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Episode 23: Chris Wilson – Ted Cruz’s Pollster Talks Big Data and Winning Iowa

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Chris Wilson is Ted Cruz’s Pollster and he Helps Conservatives Win Elections. This week’s guest is Chris Wilson, the former Director of Research and Analytics for the Ted Cruz for President campaign, where he oversaw all polling, data analytics, modeling and digital strategy. There has been a great deal written about the sophisticated data and […]

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Nothing Works, Everything Sucks!

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No Campaign Goes According to Plan Prussian Field Marshall Helmuth von Moltke said, “No plan of operations extends with any certainty beyond the first contact with the main hostile force.” Paraphrased, ‘No plan survives first contact with the enemy.’ No matter how well we plan campaigns, and we should plan them carefully, we’re not acting […]

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Episode 21: Cathy Scott – Conservative Activist to Rockstar Campaign Manager

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Cathy Scott’s Transition from Conservative Activist to Rockstar Campaign Manager was Rapid but Not Without Hard Work… This week our guest is Cathy Scott. She describes herself on Twitter as a Conservative Aggie fighting for a Stronger Texas and a Joyful follower of Christ. Frequent listeners should remember hearing Cathy mentioned in the interviews with […]

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Losing an Election: Now What?

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Moving on from losing an election is hard. But you’re not alone. When my dad was inducted into Medical School, the Dean addressed his class, ‘Each and every one of you has been in the top 10% of every class, working group and school you’ve ever been a part of. As of this moment, 90% […]

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Episode 18: John Lappe – Opposition Research & Running for President

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Learn about Opposition Research and Campaign Vulnerability Studies from the expert who ran Ted Cruz’s internal vetting! Today we’re talking about campaign intelligence and opposition research with the man responsible for quarterbacking the internal vetting and research of all staff, coalition members, endorsers, volunteer leaders and more on Ted Cruz’s Presidential campaign. John Lappe is a […]

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