Matt Towery is a graduate of England's Cambridge University and Florida's Stetson University Law School (Cum Laude). Matt Towery is a former member of the Georgia House of Representatives, and at age 30, he was his party's nominee for Lt. Governor of Georgia.
Matt Towery has served as campaign chairman for Newt Gingrich and chief strategist for numerous national political campaigns. He is known for his bipartisanship. Matt Towery became the first and only Republican to preside over the Democratically controlled Georgia House prior to leaving politics in 1997.
Towery is an attorney, businessman and successful author. His first major book, Powerchicks: How Women Will Dominate America, received national attention in publications ranging from The Washington Post to Ladies Home Journal. Matt Towery has appeared on national programs ranging from ABC's "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher," FOX News' "The O'Reilly Factor," CNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews," NBC's "Leeza," and CNN's "Talk Back Live" and "Inside Politics with Judy Woodruff." Towery continues to appear on national talk shows and recently authored the book Mean Business: The Insider's Guide to Winning Any Political Election.
Matt Towery has written columns for publications ranging from trade magazines (such as Hollywood's Daily Variety) to daily newspapers and monthly magazines.
As a businessman, Towery was CEO of his family-owned Color Graphics, the South's largest commercial sheet fed printing company. He sold the company to Mail Well (NYSE) in 1997. He currently serves as chairman and CEO of InsiderAdvantage.com, a subscription-based source for advanced information about government and public issues for corporations and the media. Its GovernmentBids.com division is the most active site on the Internet for information about government contracts.
Matt Towery lives in Atlanta with his wife and two children.
Not long ago, Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott had been written off as politically dead. Just several months back, the incumbent Scott trailed in the polls to Democrat Charlie Crist.
In past columns, I've mentioned some teachers and professors that I've known who bluntly said that Ronald Reagan was the nation's worst president.
The new theme that conservatives and Republicans will start to read and hear about in the coming months will be that the GOP is so terribly divided that it won't be able to win critical races for control of the U.S. Senate in November.
Let's make this clear: Barack Obama is not responsible for the Federal Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's decision to cancel certain trademark protections related to the NFL's Washington Redskins, due to the "disparaging" nature of the word 'Redskins.' But is symbolic of a government so off course that it defies belief.
Most political observers were caught flat-footed by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's blowout defeat by upstart David Brat in the Virginia Republican primary. I was one of them.
The Republican U.S. Senate primary race in Mississippi between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel has been portrayed as a battle of the traditional Republicans versus the insurgent Tea Party. It ended in a virtual draw. There will be a runoff. But even that won't establish the "trend" that so many believe they see.
It came one day after our national holiday devoted to remembering those who lost their lives defending America. The broadening and apparently national scandal surrounding shoddy and negligent treatment of veterans in desperate need of health care from a government agency charged with providing it to them just officially rose to a potentially criminal level.
The national media continue to tout Georgia's soon-to-be-open U.S. Senate seat as one of just a few "swing" states that could end up going Democrat in a year that otherwise seems to look great for the GOP nationally.
It's happened again. Another conservative African-American leader with the "taint" of a GOP past is invited to speak to a university.
It's hard to believe it, but our post-2008 economic meltdown financial markets applaud mediocre financial numbers and a so-called recovery that has left many Americans holding their breath over the future value of their home and the stability of their job -- if they even have one.
Polling numbers and political maneuverings are increasingly confirming what I first reported months ago. The tea party movement is no longer the large dominant force in the GOP that it was in 2010 or even 2012.
Increasingly, Americans fear their government. They fear its power, its might and its ability to ruin their lives.
In recent years, the Republican Party has increasingly been described as a shrinking entity dominated by angry white males and southerners. But the problem for the Democrats is that Southern states will likely determine control of the U.S. Senate in this year's elections.
It occurs usually in late October and is billed as "The World's Largest Cocktail Party." The annual contest between two college football titans, the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the University of Florida Gators, in Jacksonville often overshadows other late season college contests.
For those who follow politicians, political pundits and the media, it seems as we head into the more intense portion of this election year, that a few aspects of the "game" we call politics and the coverage of it be exposed. So here is the truth about politics in 2014 and how it is reported, analyzed, twisted, contorted and created.
It's a comparison too obvious to pass up. We all remember the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield, best known for exclaiming, "I get no respect," as he tugged at his collar and bulged his eyes to a laughing audience.
Alex Sink was the dream candidate for Democrats in a special Congressional election set in a swing district in Florida.
As one of the first to chronicle and applaud its rise, I am not ready to pronounce the death of the tea party movement. But there are plenty of reasons to believe that what was a concerted and focused force in politics is becoming more that of a less focused and more diffused effort.
If anyone believes that this nation is truly left of center, they should consider a new poll coming from the usually administration-friendly CBS News. Their polling unit reports that a majority of Americans are disappointed in President Obama and give him lousy ratings for his handling foreign policy and the economy.
Few columnists have railed against the GOP "establishment," aka the "silk underwear crowd," more than I.