Political Commentator Has Died at 58

Political Commentator Has Died at 58

(LibertyInsider.org) – A former Republican Party strategist who frequently appeared on CNN as a political commentator has passed away. Alice Stewart died unexpectedly near her home in Virginia on May 18. She was 58.

While the exact circumstances surrounding Stewart’s death remain under investigation, local police say they have no reason to suspect foul play at this time. Instead, they believe the political commentator, whose body was found outside in an undisclosed location in Belle View, suffered some kind of medical emergency.

Stewart, a Georgia native, launched her political career shortly after graduating with a degree in political science and broadcast news from the University of Georgia’s Grady School of Journalism. Although she spent her first few years working for local media outlets, the political strategist eventually moved to Arkansas, where she served as a news anchor for KARK.

As time passed, Stewart began to question whether journalism was enough. She felt called to become more active in Conservative politics, and had already formed a close friendship with Governor Mike D. Huckabee (R-AR) along the way. So, when he offered her a job as his communications director, she readily agreed.

From there, Stewart went on to help multiple Conservative leaders with their individual campaigns, including Michelle Bachmann and Rick Santorum. In 2015, she moved back to Huckabee’s office and served as his communications director during his presidential campaign.

Stewart briefly moonlighted as a communications director on Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) presidential campaign in 2016. Shortly after former President Donald Trump won the election, CNN officially invited her to go live on the air as a political commentator for the first time.

Alice Stewart’s life beyond the camera was equally rich. She served on the board at Harvard’s Kennedy Institute of Politics, was an avid runner, and was passionate about women becoming more involved in politics at every level. Stewart also helped found the Conservative Coalition and served as an advisor to the Republican National Senatorial Committee, the Republican National Congressional Committee, and Concerned Women for America.

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