Fmr. Rep Harold Ford, Jr. (D) represented Tennessee's 9th congressional district, centered in Memphis, from 1997 to 2007. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy.
Steve Schmidt is the Vice Chair of Public Affairs at Edelman Public Relations and former Senior Advisor to the McCain Palin 2008 presidential campaign. He was portrayed by Woody Harrelson in the HBO film, Game Change.