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Political Consultants

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Many political consultants work in Washington, D.C., but there are others who work in state capitals and major cities all across the country. Political consultants are generally self-employed, or work for consulting firms that specialize in media relations. They contract with politicians, corporations, nonprofit groups, and trade and professional associations. They participate in the campaigns of mayors, governors, and Congress members as well as in the political campaigns of other countries.

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