Guest Biographies

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Jeff Bell (1943 – 2018) was a strategist, author, and two-time Republican nominee for the United States Senate from New Jersey (1976 and 2014). Jeff Bell became active in politics in the 1960s and worked with Presidents Nixon and Reagan and alongside then-congressman Jack Kemp. Bell was instrumental in Ronald Reagan’s adoption of “supply-side” economics. Bell was the author of two books: Populism and Elitism, and The Case for Polarized Politics: Why America needs Social Conservatism.

Bill Kristol notes: Jeff Bell “was a kind and generous man with an original mind, a fighting spirit, and a deep faith.”

Conversations with Jeff Bell