Political Columnist, Author & Award-Winning Blogger
As the daughter of U.S. Senator John
McCain, Meghan was propelled into the
national spotlight at an early age, involved in
everything from community events to national
conventions. Meghans unparalleled exposure
to American politics gave her the opportunity
to hear voters debate the most complex issues
first-hand from the campaign trail. As a result,
her unique perspective and bold approach has
not only galvanized a younger generation of
Republicans; Meghan has launched a national
movement to redefine Republican stereotypes
I am concerned about the environment. I
love to wear black. I think government is best
when it stays out of peoples lives and business
as much as possible. I love punk rock. I believe
in a strong national defense. I have a tattoo. I
believe government should always be efficient
and accountable. I have lots of gay friends. And
yes, I am a Republican.
Raised in Phoenix, Arizona, McCain graduated
from Columbia University with a degree in Art
History. With ambitions to pursue a career in
music journalism, she completed internships
at Newsweek and Saturday Night Live before
joining her fathers 2008 presidential campaign.
To give Americans a real sense of life behind the-scenes on the campaign trail, Meghan
launched McCainBlogette.com: The blog,
for me, was showing young women they
could be interested in politics and everything
else. I chose to show that Im a real person
with shortcomings, and that this is my life.
McCainBlogette has been recognized with two
distinguished awards in politics: The Golden
Dot Award for Best Blog, and two Pollie
Awards from the Association of Political and
Public Affairs Professionals.
While writing her blog, Meghan never
imagined the main-stream media would
pay attention to her social and political
commentary. Quite the contrary has proven
true: her positions have been discussed by
some of the most prominent voices in politics,
from Karl Rove to Laura Ingraham and Rush
Limbaugh. As a columnist for The Daily
Beast and MSNBC contributor, Meghan often
responds to her own partys attacks, but also
discusses Americas most challenging issues with
a clear objective: to help the Republican Party
expand and survive.
Meghans time on the campaign trail inspired
her acclaimed memoir, Dirty Sexy Politics:
A True Story (Hyperion 2010). The book
chronicles Meghans personal journey across
the American political landscape in the witty,
candid, and boisterous voice that has made her
a role model for young members of the GOP.
Campaigining with her father also inspired
Meghan to publish My Dad, John McCain,
an illustrated childrens book that brings her
fathers heroic story to life before young eyes.
At the podium, Meghan openly discusses her
personal experiences on the campaign trail
and her observations on the future of the
Republican Party. Often said to possess the
McCain maverick gene, Meghan has no
qualm in saying what is on her mind and brags
that she inherited my dads heartburn-inducing
ability to say what he thinks.
A powerful role model for young women
and Republicans alike, she passionately
discusses womens issues, social issues and
marriage equality. Meghan firmly believes
that Republicans need to get back to their core
beliefsand that there is room for all walks of
life in the Party.
Sen. John McCain¹s daughter certainly doesn¹t toe the Republican line when it comes to social issues! But McCain has a lot to say about the 2012 Presidential race, what¹s wrong with the Republican party today, and how politics are affecting women¹s health and benefits issues. Hear McCain address all these issues, with plenty of time for audience Q&A, in this Tuesday morning keynote address.
Sen. John McCains daughter certainly doesnt toe the Republican line when it comes to social issues! But McCain has a lot to say about the 2012 Presidential race, whats wrong with the Republican party today, and how politics are affecting womens health and benefi ts issues. Hear McCain address all these issues, with plenty of time for audience Q&A, in this Tuesday morning keynote address.