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Former Politicians Have Found New Jobs in Cable News

McCaskill, Kasich, and Heitkamp have all found jobs as contributors to cable news networks.

By NTK Staff | 01.15.2019 @1:29pm
Former Politicians Have Found New Jobs in Cable News

A few former politicians with very anti-President Trump leanings have found new jobs at cable news networks after either losing elections or finding themselves term-limited.

Former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), who is an outspoken critic of Trump and his administration and who lost her reelection bid in 2018 to her Republican challenger Josh Hawley in 2018, will be joining MSNBC and NBC as a political analyst.

“I’m looking forward to bringing my experience from the Senate, hard-fought campaigns, and Midwest common sense to the coverage of breaking political events. And, as always, I won’t hold back,” McCaskill said in a statement, according to The Hill.

Then there’s former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), who finds Trump so disagreeable that he has openly considered primarying Trump in 2020. He will be joining CNN as a contributor, according to Axios.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), who like McCaskill lost her 2018 reelection campaign, has found a new job as a contributor for CNBC, which she announced on Twitter on Tuesday.

In 2018, the Media Research Center found that 90 percent of the media’s coverage of Trump and his administration had been negative. With hires like these, it’s hard to imagine that this coverage will change in 2019.

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