Matthew Dowd is an American political consultant who was the chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign. In December 2007, he was introduced on ABC's "Good Morning America" as its new political contributor. He also appears on the same network's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos.
Mr. Dowd began his political career as a Democrat, working for Texas Lt. Governor Bob Bullock. In 1999, he switched parties to become a Republican. During the 2002 election, Dowd was a senior advisor to the Republican National Committee.
Mr. Dowd was born on May 29, 1961 in Detroit, Michigan.