Smart political talk every week from Austin, Texas political consultant Matt Mackowiak, who has served in senior roles for two U.S. Senators and the Bush administration.
Oliver Knox Returns
The 2020 election and the Biden transition are the subjects of the 265th episode.
Sirius XM chief DC correspondent Olivier Knox returns to our podcast.
In this conversation we consider the Trump campaign’s election challenges, evaluate the Biden transition and legislative outlook for 2021, and discuss the urgent need for help at food banks across the country, a topic that is close to our guest’s heart.
David Wasserman Returns
The battle for the U.S. House is the subject of the 264th episode.
Our returning guest is David Wasserman, House editor for the Cook Political Report.
In this episode, we examine where current races stand, why the Democrats lost seats when the expectation was that they would gain seats, why polling was so bad, what lessons both parties can learn, and how Speaker Pelosi’s narrow majority will change things for the next two years.
The Georgia U.S. Senate runoffs are the subject of episode 263. Our guest is longtime GOP ad maker Fred Davis, who is producing ads for the reelection campaign of Sen. David Perdue. In this conversation we look back at the presidential campaign, consider whether Trump overperformed, examine whether Trump can maintain his hold over the GOP, and look ahead to the crucial Senate runoffs on Jan. 5.
The 2020 presidential race is our subject for episode 262.
Our guest is Saul Anuzis, former Michigan GOP chairman and current president of the 60 Plus Association.
In this conversation, we examine the current state of the presidential elections returns, where things stand in GA, PA, AZ and NV, consider whether Trump can still win, look ahead to the Senate map for 2022, and muse about how Washington will change with a President Biden and how the GOP will change in a post-Trump era.
This is our final episode before the presidential election.
Our guest for the 261st episode is journalist Howard Fineman, an NBC News analyst and contributor to The Washington Post.
In this conversation we take stock of the race, answer the question of whether Biden has earned a win, discuss the importance of unity, take a deep dive into Pennsylvania, discuss the electoral college map, consider a Biden presidency, and discuss the need that the losing candidate ultimately concede.
Brad Todd Returns
The 2020 presidential race is the subject of our 260th episode. Our returning guest is Brad Todd, Republican ad maker and co-author of “The Great Revolt”. In this conversation, we discuss whether Trump can win, the battle for the suburbs, the electoral map, the state of polling, key Senate races, one possible scenario and whether populism is here to stay.