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by Ed Kilgore

Political Animal


Ed Kilgore is the principal writer for the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog. He is also managing editor for The Democratic Strategist, a political analysis website; a special correspondent for The New Republic; and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute.

Kilgore was a federal-state liaison and speechwriter for three governors of Georgia, and also communications director and legislative counsel for U.S. Senator Sam Nunn. From 1995 until 2006, Kilgore worked for the Democratic Leadership Council and the Progressive Policy Institute, serving as DLC political director and policy director, and eventually vice president for Policy. He was also on the editorial board of New Democrat and Blueprint magazines, and was responsible for the DLC-sponsored New Donkey blog. He has served on the script and speechwriting staff of the last six Democratic National Conventions.

Kilgore has appeared on a variety of radio and television shows (including frequent guest spots on Public Radio International’s “To the Point” and “Left, Right and Center”), and has had articles published by The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Salon, The Daily Beast, and the Huffington Post. He is a graduate of Emory University and of the University of Georgia School of Law.

Political Animal

Ed Kilgore is the principal writer for the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog. He is also managing editor for The Democratic Strategist, a political analysis website; a special correspondent for The New Republic; and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute.

Kilgore was a federal-state liaison and speechwriter for three governors of Georgia, and also communications director and legislative counsel for U.S. Senator Sam Nunn. From 1995 until 2006, Kilgore worked for the Democratic Leadership Council and the Progressive Policy Institute, serving as DLC political director and policy director, and eventually vice president for Policy. He was also on the editorial board of New Democrat and Blueprint magazines, and was responsible for the DLC-sponsored New Donkey blog. He has served on the script and speechwriting staff of the last six Democratic National Conventions.

Kilgore has appeared on a variety of radio and television shows (including frequent guest spots on Public Radio International’s “To the Point” and “Left, Right and Center”), and has had articles published by The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Salon, The Daily Beast, and the Huffington Post. He is a graduate of Emory University and of the University of Georgia School of Law.