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Warm wishes and happy tidings for an amazing new year from Evan, Karl, and Dexter too!
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Discussing Indiana’s new “Stand Your Anti-Gay Ground Law" (aka #IndianaRFRA) and Gov. Mike Pence with +Thom Hartmann.

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From today's +San Francisco Chronicle:

"'Chris Christie’s numbers are so low in New Jersey that he could never hope for a second act like Gov. Brown,' says longtime Democratic strategist Karl Frisch, referring to Brown winning the governorship again more than 25 years after his first stint in that office. 'The more he moves to shore up far-right primary votes in early states, the more out of step he puts himself with his home state, California and the rest of the country.'

'He really doesn’t have a chance in hell of securing the GOP nomination. He’s a character, so the media are infatuated with him much the way they were with (former New York Mayor) Rudy Giuliani — and look how his bid turned out,' Frisch said."
Not so long ago, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was the brash, rising star of the Republican Party who felt confident enough to pick a fight with the governor of another big state, Jerry Brown, dismissing him as “an old retread” who would deliver a “failed record” for California. [...] Christie’s poll numbers are so low in New Jersey, “he couldn’t even get elected in his own state,” says Bob Ingle, a political reporter who has covered Christie f...
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Only $15 away from my $2500 fundraising goal for +California YMCA Youth & Government - the youth program that changed my life and got me politically involved. Can you help push me over the top? Learn More/Donate: 
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I'm just $490 away from reaching my $2500 fundraising goal for +California YMCA Youth & Government -- the youth program that changed my life and led to my political involvement. Think you can help me reach my goal with a contribution of $25, $50, $100, or whatever you can afford? The deadline is today at 12:00 p.m. PT so anything you can do would be greatly appreciated. Here’s the shortened link that will take you to the program's website contribution form:
This will only take a few minutes of your time so please continue reading. You won't regret it, I promise. I've been involved in the political world for most of my life, but that wasn't always the case. It wasn't until I joined the California YMCA Youth & Government program as a high school ...
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BREAKING NEWS: The #SuperBowl won't be televised this year. Only those in attendance will be able to watch.
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My latest column looks at the state of the Republican quest for the White House and why President +Barack Obama should elevate +Ted Cruz (pull a "McCaskill") in order to protect his legacy. #GOP2016  
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Tweeting updates, photos, and live video from the Supreme Court today. Follow me:

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In case you missed me last week... discussing the #Germanwings crash, +Ted Cruz's presidential campaign announcement at +Liberty University+Jeb Bush's stance on #LGBT discrimination, and Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Downton Abbey)’s resignation on the 03/26/2015 broadcast of radio's nationally syndicated +Stephanie Miller Show.

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In case you missed me discussing +Jeb Bush, +Kate Brown, and Aaron Schock yesterday morning on radio's nationally syndicated +Stephanie Miller Show which is simulcast on Free Speech TV.

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For those that have asked, I was on +Stephanie Miller Show yesterday so that Sen. +Debbie Stabenow  could be on today to discuss her important work. Here's my appearance from Wednesday discussing #MarriageEquality in Alabama, David Axelrod's memoir, and Congressman Aaron Schock's hot male personal photographer. Let me know what you think!

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¡Le queremos desear unas muy felices fiestas y un próspero Año Nuevo desde Havana de Cuba!
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Syndicated Columnist. Democratic Strategist. Radio Personality. Bullfight Strategies Partner.
Karl Frisch has worked for 15 years at the intersection of technology, media, and politics. He has earned a national reputation for creative strategies and effective execution of both advocacy and electoral communications campaigns.

Frisch is a partner in Bullfight Strategies, a Washington-based communications firm that leverages new and traditional media with strategic research, aggressive outreach and state of the art technology platforms on behalf of progressive causes, candidates, leaders, and select businesses.

Karl is also a fixture on the progressive talk radio circuit. He co-hosts a weekly segment on the Stephanie Miller Show and frequently guest hosts for the likes of Bill Press and Leslie Marshall, all nationally syndicated. Frisch is widely quoted in print, regularly appears on news outlets like MSNBC and Current TV, and writes a weekly syndicated opinion column on political issues of the day.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Karl landed his first political job after his high school graduation, working for Republicans first at the local level and later on the national stage. In 2000 he traveled across the country doing press advance and field work for Senator John McCain's first presidential campaign.

Afterwards, Frisch came out of two closets at once as a gay man and a Democrat. Doubly liberated, he served as field director for Jim Hahn's 2001 come-from-behind victory as Mayor of Los Angeles, and in 2002 as deputy communications director of the California Democratic Party when Democrats swept every statewide office for the first time in nearly a century.

Karl joined the renowned web team of Howard Deans presidential campaign in 2004 as multimedia communications director. That campaign revolutionized the use of the Internet as an organizing, public relations, and political fundraising tool.

In 2005, Frisch was named press secretary to Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) on the House Rules Committee. He was instrumental that year in helping to expose a series of ethics abuses by Congressional Republicans.

Frisch next served as communications director for Iraq war veteran Paul Hackett in his short-lived bid for U.S. Senate in Ohio. Shortly after, he was hired as national press secretary for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in the 2006 election cycle that saw Democrats regain the Senate majority.

Most recently, Karl worked for nearly five years as communications director and then as a senior fellow at Media Matters for America, the nations premier progressive media watchdog. Frisch built the backbone behind the organization's rapid response communications structure, establishing a state of the art operation that has since become a model of best practices for progressive organizations throughout the country.

Frisch resides in Washington, DC with his wheaten terrier mix Dexter Von Frisch.

[Interesting Factoid: Karl was the 3,365th user on Twitter. There are now more than 200 million registered accounts.]
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Syndicated Columnist. Democratic Strategist. Political Commentator.
  • Karl Frisch Associates, LLC
    Principal, 2015 - present
  • Bullfight Strategies, LLC
    Partner, 2011 - 2014
  • Media Matters for America
    Communications Director, Senior Fellow, 2006 - 2011
  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    National Press Secretary, 2006 - 2006
  • Paul Hackett for U.S. Senate (D-OH)
    Communications Director, 2005 - 2006
  • Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY), House Rules Committee
    Press Secretary, 2005 - 2005
  • Trippi & Associates
    Senior Account Executive, 2004 - 2004
  • Dean for America
    Multimedia Communications Director, 2003 - 2004
  • California Democratic Party
    Deputy Communications Director, 2002 - 2003
  • Jim Hahn for Los Angeles Mayor
    Field Director, 2000 - 2001
  • McCain 2000
    Press Advance, Field, 1999 - 2000
  • Jim Nussle for Congress (R-IA)
    Finance Director, 1998 - 1998
  • Susan Brooks for Congress (R-CA)
    Volunteer Coordinator, Field Director, 1996 - 1998
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