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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Rick Wilson

Rick Wilson is a longtime Republican strategist, infamous negative ad-maker, and commentator. Since 2015, he’s been a leading conservative critic of Donald Trump. Rick’s work has been published in The Washington Post, Politico, The Hill, The London Spectator, Rolling Stone, The New York Daily News, USA Today, and others, and his book Everything Trump Touches Dies was a national bestseller. His sharp-edged and witty political insights have earned him invitations to appear on CNN, MSNBC, and he’s a frequent guest on Real Time with Bill Maher. Rick began his 30-year career in politics as part of the campaign for George H. W. Bush. He continues today providing strategic counsel to candidates, SuperPACS, state parties, the national campaign committees, and other clients nation-wide. His new book Running Against the Devil, was released in January 2020. Rick lives here in Tallahassee with his wife, too many dogs, and a nameless cat.