2016 Elections

Election Coverage and Insights from Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies - Election Day is Almost Here!

With the 2016 general election quickly approaching, Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies (CPS) professionals are remaining on the frontlines of the ever-changing developments, bringing their unique understanding of politics inside and outside the beltway to this often unpredictable election cycle. 

Recent Media Appearances

Mark Alderman discusses Trump's allegations of voter fraud on Fox Business News

Blake Rutherford discusses recent campaign developments Fox Business News' "Making Money with Charles Payne"

Howard Schweitzer publishes op-ed in Forbes, “Donald Trump's Deal Of A Lifetime,” about the relationship between business and government

Mark Alderman published an op-ed in The Daily Beast“Confessions of an Elector: Only 270 Voters Really Get To Decide Who Our Next President Will Be

In addition to a variety of media appearances on Fox Business News, CNN, Politico, Forbes, and NBC10's Political Punchouts, CPS has also launched a new podcast, Road to the Oval Office, which brings you timely and fresh analysis from both sides of the aisle. In lively conversations moderated by Blake Rutherford, a member of Hillary for America Pennsylvania Finance Council, Democratic Strategist Mark Alderman and former Treasury Department senior official Howard Schweitzer dissect the race, the candidates, and controversies surrounding both campaigns. For new and past episodes, subscribe on iTunes® or SoundCloud®. The discussions can also be heard live from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET on the below dates by calling into 1-800-769-9015.

Upcoming Episodes/Live Calls

  • Monday, November 10: Election results

Recent Episodes

November 3: Tuesday, November 3 
Deep-dive on state of the race (live in Philadelphia)

October 31: Clinton Emails Investigation Aftermath
Impact of the weekend's news cycle on the electoral map and down ballot races

October 20: Final Debate and Look Ahead
Third debate analysis, tight Senate races, and predictions on first 100 days

October 10: Trump v. Clinton Round Two
Second debate analysis

October 5: One-month countdown
VP debate analysis and second presidential debate preview

September 27: First Debate Recap
Breakdown and analysis of the much anticipated first debate

September 22: The Race Tightens
Where do the candidates stand before the first debate?

September 9: Two-month countdown to Election Day
Recap of the summer on campaign trail and preview of what's to come before the first debate

July 25-28Live from the DNC
Daily real-time updates from Philadelphia

July 19Live from the RNC
Live update from developments unfolding in Cleveland.

July 13Presidential Conventions Preview
Preview of the upcoming Republican and Democratic conventions.


Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies – Live at the Presidential Conventions

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies professionals played a significant and active role at both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, attending the conventions, appearing on local and national media, hosting events, and providing commentary on the activity that unfolded in Philadelphia and Cleveland.

To see our coverage and impressions from the RNC, view our "Political Punchout" appearances with NBC10, OZY Facebook LIVEHaus Rules and The Jim Bohannon Show.

At the DNC, in addition to holding several high-profile events, including our lunch series (pictured below), at our One Liberty Place office, our professionals attended many of the exclusive convention and host committee events, and offered their seasoned insight to various media networks. This included appearances and mentions on Fox Business News, OZY on Facebook LIVE, Newsmax Prime, various top radio shows around the country as well as in USA Today and CNN.com. Mark and Republican strategist Jim Schultz also participating in nightly special called "Political Punchout" with NBC10 Philadelphia, live from the Wells Fargo Center, recapping the day’s events and adding their analysis and commentary in politically charged discussions. Blake also served as an elected delegate for Pennsylvania's 1st Congressional District. 

We were proud to be joined by the following prominent journalists, political analysts and advisers for our three-part DNC Lunch Series:


Chris Matthews from MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews"


Jonathan Martin, best-selling author and national political correspondent for The New York Times and Sasha Issenberg, author and contributor for Slate, The New York Times and the Boston Globe


Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty, III, former White House chief of staff, counselor to the president, and special envoy for the Americas under President Bill Clinton




Confessions of an Elector: Only 270 Voters Really Get To Decide Who Our Next President Will Be [The Daily Beast]

October 17, 2016

Mark Alderman published an Op-Ed in The Daily Beast, "Confessions of an Elector: Only 270 Voters Really Get To Decide Who Our Next President Will Be."

Donald Trump's Deal Of A Lifetime [Forbes]

October 13, 2016

Howard Schweitzer, managing partner of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, published an op-ed in Forbes, “Donald Trump's Deal Of A Lifetime,” about the relationship between business and government.

Road to the Oval Office Podcast: Second Presidential Debate Analysis

October 10, 2016

Mark Alderman, Blake Rutherford, Howard Schweitzer, Jim Schultz analyzed the candidates' performance and impact on the remaining 29 critical days of the race.

Road to the Oval Office Podcast: VP Debate and One-Month Countdown

October 05, 2016

Mark Alderman, Blake Rutherford and Howard Schweitzer discussed the VP debate and state of the race with a little more than one month left in this election season.

Road to the Oval Office Podcast: First Debate Analysis

September 27, 2016

Following the first debate, Mark Alderman, Howard Schweitzer and Blake Rutherford analyzed the candidates' performance and discussed next steps on the campaign trail.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Trump Transition Update Call - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

December 12, 2016 - Conference Call/Podcast

Road to the Oval Office Comes to an End: Election Results

November 10, 2016 - Conference Call/Podcast

Road to the Oval Office: Live 2016 Election Outlook

November 03, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA

Road to the Oval Office Podcast: Third Presidential Debate Analysis

October 20, 2016 - Conference Call/Podcast

In The News


Mark L. Alderman



(202) 912-4846

Howard Schweitzer

Member, CEO, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies


(202) 912-4855


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