Show Notes:[00:35] – What it takes to get started working in politics [01:45] – Brian’s background in politics [04:45] – The value of character and work-ethic in politics [07:30] – How to land your first job in politics
Show Notes:[00:30] – Tony McDonald Introduction [01:37] – Tony’s background in politics [02:55] – Young Conservatives of Texas [06:05] – Building a strong team, as a newly elected official
More…[13:22] – How major donor fundraising works [15:04] – Key indicators major donors look for when analyzing campaigns [16:24] – How to prepare your pitch for major donors [19:33] – What PAC’s look for when considering endorsements [22:19] – Advice for newly elected officials – Keeping promises, hiring staff and leaving a legacy [27:05] – Favorite funny political experience [29:03] – Proudest political achievements
Originally Posted at TownHall.com - by Erick Erickson
This has been a bad year for conservatives at the ballot box. Washington Republicans and their allies, enabled by chaos in the Presidential race, began targeting down-ballot conservatives for defeat. They were highly successful and even took out an incumbent Republican from Kansas, Tim Huelskamp, who had opposed John Boehner.