Bill Spadea has been a regular television guest in New York & New Jersey as a political strategist and analyst for the past three years, leading up to his joining the "Chasing New Jersey" team. Spadea brings a unique perspective to the show, having served as a political strategist, analyst, candidate and business executive over the past 2 decades.
He joins the team as the Ringleader/Host to lead a lively and thoughtful discussion of original reporting on daily news throughout New Jersey. Mr. Spadea brings a high level of energy and enthusiasm to this brand new format for delivering nightly news.
As a candidate, Bill took on a three-term Democratic incumbent, in New Jersey's 12th District. Highlights of the campaign included his walking 200 miles through all 44 towns in the district, knocking on 16,000+ doors and beating expectations as the top Republican challenger in New Jersey in 2004. He ranked 17th out of 157 GOP challengers nationwide by earning 40% of the vote with more than 115,000 votes.
Following the race he served as a surrogate speaker for Republican candidates for Governor, U.S. Senate and for Mayor Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign in 2008. His passion for politics led him to be the founder and president (2008-2011) of a grassroots and fundraising political organization, Building the New Majority, which focused on identifying and empowering candidates for local office in New Jersey. He also offered strategic consulting services for candidates through his company, Spadea Consulting.