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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. 

Feb 24, 2020

Today on the show, we sit down with Chris Lu, Senior Strategy Advisor & Josh Resnik, Chief Content Officer and SVP/Publisher at FiscalNote. Chris and Josh joined FiscalNote with impressive résumés - Chris worked for former President Obama, and Josh led Gannett's digital department. 

FiscalNote has a number of products and services - from issues management, to legislative and regulatory tracking, digital advocacy, and more. The company is at the forefront of modernizing the government relations space, leveraging data and analytics to help their clients navigate complex legislative and regulatory environments, as well as stakeholder management, with ease. 

  • Chris Lu received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
  • Following law school, Chris went to work for fellow Harvard Law School classmate Senator Barack Obama, first as his Legislative Director, then Acting Chief of Staff.
  • Chris continued to work for Barack Obama after he became president, serving first as his cabinet secretary, and then as Deputy Secretary of Labor
  • In 2017, Chris joined FiscalNote where he serves as Senior Strategy Advisor
  • Josh Resnik received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law
  • Josh spent the following seven years working as Assistant General Counsel for AOL
  • Following his time with AOL, Josh went to work for Gannett, leading their newly formed digital division. As the Vice President and General Manager of Gannett Digital, Josh led Gannett’s transition to the digital space, using technology to create new cross-platform content.
  • In 2018, Josh joined FiscalNote as the Chief Content Officer and SVP/Publisher of CQ and Roll Call, where he uses technology to produce, monetize, and distribute content.

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