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Steve Schmidt Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Children, and Net Worth
Who is Steve Schmidt?
Steve Schmidt (Stephen Edward Schmidt) is an American communication and public affairs, strategist. Steve has served on Republican political campaigns. They include Arnold Schwarzenegger California Governor, John McCain Arizona Senator, and President George W. Bush.
In the 2008 presidential campaign, Steve was McCain’s advisor and senior campaign strategist. He urged Sarah Palin’s selection as McCains running mate a decision they both later regretted. Schmidt was a vice-chair at Edelman, a public relations firm until July 2018 when he stepped down.
Steve was a critic of President Trump and the GOP for their support of him. He even renounced the Republican Party in 2018 as “fully the party of Trump”. He claimed that the party is no longer devoted to American democracy. Steve is a co-founder of the Lincoln Project, a group that campaigned against Trump and his supporters.
On 14th December 2020, Steve announced his registration to the Democratic Party. Steve works on the JUST, a nonprofit research organization together with Arianna Huffington, and Deepak Chopra, among others.
How Old is Steve Schmidt?
Schmidt was born in North Plainfield, New Jersey, on 28 September 1970. He is 51 years old as of 2021. Steve shares his birthday with celebrities like Bam Margera, Hilary Duff, Brigitte Bardot, Daniel Platzman, Janeane Garofalo, among others.
Steve Schmidt Family
who are Schmidt’s Parents?
Steve was born to a telecommunication executive and a school teacher. However, his parents’ names are not mentioned. He was brought up in North Plainfield, New Jersey.
Does Steve Schmidt have siblings?
There is no available information about his siblings.
Steve Schmidt Education
Steve schooled at North Plainfield High School where he was an Eagle Scout. He was additionally on the school football team. Schmidt was a member of the National Honor Society for two years, and also their class vice president. Steve issued Bill Bradley’scampaign materials in the 1978 US Senate election in New Jersey.
From 1988 to 1993, Steve schooled at the University of Delaware. He majored in political science. During his college time is when he registered as a member of the Republic Party. Due to a failure in a math course, Steve left three credits short of graduation. During his college time, he joined the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Schmidt was a member of the campus Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program. Steve completed his last math course in 2013 and graduated.
Steve Schmidt Spouse
Schmidt was married to Angela Schmidt who they later divorced. Angela is a former cross-country skier. She competed in 1980, 1984, 1988, and in the 1992 Winter Olympics.
Does Steve Schmidt have children?
The couple was blessed with three children whose information is not available at the moment.
How tall is Steve Schmidt?
Although Steve has a well-built body, he stands at a height of 1.9 meters.
Steve Schmidt Career
Steve was the manager of the unsuccessful 1995 campaign for Kentucky Attorney General Will T. Scott. He was previously a judge of the Kentucky Supreme Court. His advertising strategy was featured in George Magazine’s second edition.
Schmidt ran Tim Leslie California State Senator unsuccessful race for lieutenant governor of California on 3rd November 1998. In the same year, Steve was Matt Fong’s communication director against U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer. He was the communication director for Lamar Alexander’s presidential campaign in 1999. He left his position in June when there was a reduction in staff.
In 2000, Steve was a communication director on Energy and Commerce of the House Committee. He became the National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman in 2001, taking over the communication director in 2002.
Steve served as a deputy assistant to the president and counselor to Dick Cheney, Vice President of the Bush administration. Steve was a member of the strategic planning group in 2004, led by Karl Rove, the White House adviser. Between 2005 and 2006, Schmidt was the responsible White House strategist for Samuel Alito’s U.S. Supreme Court nominations and Chief Justice John Roberts.
Steve from the Year 2006
Steve left the White House in 2006 to be the campaign manager in the California re-election campaign for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He later became a partner in Mercury Public Affairs. He was in charge of California Mercury’s operations.
Steve was appointed to lead the daily basis operations of the McCain campaign on 2nd July 2008. However, Rick Davis retained the campaign manager’s formal title.
Steve was credited with aggressive responses to pressing criticism by The New York Times and creativity to manipulate the media.
Schmidt accused The New York Times on 22nd September 2008 of bias against McCain in favor of Barack Obama. He claimed that the network had ceased to be by any standard a journalistic organization.
Steve supported gay rights at the Log Cabin Republicans meeting. Together with 74 fellow Republicans, Steve co-signed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the US IN February 2013. They supported the overturning of Proposition 8.
Steve Leaves the Republican Party
Schmidt criticized Trump’s decision of moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem despite the violent Gaza border protests. The Embassy’s opening was coincidental to the 2018 Gaza border protests, with over 57 deaths of Palestines. Joe Biden decided to retain the Embassy in Jerusalem despite the initial violence.
Schmidt officially withdrew from the GOP on 19th June 2018. This was due to Trump’s separating immigrant families policy at the U.S.-Mexico border. He cited the Republican leadership as they failed to challenge Trump’s policy.
Steve announced his registration to the Democratic Party on 14th December 2020 on his podcast, Battleground.
A report came out on 28th January 2019 that Steve and Bill Burton, Democratic consultants, were hired to assist in the shaping of a potential presidential run by Howard Schultz, the former Starbucks CEO. After Howard’s decision to withdraw from the race, Steve returned to MSNBC.
Steve together with Elise Jordan launched a podcast in August 2018 focusing on Trump’s Presidency. Steve withdrew from the podcast when he was questioned by Jordan and Adam Levine the Executive producer. The question was about his role in advising Howard Schultz a potential 2020 presidential candidate.
Schmidt in The Lincoln Project
Steve was among the founder members of The Lincoln Project. This is a Super PAC by former Republican members opposed to Trump’s re-election in 2020. The group was in support of Joe Biden a Democratic Presidential Nominee. The group members guest-starred in 2020 on Showtime’s The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth. They insighted the viewers into their plans.
Schmidt in other Fields
In the 2012 HBO film Game Change, steve was portrayed by Woody Harrelson. The film was based on the book of the same title by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, political journalists. It majors on the choice of Sarah Palin as John’s running mate in the 2008 US presidential elections. Steve is portrayed as pushing the choice Sarah later accepts that she was not qualified for the job. He spoke in approval of the film saying that it portrays the campaign’s truth.
Steve Schmidt’s Net Worth
Schmidt has accrued an estimated net worth of around $1-5 million not specified.
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