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Mo Elleithee
Partner (Currently on leave of absence from Hilltop and is Communications Director at the Democratic National Committee.)

Mo Elleithee is a founding partner of Hilltop Public Solutions, a Washington, DC-based public affairs and political consulting firm. Mo is a nationally-recognized communications strategist who has been involved in some of the most high-profile Democratic campaigns of the past fifteen years.

At Hilltop, Mo focuses on strategic communications and political campaigns, advising Democratic candidates and progressive interest groups on message development and strategy.

During the 2008 presidential election, Mo was Senior Spokesman and Traveling Press Secretary for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, where he served as lead spokesman on the campaign plane, interfacing between the candidate and her traveling press corps. He also played key roles in the two previous presidential cycles, as New Hampshire Communications Director for Wes Clark (2004) and Bill Bradley (2000).

Mo has also been a key communications strategist for local and statewide candidates across the country including Sen. Tim Kaine’s (D-VA) successful campaigns for Senate and Governor, Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, and numerous other campaigns in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Virginia.

He's advised a number of Democratic Party committees, helping the Democratic Party of Virginia take back the State Senate in 2007, managing the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee's 2006 Independent Expenditure campaign in Virginia against then-Senator George Allen, and assisting the DSCC's efforts in the 2010 Connecticut Senate race on behalf of Richard Blumenthal.

Mo serves on the faculty of Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute, where he teaches a graduate-level course on Campaign Management and Strategy. He received his undergraduate degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and his Master of Arts from The Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University.

He is a frequent commentator on CNN, MSNBC, PBS and FOX News, and can often be found at Georgetown basketball games cheering on his beloved Hoyas. Mo lives in Washington, DC with his wife Tali, and their daughter Sadie.


Experience (partial list):

Presidential Campaigns:

  • Senior Spokesman & Traveling Press Secretary, Hillary Clinton for President, 2007-2008
  • New Hampshire Communications Director, Wesley Clark for President, 2003-2004
  • National Press Secretary, Bob Graham for President, 2003
  • New Hampshire Communications Director, Bill Bradley for President, 1999-2000

Other Federal Campaigns (non-presidential):

  • Advisor, Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC) -- Connecticut Senate race, 2010
  • Senior Communications Strategist, Tom Udall for Senate (NM), 2008
  • Director, DSCC Independent Expenditure Campaign in Virginia, 2006
  • Deputy Campaign Manager, Tom Udall for Congress, 1998

Gubernatorial Campaigns:

  • Communications Director, Tim Kaine for Governor (VA), 2005
  • Campaign Manager, Janet Reno for Governor (FL), 2002
  • Press Secretary, Mark Warner for Governor (VA), 2001

Other Non-Federal Campaigns:

  • Senior Strategist, Vincent Gray for Mayor (DC), 2010
  • Media Strategist, Peter Kilmartin for Attorney General (RI), 2010
  • Media Strategist, Dan Gelber for Attorney General (FL), 2010
  • Senior Advisor, Democratic Party of Virginia, 2007 (helped win back the State Senate)

Government Experience:

  • Senior Advisor, Office of Mayor-Elect Vincent Gray (DC), 2010
  • Transition Communications Director, Office of Governor-Elect Mark Warner (VA), 2001
  • Press Secretary, Office of U.S. Senator Chuck Robb (VA), 2000
  • Communications Director, Office of U.S. Rep. Tom Udall (NM), 1999

Interest Group Experience:

  • Communications Advisor, America Coming Together, America Votes and The Media Fund, 2004
  • Director of Field and Communications, The Interfaith Alliance, 1997



Watch News Clips Featuring Mo Elliethee

11/8 - MSNBC News Nation - Cain Scandal
10/31 - MSNBC Live - Perry Campaign

Watch Video

11/17 - Fox News
11/9 - Fox News
10/13 - CNN
9/4 - CNN
9/2 - CNN
8/11 - MSNBC
6/3 - Fox Hannity
5/9 - CNBC
4/27 — CNN Situation Room
4/10 – CNN Situation Room
3/4 — Fox Hannity
3/1 – Fox News Sunday

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