The Center for Competitive Politics is excited to welcome Alex Baiocco to our External Relations Department as a Communications Fellow.
Prior to joining the Center, Alex was a Media Relations Intern at the Cato Institute. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science.
Alex is a strong advocate for individual liberty and the preservation of First Amendment rights as a means of protecting open political debate and competition.
In Alex’s words, “freedom of speech may be the most essential right guaranteed to citizens for the maintenance of a truly free and democratic society, and political speech undoubtedly deserves the highest degree of protection from government interference. The idea espoused by some that regulating political speech and support for political ideas somehow preserves a healthy democracy is not only counterintuitive and wrong, but also a direct threat to the First Amendment rights of every citizen. I am excited to join the Center’s team and contribute to the preservation of open and free political expression in the United States.”
As a Communications Fellow, Alex will manage the Center’s daily media presence, monitor news sources for relevant commentary and discussions on political speech stories that CCP can engage with and contribute to, and maintain the Center’s website. He will also author op-eds and blog on a variety of topical political speech subjects.