Matt 's episode appearances
Episode 71: “Behind the Scenes of the Conservative Movement and The Republican Party” with Matt and Mercedes Schlapp
Matt and Mercedes Schlapp give us a behind-the-scenes look at the conservative movement. Mercedes is the current communications director for the Trump/Pence re-election campaign and Matt is the chairman of CPAC.
Episode 08: Al Regnery & Matt Schlapp on the Republican Party
The Bill Walton Show : Episode 08 - You don’t hear much about the Tea Party these days, but perhaps you should. After all, as Al Regnery, publisher to the conservative stars pointed out it just elected a president.
In 2014, Matt Schlapp was unanimously elected as Chairman of the American Conservative Union (ACU), the nation’s original conservative grassroots organization. ACU is committed to educating and converting those who may not know that they are conservatives as well as informing, inspiring and motivating those who are solid conservatives. They do this by hosting the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and their Foundation (ACUF) has ranked every Member of Congress for 45 years. ACUF also scores every state legislature as of 2015.
Matt’s executive branch experience began in President George W. Bush’s first term where he eventually served as White House political director and deputy assistant to the president. During his tenure at the White House, Matt advised the President, the Vice President, members of the Cabinet and senior White House staff and maintained extensive contact with members of Congress and federal agencies.
Prior to working at the White House, Matt worked on Capitol Hill as a press secretary, chief of staff and campaign manager to Representative Todd Tiahrt (R-KS). During Matt’s tenure, Tiahrt averaged an ACU Rating of 98%. He transitioned from the Hill to the presidential election in Austin, where he served as a regional political director.
Matt’s political commentary appears regularly in broadcast and print media, including FOX News, MSNBC, CNN, C-SPAN and in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Washington Times, Politico, Breitbart and the Daily Caller. He is a columnist for The Hill newspaper and a co-host of CPAC 365, a weekly radio show on Sirius XM radio.