Best Media Manipulator (2001)

Jon Caldara
President, Independence Institute

Former RTD chair and current Independence Institute head Jon Caldara has wrangled more air time and ink for his conservative causes -- not to mention himself -- than any other politico in town. That's because he not only understands the media, he's willing to feed the beast -- anytime and anywhere. Reporters and editors may not all agree with Caldara's viewpoints, but they give him an opportunity to espouse them for a simple reason: He isn't dull.

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