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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.

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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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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Episodes

Bill Greener P1, Effective Messaging & the Evolution of Political Communication

8/21/2017
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In Part 1 of our conversation with Bill Greener, veteran political communicator and senior partner of media consulting firm, Greener and Hook, we discuss Bill’s extensive experience dates back to serving as a GOP volunteer in the 1964 presidential campaign. Bill then shares stories and advice from experience ranging from working in the Ford White House's communications office, then became the Deputy Chief of Staff for political operations and communications at the Republican National...

Duration:00:23:37

Creating the Money Shot P2: Doug Lane on Staging Presidential Events

10/24/2016
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In this episode, we continue our conversation with Doug Lane, founder of Fastlane Productions. Doug has spent more than 30 years planning and administering presidential caliber events for political campaigns and the private sector. In Part 2, Doug shares more of his fascinating perspectives gained by working on behalf of presidents, presidential campaigns and VIP sports and entertainment figures. If you have ever seen a huge rally in person or even on TV, you'll be fascinated when...

Duration:00:23:31

Creating the Money Shot P1: Doug Lane on Staging Presidential Events

10/18/2016
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In this episode, we speak with Doug Lane, founder of Fastlane Productions. Doug shares his story of taking his business from DJing parties to staging official White House events and presidential campaign rallies. In Part 1, Doug tells us how he developed an uncommon skill set to create what he calls "The Money Shot," along the way we learn what the SEA of Life is, lessons from military planning and the importance of redundancy. If you have ever seen a huge rally in person or even on...

Duration:00:25:08

Wayne Laugesen P2: How to Ace a Newspaper Endorsement Interview

11/23/2015
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In this episode, we speak with Wayne Laugesen, Editor of the Editorial Pages at the Colorado Springs Gazette. In this series, Wayne pulls back the curtain and reveals the inner workings of Newspapers and Editorial pages. In Part 2, Wayne gives candidates and causes unprecedented insight into how Editorial Board Interview process. He lays out just how the Ed Board prepares for the interview and how the interviewee should prepare. Wayne provides invaluable advice on how to conduct yourself...

Duration:00:50:00

Josh Kraushaar: A National Political Reporter on How Politicians Could Better Work w/ the Media

11/17/2015
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In this episode, we speak with Josh Kraushaar, Political Editor at National Journal and co-author of the Almanac of American Politics. Josh provides us with a national political reporter's perspective on how campaigns and politicians could better handle the media and get their message out. We learn from Josh what it takes to be a successful journalist and the lessons he learned from his mentors. We also cover some of the key issues facing politics in America today leading up to the 2016...

Duration:00:54:04

Wayne Laugesen P1: Inside Look at Newspaper Editorial Pages

11/10/2015
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In this episode, we speak with Wayne Laugesen, Editor of the Editorial Pages at the Colorado Springs Gazette. In this series, Wayne pulls back the curtain and reveals the inner workings of Newspapers and Editorial pages. In Part 1, Wayne explains how editorial pages work and their day to day operations. We discuss how newspapers have stayed relevant in the new media age. We also learn lessons from Wayne's long career as a journalist, including his role in developing "Commando...

Duration:00:53:05

MVP: How Jack Kemp, Pro-Football Quarterback , Changed America

10/8/2015
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In this episode, we speak with Mort Kondracke, the co-author of Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America. This is the only definitive biography of Jack Kemp, the legendary Buffalo Bills quarterback, dynamic Congressional leader, and champion of supply-side economics -- the idea that lowering taxes spurs economic growth. Mort Kondracke makes the argument that Jack Kemp is the most influential non-president, American politician of the last century. Jack Kemp’s...

Duration:00:45:31

Answering Listener Questions w/ Sean Bartley

9/10/2015
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This week Sean Bartley, Partner and Director of Advertising Services at Olson Strategies & Advertising and Contributor at Political Trade Secrets, helps tackle listener-submitted campaign questions from fundraising to grassroots and everything in between. Sean Bartley has spent the last decade running campaigns of all stripes. From taking on and defeating the SEIU in the first campaign he ran, to winning primaries and general elections at the Federal, State and Local level, Sean has a...

