Mike served as a senior staffer or adviser on six different presidential campaigns. He was the national constituency director for the 1992 Clinton campaign and the Special Assistant to the President for Public Liaison in the Clinton White House from 1993-1995. During his time in the Clinton Administration, Mike worked closely with a wide range of constituency groups, as well as on health care and budget issues. He served in the 1992 campaign war room, the 1993 budget war room, and the 1994 health care war room, being one of only two people to serve in all three. In the late 1990’s, Mike was the Senior Vice-President for Political Action at People For the American Way and the PFAW Foundation, and the founder of the PFAW PAC. A member of the Obama-Biden transition team in 2008-2009, Mike was its liaison to the progressive community.