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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

Jul 30, 2018


Eric Schuller is the Director of Government and Community Affairs at Oasis Financial, and serves as President of the Alliance of Responsible Consumer Legal Funding. He’s also a veteran, with 22 years of service in the U.S. Army and the National Guard.


  • Eric Served 22 years in the U.S. Military – the Army and...

Jul 23, 2018

Today we continue our visit with Stateside with an interview with Bob Maurice.  Bob works on state and local issues.  Note to lobbyists - Bob is the point person for lobbyists referrals. Bob began his career working in the Massachusetts state house.  One of Bob’s early jobs was perfect preparation for doing...

Jul 23, 2018

We spent a morning at Stateside Associates in Washington, D.C.  Stateside is basically the firm that has any and ALL the state and local government policy information that any company may need.  They have contacts and people in every state – they do issue management, track legislation in all 50 states and local...

Jul 12, 2018

On this episode of The Lobbying Show, host Jim O’Brien interviews Elizabeth Bartz of State and Federal Communications - helping companies and lobbyists comply with ethics rules in all fifty states and globally.

Show Notes:
●     About Elizabeth Bartz

○     Borrowed money and bought the compliance department of...

Jul 12, 2018

Today on the show we speak with Jenn Stowe of the Carpet & Rug Institute. Jenn spent her first year after college in Mexico working at an orphanage.  She eventually ended up as the VP of Government Relations at CRI and has been there over 10 years. She is fluent in Spanish, which was helpful, because we did...