WASHINGTON — Tim Murtaugh, former communications director for President Donald J. Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, joins The Heritage Foundation today as a visiting fellow for communications and as a contributor for The Daily Signal.
Murtaugh has spent more than two decades in state and national politics, including in senior roles at the Republican National Committee, Republican Governors Association, and numerous political campaigns. Prior to his time with the Trump campaign, he served two years in a similar post for U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.
“I have known Tim for over 20 years. As a former reporter, state capitol bureau chief, and presidential campaign communications director, he is one of the best communicators in the business,” said Heritage Foundation President Kay C. James. “His role will be to advise the Heritage team on new ways to communicate our critical policy solutions to the American people, which is key to getting their elected representatives to buy in. And his decades in government, politics, and reporting, together with his sharp wit, will provide a wealth of insight to his Daily Signal commentary that I know our subscribers will enjoy.”
In his role as visiting fellow, Murtaugh will advise the Heritage team on effectively and strategically communicating conservative ideas and principles and participate in media interviews and public events to advance conservatism. As a contributor to The Daily Signal, Heritage’s multimedia news outlet, he will write about current events, public policy issues, and the news media.
“The Heritage Foundation has been driving conservative policymaking and steadfastly defending our principles for generations and it is a high honor to join such a respected group of thought leaders,” said Murtaugh. “I look forward to working together as we continue to fight for the ideals that made this country great. I thank Kay James and everyone at Heritage for this incredible opportunity.”
Murtaugh is the founder and principal of the consulting firm Line Drive Public Affairs LLC. Prior to entering politics, he worked in radio news and was the capitol bureau chief in Richmond for WVIR-TV (NBC) in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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