Mary Matalin, GOP strategist and pundit, makes huge move

Why Mary Matalin Is Registering as a Libertarian
Why Mary Matalin Is Registering as a Libertarian

Mary Matalin -- a top Republican strategist and well-known pundit -- announced she's leaving the Republican Party to register as a Libertarian.

The decision was made Thursday during an interview on "With All Due Respect" on Bloomberg Politics.

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Matalin, who worked with the last three Republican presidents in various capacities, made clear that her switch is not connected to the recent news of Donald Trump becoming the presumptive GOP nominee earlier this week.

"The Libertarian Party continues to represent those constitutional principles that I agree with," Matalin said.

She also cited that she was a Republican in the "Jeffersonian, Madisonian sense" and was always a "provisional Trump" and a "never Hillary" type of voter.

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Matalin addressed Trump's policies -- specifically that of his economic plan -- and added:

"I just don't know enough. I think not only could he win, I think he could win in a landslide if he would stop his high school boy antics with women; otherwise he's going to force suburban women to Hillary."

Matalin and her husband, Democratic strategist James Carville, are well-known in Washington for years as the couple willing to duke it out over the issues on TV. They regularly appeared on CNN shows including "Crossfire" and later "The Situation Room" and the cable network's election night specials.

In 2014 they wrote a book together, "Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home," which chronicled their relationship since the 1992 election in which she worked for the Bush and Clinton campaign.

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For more on Matalin's interview and her remarks, watch the video above or click here.

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