• Political Pundit
• Expert on POW/MIA Affairs
• TV Host
John LeBoutillier, a NewsMax.com pundit, is a former U.S. Congressman and a nationally recognized political commentator. Mr. LeBoutillier rose to national prominence in 1974 when, as a college student at Harvard, he raised over a quarter million dollars for a former Republican challenger against South Dakota Senator George McGovern.
Mr. LeBoutillier’s efforts caught the notice of President Ford’s re-election campaign and in 1976 he was appointed regional coordinator, responsible for all field activities in New Jersey.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College, Mr. LeBoutillier completed a master’s degree at Harvard Business School.
Mr. LeBoutillier has been a prolific writer, beginning with his best-selling book Harvard Hates America. Later he authored Vietnam Now and co-authored Primary, a novel. He has contributed to many major newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, The New York Post and The Wall Street Journal, among others.
In 1980, Mr. LeBoutillier was elected to represent New York’s 6th District. He defeated a 16-year Democrat incumbent and became the youngest member of the 97th Congress. In the House, Congressman LeBoutillier served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and as a member of Special House POW/MIA Task Force.
After leaving Congress, Mr. LeBoutillier continued to be active in POW/MIA affairs. He currently runs “Sky Hook II Project,” dedicated to recovering living American POWs in Southeast Asia.
He also has been a frequent commentator and host of several media programs. He is a frequent guest on radio and television shows. In 1981 he conducted an exclusive interview with Alexander Solzhenitsyn for NBC’s Tomorrow show. He has hosted radio talk show programs on WMCA radio and WABC radio. In 1984, Mr. LeBoutillier interviewed Richard M. Nixon for the ABC Network radio in his first live network radio appearance since leaving the White House. He has been a frequent guest on many national talk radio and TV programs, including the Today show, ABC’s 20/20, Nightline and CNN’s Crossfire. You can hear Pat Caddell, Doug Schoen and John LeBoutillier on CAMPAIGN CONFIDENTIAL at www.live.Foxnews.com. [more…]