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Matthew Dowd
Matthew Dowd, chief strategist for the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign, participates in a discussion during Ceasefire! Bridging the Political Divide, a conference exploring ways to bridge political differences held in Los Angeles, California on June 19, 2007 . (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)

Matthew John Dowd (born May 29, 1961, Detroit, Michigan) is an American political consultant who was the chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney '04 presidential campaign. In December 2007, he was introduced on ABC's Good Morning America as its new political contributor. He also appears on the same network's This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

Dowd began his political career as a Democrat, working for, among others, Texas Lt. Governor Bob Bullock. In 1999, he switched parties to become a Republican.

During the 2002 election, Dowd was a senior adviser to the Republican National Committee.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Matthew Dowd."
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