David Winston is the president of The Winston Group, a Washington, D.C., strategy and message design firm. Winston has served as a strategic advisor to Senate and House Republican leadership for the past 10 years. He was formerly the Director of Planning for Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and advises center-right political parties throughout Europe. Additionally Winston was a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation where he did statistical policy analysis and econometric modeling. He has served in a senior staff role to four RNC Chairmen.
Winston has lectured at The Wharton of School of Business, MIT, Harvard, Georgetown, William and Mary, George Washington, American University, Miami of Ohio, and the National War College. His writings have appeared in a variety of publications, including Policy Review, International Wall Street Journal, Brookings Review, The Brown Journal of World Affairs, and The Washington Post. He authored the chapter on Strategy for the college textbook Campaigns and Elections American Style, and he is credited for originating the concept of “security mom.” Winston is an election analyst for CBS News, and frequently appears on cable and network news.