Erica Holloway

Erica Holloway is a BlogHer Politics & News Contributing Editor. The public relations strategist serves Houston and San Diego. Learn about her company, Galvanized Strategies.

ERICA HOLLOWAY

Galvanized Strategies founder Erica Holloway specializes in personalized, award-winning public relations for clients seeking to grow influence and business development, build on a brand and establish thought leadership.

In addition to public relations clients, the prolific political blogger and pundit is a nationally-syndicated contributing editor for the News & Politics pages of BlogHer. She also serves as an administrator of center-right blog, SDRostra and as a San Diego correspondent for the Flash Report. Her insights on news and current events are sought regularly by CNN, Headline News and HuffingtonPost Live.

Her first love was journalism. She spent seven years in newsrooms as a copy editor, page designer, photographer and award-winning reporter. Later, Holloway served as the Director of Communications for California state Senator Dennis Hollingsworth and San Diego County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price.

The Michigan native graduated cum laude from Western Michigan University with a degree in English and journalism.

Is Nevada GOP Courting Women by Dropping Opposition to Abortion, Gay Marriage?

Could the Nevada Republican platform be a bellwether of the GOP making its big tent more welcoming to women and gays? Nevada Republican Party conventioneers on Saturday adopted a platform without opposition to abortion and gay marriage - a landmark victory for party moderates who view the party as needing a more populist position to remain competitive with voters....more

Are GOP Women Baby Makers-in-Chief?

Despite former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin giving the keynote address at CPAC -- the Conservative Political Action Conference -- last weekend, the top straw poll picks for presidential candidates in 2016 were all men: Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Chris Christie. Thrilling....more
Palin's sullied her own career and abilities by allowing herself to be viewed as a realty show ...more

Texas Contentious Abortion Law Headed to Supreme Court

A Texas abortion law seems destined to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court, starting with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday hearing arguments from both sides of the controvesy on whether the law forced the closure of about a dozen clinics....more

Chris Christie vs Hillary Clinton: Who Would Win?

Chris Christie might just be the presidential candidate the GOP's been searching for as it gears up to find someone who can take down Democratic powerhouse -- and presumed 2016 presidential candidate -- Hillary Clinton.A new NBC News poll shows Clinton would start out strong, but the newly re-elected New Jersey governor has the potential to grow support throughout the race. In other words, Clinton's base is secure but possibly stagnant....more
BlogHer that's a no brainer... HC!!!!more

Common Core Q&A with Former Michigan Gov. John Engler

Supporters of Common Core State Standards hope to level the playing field of the American public education system nationwide, touting the notion that educations attained under the new standards would be equal in preparing students for college and careers.But reactions to Common Core have been mixed, keeping PolitiFact busy separating fact from fiction....more
There are two sides to Common Core.  It's not necessarily the panacea it appears to be.  Diane ...more

Ted Cruz's Kooky Filibuster & What's REALLY Going on With ObamaCare

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas mixed filibustering with a bedtime reading of the Dr. Seuss classic "Green Eggs & Ham" for his daughters in the midst of a 21-hour speech to rally Republican support to defund the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare. The moment, caught via his chief strategist Jason Johnson, blew up on Twitter in the #MakeDCListen stream....more
I found it ironic that Cruz read "Green Eggs and Ham", a tale about someone who hates ...more

Bob Filner: America's Most Lecherous Mayor?

Bob Filner makes Anthony Weiner look like an amateur. San Diego's Democratic mayor even won Conan O'Brien's "Perv-Off" and broke The Daily Show's "Eww-O-Meter."...more
Nice piece (I live in San Diego!). But the writer invented a word - "scruitinous." I think it ...more

Michele Bachmann: Exit Stage Right

Michele Bachmann took right-wing demagoguery to new lows, setting the stage for the rise of a modern, more diverse GOP where her brand of clownery falls flat....more
@WonnnderWoman You're a wise lady. Hoping the GOP gets the message and figures out how to ...more

GOP Targets Women in a Big Way -- Through Blogs

Hey, girl. The GOP wants you... to have worker comp time.House Republicans, led by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), recently spent $20,000 to purchase banner ads on more than 100 websites aimed at women, specifically working moms -- including blogs in the BlogHer network, MarthaStewart.com and Ikeafans.com....more
This is incredible. Republicans have always been supportive of women it's just that sometimes it ...more

North Korea Urges Embassy Evacuations as Tension Escalates

North Korea issued a new verbal warning in show of escalating tensions amid threats to attack the United States and South Korea, suggesting foreign embassies consider evacuating the capital city Pyongyang....more
@Life Unexpectedly Let's hope decreased support from the North's allies puts the breaks on the ...more