Episode 33: One Week Left with DC Examiner's David Drucker

Hi House Talkers!

In today’s episode we talk with David Drucker, who was the first person to suggest that we do a podcast to begin with! David is the Senior Political Correspondent at the DC Examiner, and he has been on the road all over the country in the past few weeks and he shares his lessons from the road with us. 

Thanks for listening; one week to go until Election Day!

Ali and Liesl

Episode 32: IA01, MI08, and FL15 Discussion!

Hi House Talkers!
In today’s episode we look at 3 examples of races that our former guest Dave Wasserman put together. The 3 kinds we look at are Trump surge, bellwether suburbs, and Republican open seats that Trump won. That means we talk about IA01, MI08, and FL15 in today’s episode!
Tune in and don’t forget to rate and subscribe on iTunes! For our next episode, we’ll be doing a crossover with the ladies of The Pollsters, so stay tuned!
Ali and Liesl

Episode 31: WV03, NJ03, and CA25 Updates PLUS Ashley Spillane, former Rock the Vote President

Hi House Talkers!

In our latest episode episode we discuss NJ03, WV03, and CA25! We talk about how top of the ballot issues affect these House races, as well as how both parties are using issues like healthcare and taxes to navigate these waters in these races across the country. We are also joined by special guest Ashley Spillane, the former president of Rock the Vote, who talks with us about voter engagement and turnout.

As always, don't forget to rate and subscribe on iTunes!
Ali and Liesl

Episode 30: CA45, FL26, VA02, and MN02 Roundup

Hi House Talkers!

In our latest episode, we discuss 4 more districts that will determine the balance of the House: CA45, FL26, VA02, and MN02!

We discuss how the Republican incumbents in these 4 districts fight to hold on to their seats. We also talk about the huge fundraising numbers from Democrats, and play some of our favorite ads in these races. 

We also want to thank everyone for tweeting at us @HouseTalkPod for the House races you want us to cover! We’ll be including at least one of the races in a future episode!

As always, don’t forget to rate and subscribe!

Ali and Liesl

Episode 29: WA08, KS03, NY22, and KY06 Overviews

Hi House Talkers, 

Now that we’re in the post-Labor Day home stretch we discuss some of the top races that both of us are following closely—WA08, KY06, NY22, and KS03.

We discuss these 4 top races in depth, as well as a broader topic of how how the national committees and outside groups are trying to define the narrative in these races.

Which of these races is your favorite? Let us know!

Ali and Liesl

Episode 28: Looking to Arizona and Florida with Alex Conant

Hi House Talkers!

Are you ready to see some Arizona and Florida primary results?? We are!! And we've got a great episode for you to listen to while you hit "refresh" on your election results website of choice tonight...

Our guest is Republican strategist and crisis communications specialist Alex Conant of Firehouse Strategies. Alex worked for Senator Marco Rubio's presidential campaign, President George W. Bush, and the RNC during the McCain presidential bid, so there's no one better to help us make sense of last week's political bombshells.

On a serious note, both of us send our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Senator John McCain. He fought for what he believed in with tenacity, but also with grace and class. His underlying belief that being an American is far more important than being either a Republican or a Democrat is something we certainly can agree on.

Have a wonderful Labor Day holiday with your family and friends! 

Ali & Liesl

Episode 27: House Outlook Update 2.0 with Cook Political Report's Dave Wasserman

Hi House Talkers!

In our latest episode we welcome Dave Wasserman, the House editor of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, back to House Talk. Last year he gave us an overview of how the House is shaping up this year.

When we interviewed Dave last week before he hit the campaign trail, we discuss whether 2018 is shaping up to be a wave. Is 2018 shaping up to be 2010 in reverse? 

What differentiates some suburban House Republicans who Dave thinks are safer from those he puts in tossup categories? 

Listen on to find out more!

Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe on iTunes!

Ali and Liesl

Episode 26: All Things Minnesota with House Majority PAC's Charlie Kelly

Hello House Talkers!

In our latest episode, Charlie Kelly, House Majority PAC’s executive director, joins us to discuss his home state of Minnesota, which Ali thinks is the most fascinating state this whole election cycle! 

We talk about some of the top Minnesota races—the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, and more!

Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to subscribe and rate us on iTunes!