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Ron Faucheux


PhD, University of New Orleans


Ron Faucheux is the editor-in-chief of Campaigns & Elections magazine and its Campaign Insider weekly newsletter, both nonpartisan publications that provide an insider's view of politics. A lawyer, writer, political analyst and former public official, Dr. Faucheux is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and the Louisiana State University Law center.

At 25, he was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives, defeating an incumbent to become the legislature's youngest member at the time. He was re-elected twice, once with 84% of the vote and once without opposition. He also served as state Secretary of Commerce, where he directed economic development and business regulatory agencies.As a political consultant, he's worked in 116 campaigns in 11 states, handling functions such as strategy, advertising, research, and fundraising and press relations.

As a media commentator, he writes a weekly nationwide political column for Congressional Quarterly and the Washington Post web site and appears regularly on national television news and talk shows, including Inside Politics on CNN as well as a variety of programs on ABC, NBC, BBC, Fox News and MSNBC. He was an election night analyst, November 7, 2000, on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. He's been a news source and analyst for major newspapers, wire services and radio networks around the world.

As the senior analyst for The Political Oddsmaker, an online elections handicapping service available at, he's correctly called winners in 98% of the over 1,500 elections since 1995.

Dr. Faucheux has directed research projects and written extensively about political campaigning, grassroots lobbying, media advertising, public opinion and campaign finance.He founded the Government Leadership Institute at the University of New Orleans and is a frequent lecturer and speaker at university, association, business and political training seminars and conferences around the world. He teaches courses on political campaign management and running for office at The Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Faucheux's name is pronounced "FOE-SHAY."


The Debate Book: Standards and Guidelines for Sponsoring Political Debates, (Campaigns & Elections Publishing Co., 2003)

Running for Office: The Strategies, Techniques and Messages Modern Political Candidates Need to Win Elections, (M. Evans & Company, 2002)

Winning Elections: Political Campaign Management, Strategy & Tactics, (M. Evans & Company, 2003)

Chapters in Books and Other Writings

"Running for Office: The Candidate's Job Gets Tougher, More Complex," in Johnson, Routledge Handbook on Political Management (Routledge, 2008).

"Why Clinton Lost," in Johnson, ed., Campaigning for President 2008, (Routledge, 2009).