WBUR Staff

Todd Domke

Former Staff
Republican Political Analyst, WBUR

WBUR political analyst Todd Domke is a media consultant specializing in public relations and strategy.

As a political consultant, Domke worked in the late 1980s and early 1990s with GOPAC and the National Republican Congressional Committee to develop strategies, tactics and training for challenger candidates, culminating in the GOP winning majority control of the U.S. House in 1994. He has lectured at RNC campaign schools, congressional candidate workshops, media seminars and Boston colleges.

He has been widely quoted as a political analyst in media outlets including NPR, CNN, ABCNews.com and The Wall Street Journal. During the 2008 presidential race he wrote a column for The Boston Globe. Some of his op-eds were evaluation scorecards that can be used to analyze politics in 2012: “Do-it yourself debate predictions,” “Who has the media edge?” and “Who rates as a running mate?”

Todd is co-author of “Cain and Abel at Work: How to Overcome Office Politics,” published by Broadway Books, “The Conservative’s Dictionary: Witty, Wicked Definitions to Drive Liberals Wild,” published by St. Martin’s Press, and author of “Grounded,” a humorous children’s novel published by Alfred A. Knopf. Over the years, he has ghostwritten speeches, articles and books for leaders in business, education, government and politics.

Recent stories

Commentary: Who Will The GOP Pick For Veep?

March 03, 2015
Sen. Marco Rubio (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

In analyzing who would be a good running mate for “balance” — ideological, geographical, ethnic, gender or age — we can better understand the weaknesses, strengths and strategies of presidential hopefuls.

Commentary: Massachusetts Might Be Hillary Clinton's Least Favorite State

February 27, 2015
Hillary Clinton speaks at the Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women Tuesday in Santa Clara, California. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the main reason that our state seems less hospitable to Hillary Clinton. While Warren continues to say she has no plans to run for president, she is clearly not inclined to support Clinton any time soon.

Commentary: Testing Your Political Bias

November 06, 2014
Joanne Kinchla passes out "I Voted" stickers after voters cast ballots at Burlington High School. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Here’s a post-election test to help you recognize your bias, in case you are uncertain how you should be labeled, politically.

Commentary: Top 10 Surprises Of The Gubernatorial Race

November 03, 2014

Republican analyst Todd Domke shares his 10 surprises before votes are cast.

Commentary: Baker Wins Debate By ‘Losing It’

October 29, 2014
Charlie Baker, following Tuesday night's gubernatorial debate (Steven Senne/AP)

In the final gubernatorial debate, Republican Charlie Baker cried in recalling an encounter he had with a fisherman.

Commentary: Charlie Baker Out-Debates His Chair

October 22, 2014

Charlie Baker lost the debate last night, but the good news for the GOP candidate is that there’s another debate next week.

Commentary: Why Romney Won’t Run For President In 2016

October 17, 2014
Mitt Romney at a rally for Michigan Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land earlier this month. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

As much as Romney would like to be president, here are the key reasons why he won’t run for a third time.

Commentary: Debates Could Determine A Close Gov’s Race, But Are Voters Watching?

October 10, 2014
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates, Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley, shake hands before a debate. (Elise Amendola/AP)

So far, the debates have raised more questions than answers.

Commentary: Will The Primary Cost Coakley The General?

October 02, 2014
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley, center, speaks during a roundtable discussion as U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., right, look on at offices of the Service Employees International Union on Sept. 14 in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)

Assuming the polls are correct and Martha Coakley has lost her mojo, what happened?

Commentary: The U.S. Senate Race That Isn’t A Race

September 26, 2014
U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (Steven Senne/AP File)

There is virtually no news coverage of the Ed Markey-Brian Herr contest.

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