MSNBC hires failed Democratic candidate after short campaign

Former left-leaning political and media strategist Matthew Dowd has joined MSNBC as a political contributor and analyst, MSNBC host Nicole Wallace announced Wednesday.

Dowd’s new role would include reporting from the field, where he will travel across the country to examine threats to American democracy in the months leading up to the 2022 midterm elections.

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Matthew Dowd joins MSNBC after 13 years at ABC News. (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images) MATTHEW DOWD
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The news comes after Dowd ended his campaign for Texas lieutenant governor in December. He ended his candidacy for lieutenant governor of Texas after two months of his announcement, so that a non-white Christian candidate could win.

“When I first announced, the only other candidate was a white Christian. A diverse field is emerging in the Democratic primary for this office. I don’t want to be the one standing in the way of the biggest diversity we need in politics,” he wrote.

A Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat again, Dowd served as ABC News’ chief political analyst for more than a decade before leaving the network last year. While the former George W. Bush strategist often boasted of being an independent political commentator, he is known to have strong ties to the leftist Lincoln Project and has openly supported Democrats and liberal policies throughout. throughout his tenure.

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Dowd came under public scrutiny in October for his mass deletion of about 175,000 old tweets ahead of his campaign for lieutenant governor.

Some of his deleted tweets included attacks on Rep. Elise Stefanik, RN.Y., about his gender and age, and an image of a fatal pile-up on a Texas highway to mock former President Trump’s impeachment defense team. He also has previously called Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a “sex predator”, said running for president against a woman was sexist and accused Trump supporters of doing more damage to the republic than the Islamic State terror group.

Dowd also faced backlash for saying the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was worse than the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans.

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Dowd joins the former chief spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris, Symone Sanders, who joined the Liberal Network last month as a new weekend host and host on their Peacock streaming service.

Fox News’ David Rutz contributed to this report.

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