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The Rational Republican
54 minutes | Oct 1, 2022
Rich Vial for SD18
James and Nick welcome former Representative and former Secretary of State Rich Vial to talk about his run for Senate District 18 as a non-affiliated candidate. We also talk Betsy Johnson and how to mend the political divide in Oregon.
47 minutes | Sep 17, 2022
Jeff Helfrich for HD52
Jeff Heflrich joins James and Nick as the Republican candidate for State House district 52. Jeff is a Veteran, former police officer, and held this seat from 2017-2019.
49 minutes | Aug 29, 2022
Tim LeMaster, Candidate for HD43
James and Nick welcome Tim LeMaster, a fellow Veteran who is running for House District 43. Tim is passionate about making his community better and helping those in his district.
45 minutes | Aug 7, 2022
Dobbs v. Jackson
James and Nick talk about the fallout from Dobbs v. Jackson which overturned Roe v. Wade.
51 minutes | Jul 16, 2022
Kori Haynes for HD39
James and Nick welcome Kori Haynes who is the Republican candidate for HD39 and her guest Courtneigh Swerzbin to talk about the the race and what's going on in our public schools. Bonus: what do David Duke and PPS have in common? Skip to the 41 minute mark for the answer.
45 minutes | Jul 2, 2022
CAPT Greg Wooldridge
CAPT Wooldridge is a 27-year Navy Veteran who commanded the Blue Angels on three separate occasions. He is currently a prolific public speaker and in 2018 made an attempt at running for Governor of Oregon.
59 minutes | Jun 6, 2022
May 2022 Primary Post-Mortem
James and Nick dig deep into the election results from the May 2022 Primary election. Political nerds welcome!
42 minutes | May 15, 2022
Cheri Helt, candidate for BOLI
Cheri Helt is a small business owner and former State Legislator who is running for the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) which is probably the least-known statewide elected office, but as with any office, the position has a meaningful impact on our lives.
54 minutes | May 2, 2022
Vance Day, Candidate for Appellate Court
Judge Day is former Chairman of the Oregon Republican Party, and is running for Appellate Court. This is the first time in many years where an incumbent Judge has a credible challenger, so we were excited to talk with Judge Day to hear about it first hand.
41 minutes | Apr 16, 2022
James and Nick welcome Lyndon Kerns, delegate from the Klamath County Republicans and whose family has been farming the Klamath basin for over 100 years. Learn more about the community's struggles at https://www.farmwater.org/food-security-and-water/
48 minutes | Mar 27, 2022
Alex McHaddad former Chair of the Union County GOP
James and Nick welcome Alex McHaddad, former Chair of the Union County GOP. Alex is also the treasurer for the Oregon Young Republicans and candidate for ORP Treasurer.
42 minutes | Mar 12, 2022
Betty Campbell, Executive Director of Xpose Hope
No Nick this time, but James was able to sit down with Betty Campbell to talk about Xpose Hope, a local charity that helps women get out of the sex industry. One of my (James) favorite episodes in a while.
49 minutes | Feb 19, 2022
Aeric Estep, Candidate for HD37
James and Nick welcome Aeric Estep who is running for State Representative in House District 37. Interestingly, James and Aeric knew each other in college back... 15 years ago. Tune in for a great conversation.
50 minutes | Feb 5, 2022
Former State Rep. Patrick Sheehan
James and Nick welcome Patrick Sheehan who served in the Legislature from 2011 to 2013 in the famous 30-30 "split" house. Patrick was succeeded by now Secretary of State Shemia Fagan. If only we had known...
55 minutes | Jan 15, 2022
State Of The State
For the first pod of 2022, Nick and James welcome recurring guest Xander Almeida to the podcast to reflect on 2021 and what we can look forward to in 2022.
56 minutes | Dec 25, 2021
Bitcoin Is The Future
On this episode, James and Nick welcome Dennis Porter. Dennis helped James out in his 2020 run for State Representative and is now very involved in Bitcoin policy with 53k Twitter followers and a podcast titled Smart People S*it.
46 minutes | Dec 11, 2021
Rep. Ron Noble
On this episode, James and Nick get the opportunity to speak with Rep Ron Noble who represents House District 24 in wine country, Oregon. Rep. Noble is also running for Congress in CD6.
49 minutes | Nov 20, 2021
James Runs For Metro
On this episode, Nick takes over hosting duties and asks James about his recent announcement to run for Metro Council Seat 4. What is Metro? Why this seat? What do you hope to accomplish? All great questions that we dive into on this podcast!
47 minutes | Oct 30, 2021
Angela Plowhead, Candidate for Congress
James and Nick sit down with Angela Plowhead who is running for Congress in the brand-new congressional district: CD6! Angela is an Air Force Veteran and psychologist who is putting in the legwork to make a serious run at this position! For more info, visit angelafororegon.com.
52 minutes | Oct 17, 2021
ORP Convention '21 Post-Mortem
James and Nick dive deep into the ORP Platform Convention that took place the last weekend of September and James gives some behind-the-scenes insight into how the process takes place and what happened.
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