Krystal Ball is an author, activist, social media innovator, and recovering Congressional candidate. She is best known as the co-host of the MSNBC program “The Cycle”, and for hundreds of television appearances on shows as diverse as “The O’Reilly Factor” and “Real Time with Bill Maher”. She has been a featured speaker at Columbia, Princeton, Harvard, and George Washington University, and a guest lecturer at the New School in New York City.
Her writing has appeared in publications such as US News and World Report, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, and Politico, and she is central to Glamour magazine’s political coverage, where she concentrates on issues important to women. Her new book, Reversing the Apocalypse: Hijacking the Democratic Party to Save the World, is a courageous manifesto calling for change in the leadership and focus of the Democratic Party.
Following her 2010 Congressional campaign, Forbes magazine named her one of the Most Powerful Women in the Mid-Term Elections, and The Week designated her as one of the Top Eight Political Stars of 2010, along with Marco Rubio, Scott Brown and Chris Christie.
She commutes between Washington and her home in Louisville, Kentucky, where she lives with her husband, Jonathon, and their three adorably willful children.
John Moffett has an extensive political and public affairs background both inside Washington and on multiple Federal, state and local campaigns around the country.
After working for a non-profit in Beirut, Lebanon after college, then for a government affairs firm in DC, John took a position on Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign and subsequently took a role with the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee. John then turned his focus to the 2014 midterms, working in senior staff roles on numerous House campaigns, including as Don Beyer’s Finance and Political Director in Virginia, then Congressman Nick Rahall’s Deputy Campaign Manager in West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District.
Since the 2014 cycle, John has managed a County Executives race in 2015 in Ulster County, NY, and has worked in different public affairs roles in DC, most recently serving as a Senior Associate in the Grassroots practice at Dewey Square Group.
John is a true believer in the working class as the backbone of our country and believes that as such, our country is at its best when working-class voices are heard and well-represented.
John is an avid fisherman, cheeseburger enthusiast, and firmly believes each year that the Redskins are going to win the Super Bowl.