Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark




George Washington University (B.A. and M.A.)


Digital Press Secretary, National Republican Congressional Committee




Andrew Clark currently works with the team at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) as digital press secretary, directing the committee’s outreach to online conservatives and bridging the gap between communications and digital strategy. Before joining the NRCC, Clark worked as deputy digital rapid response director for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign and as a digital strategist for Gabriel Gomez’s 2013 campaign for the Senate.



Why is it important that at this particular point in time, right-of-center youth become involved publicly, whether in politics, media, their communities, or another capacity?

There are a lot of conservative young people out there, all over the country. Particularly on college campuses — but also in general social activities — showing your “c” label can be somewhat of a faux pas. Many people get a false impression of what conservatism is from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Getting involved in a public way — whether you’re launching a blog, organizing in your community, or just talking to friends — is critical to removing the stigma that many in our generation feel conservatism has.


What must elected officials and others in positions of leadership do to make a right-of-center message resonate with the Millennial generation?

Ronald Reagan took conservatism and successfully turned its principles into solutions for many of the critical problems facing the country in the 1970s and 1980s. But to Millennials today, the Reagan presidency is the past. If we want a conservative message that resonates with Millennials, we have to find ways to clearly communicate how conservative principles can solve our 21st-century problems. Online innovation and digital strategy can help bridge that gap.


Where would you like to see the conservative movement in 10 years — and how can it get there?

Ideally, in ten years the conservative movement will be wrapping up the second term of a conservative president, and we will be able to embrace a reform-oriented, solutions-based record of governance. Hopefully the movement will be flowing with a new surge of energy from Millennials and other young people who believe in the movement’s conservative principles. Communicating a 21-st century message, and using digital tools to fully energize that message, will be the key.

Thirty Under Thirty – 2014


SNL fixes Thanksgiving with 'Hello'
When it comes to settling Thanksgiving Day family disputes, Saturday Night Live may very well have the answer. A sketch known as “A Thanksgiving Miracle” shows a family getting pretty heated. Just when the conversation seems to be getting to its breaking point, the young girl in the room turns on Adele’s Hello. Each time the […]
2016 tactic to win Millennials: Music
It’s no secret that Hillary Clinton has been having trouble appealing to Millennials, despite her obvious efforts. As a demographic, Millennials may be difficult overall to reach. As All Access offers, Millennials are “more multicultural and educated compared to earlier generations. And they have a wide-range of eclectic tastes that often make both traditional and […]
Scandal has abortion to 'Silent Night'
ABC’s hit show, Scandal, went for a bit of an odd theme for their mid-season finale, combining both Christmas, abortion, and death. Thursday’s episode, titled “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” had a particularly sickening connection considering it featured lead character Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, aborting the president’s baby. Even worse is that the scene […]
Caitlyn Jenner voting GOP in 2016
Hell hath no fury like a trans-woman scorned. Caitlyn Jenner was in Des Moines, Iowa during the Democratic presidential debate and wanted to attend, badly. According to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, Jenner even reached out to the president of CBS, David Rhodes but was turned away at the door. “Our person told her person that […]
Graphic: 175 years of winning slogans
It may not be the most cited campaign factors, but campaign slogans can and do play a role. The communications relations manager at Communications@Syracuse, Jennifer Dutcher writes “other factors certainly come into play, but an effective (or ineffective) presidential slogan can set the tone for the entire election race and presidency.” Included in the “Presidential PR” piece […]


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Cruz blasts lefty, 'coddled kids' of universities
While speaking at the Family Leader’s Presidential Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, Ted Cruz had some brief but strong words about some of the student protests. As the Hill reported, many of the candidates touched upon “political correctness.” Speaking to that, Cruz offered that, “The best answer to political correctness is speaking the truth.” On […]
Carson: Make schools responsible for loan interest
At a recent campaign stop in Iowa, Ben Carson took the moment to expand on his opinions about higher education reform. At St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, Carson took questions from voters on college debt, according to KWQC. “Make the student responsible for the principal and the colleges and universities responsible for the interest,” […]
Sanders: "Guaranteed economic rights for all"
On Thursday, Bernie Sanders spoke at Georgetown University to explain his definition of democratic socialism and how he grounds his political philosophy. His main themes remained constant: economic inequality, poverty, health care, higher education, and the minimum wage. To define what Sanders means by “democratic socialism,” he tied his politics to former presidents and leaders. “So let me […]
NYT: Hillary has 'problems with young voters'
Hillary Clinton’s struggles with Millennial voters has been noted before. But now, even the New York Times is admitting it. To be sure, Albert R. Hunt does take a positive view of Hillary. In one of his first paragraphs he points out that her “nomination is almost a foregone conclusion, barring any unlikely legal or health […]
Trump: 'I'm Ernest Heminway of 140 characters'
Donald Trump certainly has a way with words, and his ego. He thinks so highly of himself, in fact, that he said someone described him as “the Ernest Hemingway of 140 characters.” Politico reported that Trump made the comment on Friday during a forum at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. Trump compared his Twitter presence […]


Author: Millennials should go into debt
If millennials want to get ahead in life, they should punt on building a savings account and go into debt. Such is the advice of Rich Dad, Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki, according to CNBC.  “Savers are losers,” he says. “The old rules were you go to school, you get a job, you work hard, you […]
Obamacare: Millennials chill out, don't work
As the effects of Obamacare reverberate across the country, it’s made millennials more blase about finding employment. A recent study has found that, as younger people feel less pressure to find a job and gain health benefits, they’ve delayed their entry into the workforce, according to The Washington Post. Young people can stay on their […]
40% of Millennials favor banning free speech
Free speech has come under siege by overly sensitive young people on college campuses. A recent survey from the Pew Research Center has now codified the results. 40 percent of Millennials are in favor allowing government to prevent “statements that are offensive to minority groups.” Overall, only 28 percent of Americans agreed with that statement. Pew notes […]
Tinder's IPO: Will Millennials 'swipe right'?
Millennials have a chance to swipe right on stock — the company that owns Tinder has gone public. The popular dating app, owned by Match Group, opened its initial public offering at $12 per share, according to Business Insider. That price represents a low price within the range that Match Group wanted, but will transform it […]
$12 minimum wage could destroy 800,000 jobs
A new study cautions that a $12 minimum wage could lead to a nationwide loss of almost 800,000 jobs if such an increase were implemented. The job losses impact middle-income families and low-income families the most. Following the methodology of a 2014 Congressional Budget Office report, Drs. William Even and David Macpherson, economists at Miami […]