Duration:00:47:17

TJ Walker on Media Training & the 1st 2016 GOP Presidential Debate

9/3/2015
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This week, we take a look at the first 2016 GOP Presidential Primary Debate through the lens of effective Media Training with bestselling author and Democrat media trainer TJ Walker. We use the debate, which had the largest audience in history for a primary debate, as a real world tool to explain key lessons for successful media training and debate prep. TJ Walker is the CEO of Media Training Worldwide and is a prominent Democrat communications expert who has worked with CEOs, U.S....

Duration:00:59:43

David Flaherty P2: How to Conduct & Effectively Use Polls

8/31/2015
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This week we continue our conversation with Republican pollster, David Flaherty, in Part 2 of our Polling 101 series. In Part 2, we go further in depth on polling and survey research and how it can help you win your election. We discuss what a good polling plan looks like and the important work that is required of the campaign in order to get the best results from your benchmark poll. We then go into the 2016 Presidential Election and specifically the challenges facing pollsters trying...

Duration:00:39:09

David Flaherty P1: Pollster Lays Out How Polling Works

8/27/2015
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This week, we present Part 1 of our Polling 101 series with Republican Pollster, David Flaherty, President of Magellan Strategies. In Part 1, David Flaherty lays out everything you could possibly want to know about how polls are conducted, how to effectively use them, and what can be done to meet the challenges facing pollsters over the next decade. We talk about why so many polls recently have been wrong, including the recent British elections, the Greek Referendum, and former Majority...

Duration:00:46:59

Joe Fuld Answers "Are you ready to run?" & Explains How to Become a Political Consultant

8/24/2015
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This week, we have a fascinating conversation with Joe Fuld, Democrat General Consultant and President of The Campaign Workshop, where we help candidates answer the question “Are You Ready to Run?” and give young political operatives great advice on how they can make political consulting their career. Joe Fuld is a seasoned candidate trainer and we discuss his new eBook “Are You Ready to Run?” about how candidates can make sure they are ready to start their campaign. Joe has been working...

Duration:00:46:10

Barney Keller: A Day in the Life of a Communications Director

8/20/2015
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This week, we have a fascinating conversation about communications and the press with Barney Keller, Executive Vice President of Jamestown Associates and former Communications Director for the Club for Growth. Barney is known for working well with the press and helping his clients effectively present their narrative through earned and paid media. This episode is packed with practical advice for anyone interested in political communications and dealing with the press. If you are a...

Duration:00:43:58

Lee Vasche P2: How to Successfully Petition on the Ballot

8/17/2015
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Welcome to Political Trade Secrets, where we take an inside look at campaigns and politics. In Part 2 of our conversation with Lee Vasche, the founder of the Signature Gathering Company of Oregon reveals how to successfully petition on the ballot. Lee details the common pitfalls candidates and initiatives fall into and then outlines the components of an effective signature drive. This is valuable wisdom for anyone trying to get access to the ballot. Lee began in politics leading large...

Duration:00:45:06

Bradley Crate: Importance of campaign finance laws, treasury, and keeping yourself out of trouble

8/13/2015
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Welcome to Political Trade Secrets, where we take an inside look at campaigns and politics. We pull back the curtain and investigate all aspects of politics and how elections are won. This episode we tackle compliance and treasury with our guest, Bradley Crate, founder of Red Curve SOLUTIONS. Brad is an expert on this topic. He served as the CFO on Romney 2012 presidential campaign and the deputy CFO on the 2008 campaign. Before that, he was in the Romney Administration where he served as...

Duration:00:49:56

Lee Vasche P1: Good Grassroots, Micro-targeting, and Getting the Most out of Your Polling

8/10/2015
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Welcome to Political Trade Secrets, where we take an inside look at campaigns and politics. This episode we take on Grassroots, Micro-targeting, and getting the most out of your Polling with our guest, Lee Vasche, president of Triton Polling. Lee has an eclectic mix of talents including statistical analysis, advanced telecom systems, political organizing, and database administration. Lee began in politics leading large grassroots volunteer efforts. Then Lee started Triton Polling...

Duration:01:03:11