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From WWE Star to Running for Office – Glenn Jacobs

From WWE Star to Running for Office - Glenn Jacobs

Our guest this week is an aficionado of Austrian Economics, classically liberal in political taste and spent years in the WWE wrestling with the likes of Steve Austin, John Cena and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson….and now he’s running for Mayor of Knox County, TN…This was a really fun interview to do and I think y’all are gonna love it!

Before we get to the interview I want to say thank you to y’all that have reached out in the last couple weeks with feedback on the podcast! I love hearing from y’all and it’s been incredibly encouraging to hear about the ways the show is having an impact.

I want to give a special shout-out to Tyler from Arkansas who just recently won his election to be a Justice of the Peace. Tyler has been listening to the podcast since about the time we put out our 8th Episode. The other day he messaged me and said, “Raz, I’ve listened to your podcast for a while now. It convinced me that I could run for office, so I did. Because of the tips you provided in your podcast, I was able to beat a 16-year incumbent. Thank you!” I just had to know more about what happened to Tyler and I got on the phone and had a great time talking about the campaign. The craziest thing about the race is that it came down to winning by 14 votes. That’s tight! I couldn’t be prouder of what Tyler did and I hope y’all will give me a shout to share your stories as well!

Fighting Against the Swamp, from TX to DC – Ron Wright

Fighting Against the Swamp, from TX to DC

Motivations for running for office boil down to two: You want to BE somebody or DO something. Ron Wright is running for Congress because he wants to DO something. Today we’re talking about his background in elected office, especially as a fantastic Tax Collector, and why he’s running. He’s got some great advice.

Today we’re talking with Ron Wright, the Tax Assessor-Collector in my home county about his run for Congress and what he’s learned through his previous elections.

First, I want to say thank you to Campaign Sidekick for supporting this podcast. Visit campaignsidekick.vote to find out how their best-in-breed voter contact platform can revolutionize your campaign and help you win! Sidekick is rolling out a ton of great new features this year and y’all should check it out!

Ron Wright has been the Tax Assessor-Collector for Tarrant County for the last 7 years. Before that he worked as a Chief of Staff and District Director in Congress for several years and even further back, he was elected to the Arlington, TX city council several times.

The Story Behind Dan Crenshaw’s Incredible Win – Brendan Steinhauser

The Story Behind Dan Crenshaw’s Incredible Win - Brendan Steinahuser

Dan Crenshaw was our guest a few weeks ago and since then he won his runoff campaign by the widest margin of ANY Republican Congressional contest in Texas. He smoked the competition and this week we’re talking with his consultant, Brendan Steinhauser.

Thank you to Campaign Sidekick for supporting this podcast. Visit campaignsidekick.vote to find out how their best-in-breed voter contact platform can revolutionize your campaign and help you win!

This week we’re bringing back on the podcast one of our first guests, Brendan Steinhauser. You can check out Episode 4 of this podcast to hear us talk about his background and how he runs Data-Driven Campaigns. Those skills were critical to winning the race we’re talking about today.

Just a few episodes ago, we talked with Dan Crenshaw. He’s a retired Lt. Commander from the Navy SEALS and was in a runoff election for the US Congress. He took second place in the original primary election by less than 200 votes, beating a woman who had self-funded millions of dollars into her race.

Dan and his team did an incredible job and Brendan helped quarterback much of that as the general consultant. Last week, they won the runoff and now they’re headed towards the general election in November.

5 Life Lessons I Learn From Daily – Raz Shafer

5 Life Lessons I Learn From Daily - Raz Shafer

Our lives are filled with constant learning but some life lessons bear a unique significance. In this speech, I lay out the 5 which have had the greatest impact on my story and share chapters from my own history to illustrate their value.

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I apologize for the several week break, y’all! Travel, family needs, and my own illness are my flimsy excuses but either way, we’re back and have some great stuff lined up.

This week, I’m sharing a High School Graduation speech I gave a few weeks ago. The Home School group I graduated from 13 years ago, asked me to be their first official commencement speaker and I shared 5 lessons that have been integral to my life.

While the lessons aren’t explicitly political, I think they have both broad life application and a specific value to campaigns.

At the very least, you’ll get some good reminders about important life lessons you’ve probably learned AND hear some new stories about myself that haven’t yet been shared on the podcast.

Later this week, I’ll release another episode (part deux of my apology for missing so much time) with Brendan Steinhauser (a previous guest) who was the general consultant for Dan Crenshaw. We had Dan on the podcast a few weeks ago to talk about his campaign for Congress and this last week he won the runoff election. Now he moves on to a likely win in November!

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