Episode 7: Party Committees' Independent Expenditures, the Real Story on How They Operate

 

Hi House Talkers!

In the last few weeks, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) have announced their hires to run their respective committees' Independent Expenditure campaigns (congrats, Jessica Mackler and Joe King!). We thought it was perfect timing to bring in someone who has been in their shoes to talk about what's often called the "loneliest job in politics." 

And that someone is the DCCC's 2016 Independent ExpenditureDirector, Ty Matsdorf! He joins us this week to talk about I.E.s and how they *really* work. Ty is a native of southern Oregon who got his political start with former Montana Senator Max Baucus. Whether you think you know all about how I.E.s work or this is the first time you've ever of them, we promise you'll learn something new in the half hour we spend with Ty!

In our Ad Spotlight, we'll share an ad that aired in northern New Jersey last cycle -- set to the tune of "Dixie." Huh? Yeah, it worked. Check it out.

Ali & Liesl