The Hardaway Wire newsletter began by chance. At the inception of the Trump presidency and its restructuring of the news cycle, a political donor struggled to grasp which political stories mattered. He contacted Michael and asked if he would send an email regularly outlining the stories that mattered.

That email was developed into Hardaway Wire, which is now a newsletter that helps its readers understand which political stories matter and provides behind-the-scenes intelligence on decisions and conversations, along with forward-looking guidance on expectations.

Its invitation-only readership of CEOs, political donors and government officials spans 59 countries.