in The Daily Beast and Daily Telegraph (UK).