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Welcome to Political Trade Secrets, where we reveal how elections are won. Each week, we take an inside look at campaigns and politics... We pull back the curtain, look under the hood, and investigate all aspects of successful campaigns and politicians, regardless of political party. Please leave a review and let us know what you think and what topics you'd like to hear more about.

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    • 4.9 • 54 Ratings

Welcome to Political Trade Secrets, where we reveal how elections are won. Each week, we take an inside look at campaigns and politics... We pull back the curtain, look under the hood, and investigate all aspects of successful campaigns and politicians, regardless of political party. Please leave a review and let us know what you think and what topics you'd like to hear more about.

    Revitalizing GOP's Ground Game: A Strategy Session w/ Matt Wylie

    Revitalizing GOP's Ground Game: A Strategy Session w/ Matt Wylie

    In this enlightening episode, host Dustin Olson and GOP strategist Matt Wylie dissect key political campaign strategies and the evolution of the GOP's ground game. Wylie brings decades of experience to the table, offering an insider's view of landmark campaigns that have shaped the GOP's tactics.
    The dialogue opens with Wylie's recollections of a Massachusetts special election that he and host Dustin Olson worked on together, showcasing innovative tactics despite a close loss. He highlights the shift in GOP campaign tactics over the years, focusing on voter targeting and engagement. The discussion underlines the importance of authenticity in politics, drawing from various candidates' experiences.
    Wylie shares insights from John Ashcroft's Senate race, emphasizing political values and strategic campaign decisions. The episode also delves into the necessity of grassroots tactics, opposition research, and the importance of preparing for personal attacks in campaigns.
    Toward the end, Wylie and Olson critique the GOP's current reliance on social media, advocating for a renewed focus on direct voter engagement and grassroots efforts, especially in new demographics and movements like Parental Rights.
    Listeners can seek campaign advice from Wylie at Matt@MattWylie.com.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Celebrating America! Surprising History Trivia of our Independence Day w/ J. Mark Powell, Official Historian of the Political Trade Secrets Show

    Celebrating America! Surprising History Trivia of our Independence Day w/ J. Mark Powell, Official Historian of the Political Trade Secrets Show

    Today, Dustin is joined by the official patriotic historian of the Political Trade Secrets Show, J. Mark Powell to Explore Surprising History Trivia around Our Independence Day!
    J. Mark Powell is a novelist, former TV journalist, and diehard history buff. He writes a regular Holy Cow! History article at InsideSources.com
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    • 42 min
    Ruth Edmonds, GOP Congressional Candidate & fmr. Columbus NAACP Pres. Shares Her Vision & Takes on Critical Race Theory, plus Our Powerful Maxim for Opportunity, & How to Watch Game Tape to Level Up

    Ruth Edmonds, GOP Congressional Candidate & fmr. Columbus NAACP Pres. Shares Her Vision & Takes on Critical Race Theory, plus Our Powerful Maxim for Opportunity, & How to Watch Game Tape to Level Up

    Today on Political Trade Secrets’ Weekly Big Show Podcast w/ Dustin Olson & Sean Bartley:
    Ruth Edmonds, GOP Congressional Candidate & fmr Columbus NAACP Pres. shares her Vision & answers a listener’s question: “How should candidates talk about critical race theory?” We discuss our powerful maxim: “Opportunity is a Function of the Number of Conversations you have for Opportunity” How to Watch Game Tape to Level Up Campaign Performance Sign up to get exclusive Political Trade Secrets Insider stuff at PoliticalTradeSecrets.com.

    • 2 hr 1 min
    A Productive Way to Think about Border Security & Immigration | The History of Memorial Day | How Terrible is Kamala Harris? | You Need a System for Thank You's | Powerful Axiom: “What You Do Daily Gets Done”

    A Productive Way to Think about Border Security & Immigration | The History of Memorial Day | How Terrible is Kamala Harris? | You Need a System for Thank You's | Powerful Axiom: “What You Do Daily Gets Done”

    On this episode of Political Trade Secrets’ Weekly Big Show Podcast, Dustin & Sean take the field to tackle important news this week, how Republicans can talk about it, and some of the best “political trade secrets” to winning:
    The most productive way to think about, talk about and solve Border Security & Immigration How Terrible is Kamala Harris? Why you NEED a System for Thank Yous (or they’ll pile up) Unveil Dustin’s powerful strategic principle: “What You Do Daily Gets Done” The History of Memorial Day and the significance of Poppy Flowers w/ Author J. Mark Powell, plus a reading of the WWI Poem, “In Flanders Fields” Sign up to get exclusive Political Trade Secrets Insider stuff at www.PoliticalTradeSecrets.com.
    For daily updates and to communicate directly w/ Dustin & Sean, join our texting community by clicking here OR texting us directly at (202) 918-3345.
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    • 1 hr 49 min
    🗺 Redistricting, the Census, & a New Congressional Map

    🗺 Redistricting, the Census, & a New Congressional Map

    How does Redistricting work? What will Redistricting look like this year? How will it impact Congressional Races in 2022 & Beyond?

     
    In this episode, Top Experts join Dustin & Sean to make sense of the new Census numbers & how Redistricting will impact the emerging 2022 Congressional Map:
    Redistricting Expert: Alan P. Philp of Patriot Pathways Political Panel: Fmr Exec Dir of the NRCC John Rogers of Torchlight Strategies Fmr CO House GOP Leader Mark Waller of Waller Consulting Political Strategist Matt Wylie of Wylie Strategy Group
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    How to Use Incentives & Disincentives for Strategy & Politics

    How to Use Incentives & Disincentives for Strategy & Politics

    Today on the show, Dustin and Sean explore how people are influenced by incentives and disincentives - both for good and bad - and how we can use this for positive strategy and political progress.

     

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    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

AlexKnox ,

An excellent resource for candidates and citizen leaders

If you are considering running for office, currently running, or are an elected official, this is an excellent podcast and resource for expert knowledge and strategic advice. It is also a great place for citizen leaders to expand their knowledge and have a greater impact to serve their communities. If you are active in politics or just getting started, I highly recommend this resource for learning about the issues that effect us as conservatives every day.

Common Sense Conservative ,

Great Content! Looking forward to hearing more.

Really tackles the ins and outs of campaigns.

MCF417 ,

My favorite podcast!

Great for anyone thinking about a run for office, with fantastic guests and tons of insider knowledge. Dustin and Sean are real pros and I always look forward to their insight on current events and the political landscape.

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