Matt Mackowiak is a Washington, DC and Austin, TX based political consultant and communications professional and the founder and President of Potomac Strategy Group, LLC which provides political consulting, media relations and crisis communications assistance to campaigns, companies, groups and individuals. Since he arrived in Washington, DC, he has served in high-level Senate, executive branch, campaign, and private sector environments and has developed a wide range of deep relationships with national, state and local media and political figures.


    Debate Imperatives Tonight in Greenville

    Every televised presidential debate seems to be the most important of the race at the precise moment it occurs. But tonight’s six-man bout at the Peace Center in Greenville, SC, which will air on CBS, truly does hold significance. February was never about selecting the GOP nominee – it was about survival. To date, a 17 candidate field has narrowed to six, exactly 13 days | Read More »

    Fearless predictions for New Hampshire tonight

    Since I was a lonely voice in the wilderness correctly predicting that Cruz would beat Trump in Iowa by a margin of 3-5 points (the final margin was 4), I now plan to let it ride with all my vast pundit winnings in the middle of the pile on the least predictable New Hampshire primary in living memory. I expect high turnout on both sides. Trump | Read More »

    The best chance to elect a strong conservative this year

    From the diaries… My name is Matt Mackowiak and I am the Treasurer of Fight For Kentucky, a Super PAC that is set up to help elect Matt Bevin for Governor. Since 1972, Kentucky has been led by Democratic Governors for all but four years. The Commonwealth has suffered from left wing policies in Frankfort, whether they be failing to stand up for our values, | Read More »

    The Next Front in the Battle over Obamacare

    The Next Front in the Battle over Obamacare

    **Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron** You may be seeing a concerted attempt by liberals and their media allies to convince you that Obamacare is 1) succeeding; 2) losing political impact for the midterms; and 3) being emphasized less frequently by Republicans on the campaign trail. In fact, all three of these are false. Just this week, we are seeing the latest front in the | Read More »

    Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA) Must Resign

    I don’t know Congressman Vance McAllister. I don’t need to. The new this week that he was caught on tape in a romantic situation with an employee on his payroll weeks before being sworn into Congress was sufficient to warrant outrage.  But where is the outrage? He needs to resign his seat in Congress immediately.  This is an unusual statement coming from a Republican consultant. Let | Read More »

    Democrats Playing in GOP primary for Texas Supreme Court

    In the last few days I read, with interest, two items running on highly respected, national conservative blogs. First, Brandon Darby and Bob Price reported on on the failed lawsuit of Joe Pool, Jr., against conservative incumbent Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeff Brown (whom I have been advising). The full story has a lot of good information in it, but the lede really says | Read More »

    Don’t Let Them Detroit Virginia

    Fight for Tomorrow, a new national Super PAC based in Texas and developed by several conservatives in Virginia and in other states, is launching an advertising campaign as major effort in the Virginia Governor’s race.  Our first ad, “Don’t Let The Detroit Virginia,” is running on TV in Richmond and northern Virginia in the Washington, DC market and in the “A” section of today’s Washington Post. | Read More »

    Strategic Imperatives for Tonight’s Iowa Debate

    Tonight’s Fox News Republican presidential candidate debate, the first held in Iowa, comes at a critical time in the race, as many of the announced candidates are facing existential questions, divergent strategic paths, challenging fundraising efforts, and high political stakes, and at least one likely major entrant appears ready to announce. The pressure has been building in the Republican primary since the last debate on | Read More »

    What I Believe by Bill Flores (GOP nominee, TX-17)

    I believe America is an exceptional nation, a beacon of hope and freedom for the rest of the world. I believe the men and women who have served or are serving in our Armed Forces have preserved freedom for the rest of us, and we must always ensure they and their families are cared for. We will always be indebted to our military men and | Read More »

    The Winter of Charlie Crist’s Political Discontent

    Conservatives have long knives out for Gov. Charlie Crist. While the political establishment in Tallahassee and DC is fully supporting incumbent Crist for the Florida’s open U.S. Senate seat over upstart rising star Marco Rubio, the clear conservative choice is emerging. Crist was recruited to run and immediately endorsed by the Senate Republican campaign committee, led by Texas Senator John Cornyn. Although this support smacks | Read More »