Tara Setmayer

Resident Scholar

Tara Setmayer is a Senior Adviser for the Lincoln Project, a leading              pro-democracy organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and defense of democratic norms, institutions and ideals. Setmayer is an ABC News Political Contributor and appears regularly on national cable news programs, where she brings a fresh perspective to the politics of the day with her signature “tell it like it is” style. After the 2016 election, Vulture.com named her one of that cycle’s Top 20 Election Coverage Stars. Before becoming a recurring figure in national media, Setmayer was a longtime Communications Director on Capitol Hill. In collaboration with the Center for Politics, she narrated the Emmy nominated 3-part documentary, Dismantling Democracy.