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Emily Duke Hargan


Emily Duke Hargan has 25 years of experience in government affairs, public policy, and fundraising. She works closely with clients on issues related to regulatory policy, focusing primarily in healthcare both at the federal and state level. She actively consults with both political campaigns and independent organizations on policy initiatives and fundraising strategies. She is also the founder of the political and lifestyle blog Bourbon and Politics.

Emily was an integral part in advancing the regulatory policy agenda for some of DC's premier third-party advocacy groups for over 20 years. She has also built a national reputation as a fundraiser and a strategist—working with teams to raise multi-million dollar budgets for politicians, political organizations, and policy groups. In these leadership roles, she cultivated relationships with top leaders in business, public policy and government. She has also served on the finance committees for three presidential campaigns and two gubernatorial campaigns.

Emily is a proud native of North Carolina and graduated with honors from the University of Virginia. She is married to The Honorable Eric D. Hargan, former HHS Deputy Secretary, has two teenage sons and lives in Arlington, VA.

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