Described by the Daily Beast as a "self-admitted hit man for the GOP," veteran political strategist Roger Stone has helped elect conservative candidates to statewide and national offices for decades. Stone helped guide both Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan to the White House, and was most recently Donald Trump's top campaign adviser until the two parted in August. Since then, Stone has continued to appear in a commentary role on cable news advocating for Trump, whom he still supports. His book, "The Clintons' War on Women," was released last month.

City & State's Jeremy Unger spoke with Stone about Clinton's 2016 chances, the political strategy of Donald Trump, and how the Republican Party's move to the right could impact local races in New York.

The following is an edited transcript.

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