James Carville Biography
(American Political Strategist and Commentator)
Birthday: October 25, 1944 (Scorpio)
Born In: Fort Benning, Georgia, United States
Chester James Carville, Jr. is a political consultant who served as the lead strategist for the then-Arkansas governor Bill Clinton in his presidential campaign in 1992, successfully helping him win the presidency. He is a well-known media personality and a frequent political contributor for CNN on which he appears regularly. He is a very prominent and active figure in the Democratic Party for which he is also a fundraiser. He has long been associated with CNN and was one of the co-hosts of the channel’s political debate program, ‘Crossfire’. After the program’s final broadcast he began appearing in the news program ‘The Situation Room’. Prior to entering politics he had worked as a litigator and had also served in the United States Marine Corps. He is known for his animated debating style and skillful diplomacy which enabled him to become one of the best known political consultants in America. He began his career as a political consultant during the 1980s. Some of his initial successes include the gubernatorial victories of Pennsylvania’s Robert Casey and Georgia’s Zell Miller, as well as Wallace Wilkinson’s successful run for the governor’s seat in Kentucky. The biggest victory of his career came in 1992 when he served as the lead strategist for Bill Clinton in his triumphant presidential campaign against George Bush.