Matthew Dowd Biography
Matthew John Dowd is a well-known political analyst and consultant in the United States. He served as the main strategist for the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign in 2004 and as an ABC News political analyst. He announced his Democratic candidacy for Texas lieutenant governor against incumbent Dan Patrick on September 29, 2021. He said that his campaign would terminate on December 7, 2021.
Matthew Dowd Age
Matthew Dowd was born on May 29, 1961, in Detroit, Michigan, the United States of America. He is 62 years old.
Matthew Dowd’s Height
Dowd stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches/1.72 m.
Matthew Dowd Family
Dowd was born in Detroit, Michigan, into an Irish Catholic family. He was the third of eleven children, the son of an auto executive and an elementary school teacher who later became a stay-at-home mother. His parents were devout Republicans.
In St. Louis, Missouri, he attended Cardinal Newman College. He attributes his early interest in politics to the Watergate Committee hearings, which occurred when he was 12 years old in the summer of 1973.
Matthew Dowd Wife
Dowd was married twice and divorced twice. He was married once, and he has three boys. After one of his twin young girls died in the hospital, his second marriage ended in divorce. Daniel, his eldest son, worked as a signals intelligence analyst in Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2007 to 2009.
Furthermore, in 2013, Matthew was speculated to be seeing Maria Shriver, the ex-wife of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, although Shriver declared in May 2017 that she was single. Dowd was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s reelection campaign strategist in 2006.
Matthew Dowd Salary
Down pockets an annual salary of between $40,000 and $110,000.
Matthew Dowd’s Net Worth
Dowd’s estimated net worth of $5 million.
Matthew Dowd Career
While attending college in St. Louis, Missouri, he worked as a political consultant for Governor Joseph P. Teasdale’s D-Mo campaign. Louis, Missouri, and for Rep. William Broomfield’s R-MI campaign. He also worked on Rep. Dick Gephardt’s (D-MO) staff.
He started his political career as a Democrat, serving on the Senate and campaign staff of Senator Lloyd Bentsen, D-Texas. In addition, he worked for Texas Lt. Governor Bob Bullock, among others. In 1999, he changed parties, joining the Republican Party.
During the 2002 midterm elections, Matthew worked as a senior adviser for the Republican National Committee. He was also the main strategist for George W. Bush’s re-election campaign in 2004. Similarly, in 2006, he was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s reelection campaign strategist.
Matthew Dowd Books
- Revelations on the River: Being a Prophet for Your Path