Ford O’Connell is a political analyst and Republican strategist. A seasoned campaign veteran at the local, state and national levels, Mr. O'Connell worked on the 2008 McCain-Palin presidential campaign.
In 2010, Campaigns & Elections magazine named Mr. O'Connell a "Rising Star." A frequent on-air guest on Fox News, CNN and other broadcast media; his political commentary/analysis has appeared in a variety of publications including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Associated Press, Reuters, The Washington Post, Washington Times, New York Daily News, U.S. News & World Report, The Hill, POLITICO, Investor's Business Daily, E! Online, People magazine and ESPN.com.
Every Wednesday morning at 8:35 AM ET, Mr. O'Connell can be heard on Southwest Florida's Fox News 92.5 FM's "Daybreak with Trey Radel" discussing the latest happenings on Capitol Hill and the 2016 presidential campaign trail. Mr. O'Connell is also a contributor at The Hill.com and U.S. News & World Report.
Ford’s devotion to the conservative causes of limited government, free enterprise and personal responsibility were instilled in him by his grandfather, Henry Salvatori, a longtime Republican activist and advisor to three U.S. Presidents. Mr. O'Connell is the Chairman of CivicForumPAC. He also counsels clients on political strategy and campaign tactics as the Managing Director of Civic Forum Strategies. Additionally, Mr. O'Connell teaches at The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.