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Dig deep into campaigns of every level. We bring on as guests some of the most influential and successful politicians and campaign strategists to get the the insider's perspective on what went down before, during, and after election day. Join our host, Justin Grubbs, as he sits down with winning political professionals from all sides of the spectrum.

Winning the Tough Ones Justin Grubbs

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Dig deep into campaigns of every level. We bring on as guests some of the most influential and successful politicians and campaign strategists to get the the insider's perspective on what went down before, during, and after election day. Join our host, Justin Grubbs, as he sits down with winning political professionals from all sides of the spectrum.

    Joe Lakin, Fending off Spoilers in Cierpiot 2017

    Joe Lakin, Fending off Spoilers in Cierpiot 2017

    Campaign Strategist Joe Lakin tells us the story of how he won his 2017 Pollie Award. All campaigns are hard, but run-offs are another beast altogether. And when a well-known figure in your own party decides to run as an independent the difficulty is hard to measure. And yet in spite of these obstacles, Lakin and the Victory Enterprises team would successfully take Mike Cierpiot to a victory in the Missouri State Senate 2017 Run-off Election.

    • 33 min
    Nicole Schlinger, on How Calling your Representative Changes the World

    Nicole Schlinger, on How Calling your Representative Changes the World

    Nicole Schlinger, President of the Campaign Headquarters call center, walks us through some her toughest battles, including Iowa Tax Bills, Merrick Garland's Nomination controversy, and the fight around the Affordable Care Act.

    • 37 min
    Dave Kochel, Campaign Strategist for Jeb! 2016

    Dave Kochel, Campaign Strategist for Jeb! 2016

    Dave Kochel, campaign strategist for Jeb Bush's 2016 presidential run, walks us through the trials and tribulations of working on a campaign that Donald Trump targeted early and effectively.

    • 27 min
    Jeff Roe, on leading Ted Cruz to victory in the Iowa Caucus

    Jeff Roe, on leading Ted Cruz to victory in the Iowa Caucus

    Jeff Roe, Campaign Manager for the Ted Cruz 2016 Presidential Bid, tells us the story of that campaign, and the strategies they used to take Iowa right from under Donald Trump's nose.

    • 31 min
    Jeff Link, Battling with Paul Manafort in Ukraine 2010

    Jeff Link, Battling with Paul Manafort in Ukraine 2010

    Jeff Link, Campaign Manager for Senator Tom Harkin and Paid Media Consultant on the Obama campaign, tells us about his work on the Ukraine 2010 Presidential election, fighting against Victor Yanukovych and future Trump Campaign Advisor Paul Manafort.

    • 23 min
    Eric Branstad on Trump 2016; How the Midwest was Won

    Eric Branstad on Trump 2016; How the Midwest was Won

    Eric Branstad was the Iowa State Director for President Donald Trump's 2016 bid for office. He worked alongside Corey Lewandowski, Rudy Guiliani, Senator Joni Ernst, and his own father, former Governor Terry Branstad, to build a unified coalition in Iowa and a rabidly enthusiastic base. And then Trump asked him to do the same thing in Wisconsin, with just months left to go.

    • 29 min

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