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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 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 political work – he was an EMT!  

Show Notes:

What’s the typical starting point at Stateside?

○ A research assistant - they back up the associates.

○ The associates are a grade above research assistant.

What kind of experience do you look for when hiring a research assistant?

○ You have to have experience working in a state legislature.

Where do people end up after the associate level?

○They will move to management, or they will often head in-house with a client company.

Have you seen any changes in lobbying in the past few years? Trends?

○ With inertia at the federal level, people are paying a lot more

attention to the states.

○The state attorneys general have also become much more active.


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