Commentator Bay Buchanan to speak at Bates College


LEWISTON — Bay Buchanan, a prominent contemporary conservative voice and the sister of former presidential hopeful Pat Buchanan, will address immigration issues in the United States at 7 p.m. Monday, March 8, in Chase Hall Lounge at Bates College, 56 Campus Ave.

Sponsored by the Bates College Republicans, this event is open to the public at no cost.

Buchanan began her political career as the national treasurer of Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaigns in 1980 and 1984. In 1981, President Reagan appointed her treasurer of the United States. At age 32, she was the youngest person to hold that position since its establishment in 1775.

Buchanan served as campaign chairman for her brother Pat Buchanan’s three presidential campaigns. In 2008 she served as a senior adviser to Mitt Romney.

She worked as a political analyst for “Good Morning America” throughout the general election in 1992. From September 1996 through August 1999, she co-anchored “Equal Time,” a political talk show on CNBC and later MSNBC.

From 1996 to 1997, Buchanan hosted a two-hour radio talk show program covering current events. Buchanan is now a political analyst often seen on CBS’s Morning Show, as well as on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News.

Buchanan is president of The American Cause, an educational foundation dedicated to advancing conservative issues, and is co-chair of a political action committee that opposes amnesty for illegal aliens.

Buchanan has a master’s degree in mathematics from McGill University.