Mark McKinnon needs no introduction, but just in case you’ve forgotten who he is: He is the creator and co-host of Showtime’s The Circus, now filming their sixth season in Washington, DC and battleground states throughout the country. Mark...
Mark McKinnon needs no introduction, but just in case you’ve forgotten who he is:
He is the creator and co-host of Showtime’s The Circus, now filming their sixth season in Washington, DC and battleground states throughout the country.
Mark is famously a former consultant for Democrats such as Former Texas Governors Mark White and Ann Richards, Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer, Former Democratic Congressman Charlie Wilson (He of Charlie Wilson’s War Fame) Former Texas Lt. Governor Bob Bullock.
In the late 1990s, he switched parties to be director of media for George W. Bush’s presidential campaigns – leading the team who put together all of the paid media for both the 2000 and 2004 campaigns. (Both of which were won by W.)
He went on to co-found No Labels, work for John McCain’s 2008 effort and consult on HBO’s The Newsroom and Netflix’s House of Cards, and work with U2’s Bono
Mark was a fellow at The Harvard’s JFK School of Government, and lecture at The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas. He is a member of the board of jurors of The George Foster Peabody Awards (given by The University of Georgia!)
He is also the former road manager for Kris Kristofferson, who wrote “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” and a personal favorite “Blame It On the Stones.”
Mark is also a style maven who like The Chairman, has a penchant for flashy clothes and The Drip, best exemplified by their dedication to Res Ipsa shoes.
He can be found on twitter at: https://twitter.com/mmckinnon
Showtime’s The Circus tweets at: https://twitter.com/SHO_TheCircus
Mark’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mmckinnon/?hl=en
The Circus Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sho_thecircus/?hl=en
No Labels: https://www.nolabels.org/
Res Ipsa: https://resipsausa.com/
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