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Every week, we let you hear straight from the best consultants, operatives and candidates in the game, all for one reason: to help you win. You’ll learn something new every week as you listen to campaign professionals and successful candidates reveal the secrets that help them win. If you want to win your next election, this is a must-subscribe podcast!
Most Recent Episode
Episode 20: Jon McClellan – Cruz’s Grassroots Point Man
2 days ago
00:26 Jon McClellan Bio
01:45 Jon’s background and political story
06:09 First experience volunteering for a Presidential Campaign
10:00 How did your work ethic and belief that ‘no job is too small’ help kickstart your career?
13:40 How did you make the transition from college to paying work in politics?
16:48 Working in the Texas Capitol
20:40 Joining Gov. Perry’s 2010 Re-Election Campaign
23:40 What did the Perry 2010 experience teach you about running statewide elections in Texas?
31:41 Joining the Cruz Crew
35:48 How did you go about building the core support among Texas’ Conservative leaders?
38:50 Building the Endorsement Snowball
41:50 Matching your Campaign Style to the Candidate
43:56 Duck Costume Story
48:54 How did y’all build such an effective statewide network and meet their needs?
57:26 In what ways did that network of relationships help you in your role as State Outreach Director for Senator Cruz?
59:56 Representing constituents even when you don’t agree with them
1:02:00 What are you doing now, with Public Blueprint?
1:08:42 What advice do you have for potential candidates or staff who are wondering what to do next?
1:11:00 Jonathan McClellan Contact info and Outro