Jimmy Williams

  • Political Contributor, MSNBC
  • Former Economic Policy Advisor to Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin

Jimmy Williams is an MSNBC Political Contributor and writes regularly for msnbc.com, thegrio.com and jimmyspolitics.com.

Williams appears regularly on the Thomas Roberts Show, NOW with Alex Wagner, News Nation with Tamron Hall, The Cycle, the Martin Bashir Show,and Politics Nation with Al Sharpton.


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Mr Williams is an expert on the U.S. Congress with an emphasis on economic issues, including the budget and deficits, tax and trade policy, and a myriad of other political and policy issues.


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Jimmy Williams is an MSNBC Political Contributor and writes for USnews.com and jimmyspolitics.com. He has also been the Executive Editor of Blue Nation Review since January 2014. He is a 22-year veteran of Washington, DC’s political scene, who has been engaged in nearly every facet of politics working first as a volunteer for the Bush-Quayle ’92 reelection effort.

He spent seven years as a staffer in the United States Senate, including nearly five years with Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin rising from an unpaid intern to Senior Economic Policy Advisor. Williams was also the Majority Staff Director of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy.

A reformed former lobbyist, Jimmy represented multiple interests before the US Congress and the Executive branch including real estate, banking, wine and spirits and speed-racing industries. He left the lobbying profession three years ago to become a full-time political opinion journalist and has appeared in television, print, and radio media, including NPR, the Wall Street Journal and numerous MSNBC and CNBC programming.