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Simple Rules for Winning Elections with Mick Paskiewicz

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Simple Rules Win Elections: Stand for Principle, Don’t Lie and Be Nice to People!

This week our guest is Mick Paskiewicz of Intellz Opposition Research and Strategy.

He is a skilled and experienced operative and researcher with more than 8 years of experience. Mick has conducted opposition research for winning campaigns across the country at the state and federal level.

He has served on numerous campaigns, including Field Director for Congressman Robert Dold (IL-10) and Political Director for Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8). When Mick served as Field Director for Dold’s successful 2010 race, it was the most Democrat district won by a Republican that year.

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 in a vacuum. Every action we take drives response from our opponents, which in turn requires our response.

Conservative Activist to Rockstar Campaign Manager with Cathy Scott

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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 Senator Konni Burton and Luke Macias. She worked for both of them as the Campaign Manager for Konni’s 2014 State Senate Campaign and did an absolutely incredible job through a tough year and a half on the campaign trail.

While Cathy had extensive volunteer experience on campaigns, she only held one other political job before her post as manager for Konni’s race. What she may have lacked in experience though, she made up for through her tenacity, curiosity and work ethic.

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% of you no longer are.’

It’s a simple mathematic truth but it was shocking to them! These were high-performing individuals who had rarely known failure and whom each believed they had what it took to be a good doctor.

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