Scott Jennings

Spring 2018

Scott Jennings is the Founding Partner of RunSwitch Public Relations and a political commentator on CNN. RunSwitch is Kentucky’s largest PR and public affairs firm, providing communications counsel to clients worldwide with his ability to analyze data and reconcile it with gut-level political instincts.

Jennings’ career has taken him across the country as part of four presidential campaigns and numerous federal and state races. He served in key roles in both of President George W. Bush’s campaigns before becoming Special Assistant to the President in 2005, serving under top Bush strategist Karl Rove.

He held senior campaign positions for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (’02, ’08, ’14), Congressman Brett Guthrie (’08-present), and Mitt Romney for President (2012). He has advised numerous political leaders and is regarded as one of Mitch McConnell’s closest outside political confidants.

Jennings has been an award-winning journalist and today writes a regular newspaper column for the Louisville Courier-Journal. His writing also appears in USA Today, RealClearPolitics, and He is a native of Dawson Springs, Kentucky.

Disclaimer: This information is accurate for the time period that this person was affiliated with the Institute of Politics.