Frank Fahrenkopf Comments on 2016 Presidential Election at the 31st GAMCO Annual Meeting

May 20, 2016 - 1:52 minutes



Mr. Fahrenkopf is the former President and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA). He served in that role for eighteen years as the national advocate for the commercial casino industry and positioning the association to address regulatory, political and educational issues. From 1983 to 1989, Mr. Fahrenkopf served as chairman of the Republican Party. When he retired in January 1989, he had served as chairman of the RNC longer than any person in the 20th century (and second-longest in the history of the party). He led the party through two successful presidential campaigns in 1984 and 1988.

He has been a frequent commentator on political and gaming issues on such network television programs as Crossfire, Inside Politics, Meet The Press, Hardball, Face the Nation, The Today Show, This Week and Good Morning America.

Fahrenkopf continues to serve in a variety of political capacities. He presently is co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates, which he co-founded in 1986, and which conducts presidential and vice presidential debates.

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