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Published:June 4th, 2008 09:43 EST

Judyth Piazza chats with Bruce Hawkins, Political Strategist

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Bruce Hawkins is a highly skilled political strategist with years of campaign experience which all began in 1984. His training and education was in earned media from Washington State University. That specialty quickly led him into senior leadership roles in numerous campaigns. Except for one race right out of college he has worked exclusively for conservatives including Pat Robertson, Pat Buchanan and Mike Huckabee.

As Washington State Director for Pat Robertson, Hawkins delivered Robertson`s only Super Tuesday victory in 1988. As National Field Director for Pat Buchanan in 1992, Hawkins organized all of the states outside of New Hampshire. As Washington State Director for Pat Buchanan in 1996, Hawkins managed to win half the delegates for Pat with no money, no budget and no paid staff. As Straw Poll Manager for Mike Huckabee`s Iowa Campaign, Hawkins helped stun the world with a powerful second place finish and propel Huckabee into the top tier of major candidates. Governor Huckabee recently said of him, He was exceptional in not only understanding, but having the ability to create and execute a very effective plan for us to compete despite being outspent by an estimated 20-1 from other candidates. ?

Large projects or small Hawkins utilizes his training, interpersonal skills and natural gifting in organization to pull off successes ranging from spinning negative attacks into positives or generating turnout at events.

In his off-time Hawkins has written a couple books, numerous special reports and several columns. He is married to Catherine, who is working on her MBA, has two children " Monica age 20 and Ben, 17. Bruce likes golfing and sailing in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.