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Mike Murphy

Co-Director of the Center for the Political Future at the University of Southern California
Murphy is the co-director of the Center for the Political Future at USC. He has worked as a political consultant on over 20 campaigns, including gubernatorial races for Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Murphy also worked as a senior strategist for U.S. Sen. John McCain in the 2000 GOP primary and has advised leaders in Canada, Central America and the former Soviet Union.