Tom McMahon (Democratic operative)

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Tom McMahon is an American political operative.

McMahon served as Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee from 2005 until 2009. McMahon has been prominently involved in several high-profile decisions and controversies involving the DNC in recent years. These include the conflicts over 2008 Democratic presidential primary debate scheduling[1] and over prominent Democratic complaints about the content of ABC's Path to 9/11 television program.[2]

McMahon was a key player in, and defender of, the DNC's creation of its initially controversial "50 state strategy".[3] The plan was eventually credited with helping to secure Democratic elections victories in 2006 at both the state and local level.[4]