Mike DuHaime is a Partner at Mercury. Mike has long been among the most accomplished political operatives in the country and is one of the most sought-after strategists in the corporate and non-profit public affairs space.
In the political arena, Mike has served in senior positions for President George W. Bush, Senator John McCain, Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Governor Chris Christie, among many others. He was political director of the Republican National Committee and has served in senior positions for the Republican Governors Association and National Republican Senatorial Committee. Mike has worked on campaigns in more than 40 states including dozens of winning Governor, US Senate, US House and state legislative campaigns. In recognition of his work for Governor Christie, Mike was awarded the Campaign Strategist of the Year by The American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC). Earlier in his career, Mike was named by Time Magazine as one of the 40 under 40 rising stars of American politics.
A graduate of Rutgers University with a BA in journalism and political science, Mike now serves as an adjunct professor at his alma mater’s renowned Eagleton Institute of Politics. Mike is also a member of the Rutgers University Board of Trustees. Mike has spoken on politics and public affairs at Princeton, Harvard, NYU, UCLA and the University of Chicago, among many other colleges and universities. Rutgers University awarded Mike a prestigious “Rutgers 250 Fellowship” recognizing him as one of the university’s most distinguished living alumni. Mike is a sought-after guest on both television and radio offering his political and public policy perspectives on shows and networks including Good Morning America, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, CNBC, FOX Business, BBC, NPR, CBC in Canada and many more. In print, he has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and scores of other state and regional publications.
Earlier in his career, Mike was a nationally renowned “get out the vote” operations expert who worked to increase voter turnout through ground-breaking methods.