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Everyone loses. But some losses sting worse than others. This is a podcast about tough defeats. Hosts Sam Stein and Jason Cherkis talk to candidates who came up short in their bid for president, governor, senator and other elected office; those defined by YouTube moments and others who fell by painfully close margins.

Looking back, these candidates give the listener an unvarnished, often-emotional picture of what life is really like on the campaign trail.

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Everyone loses. But some losses sting worse than others. This is a podcast about tough defeats. Hosts Sam Stein and Jason Cherkis talk to candidates who came up short in their bid for president, governor, senator and other elected office; those defined by YouTube moments and others who fell by painfully close margins.

Looking back, these candidates give the listener an unvarnished, often-emotional picture of what life is really like on the campaign trail.

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5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

full fun ,

Engaging and eye opening

Just discovered this podcast. Highly recommend to all those who love politics and strategic communications.

Jann101 ,

Fascinating

From Howard Dean to Bachman (who is almost likeable :o), so fun. My fav episodes are Jesse Jackson and the guy from Al Gore's team. Truly gutting. Can't wait until you come back and have Kelly Ann Conway on after her huge loss. ;) I left one episode I listened, the Wiener. I missed the podcast so I did listen and am struck by his of self-awareness in some areas and total lack on others. Maybe he just has zero conscience *shrug*. Glad I listened though.

Running is a cruel mistress ,

Fantastic and fun

If you've read Game Change or Double Down so often you can quote verbatim this podcast is for you. Highly recommend for anyone who is interested in behind the scenes of campaigns Always respectful of their subjects the show doesn't softball or shy away from the tough questions

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