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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, 2023

Jim welcomes George Cronin back to the podcast to talk about all of the changes happening within the state of Massachusetts. Before getting into their discussion, Jim pays respect to the late Larry Rasky, founder of Rasky Partners, who passed away in March 2020.  
During their conversation, George is able to give insight into different topics pertaining to the politics in Massachusetts. Topics discussed include:
  • Massachusetts' new Democrat governor
  • The composition of the Massachusetts Senate, Maura Healey
  • Massachusetts Millionaires Tax
  • Where Massachusetts is in their current session
  • Changing sessions to more hybrid options since COVID
  • Issues George believes will be tackled in the 2-year session.
George Cronin is the Managing Director for the public affairs practice at Rasky Partners. Based out of Boston, they cover government relations at the state and municipal level, grassroots organizing, and ballot questions. They also have a D.C. office to cover federal affairs. George hails from Massachusetts, and was raised in a campaign environment. He attended UMass Amherst for his Bachelors degree, and Suffolk University for his Masters of Government. His first job in government was interning at the Choate Group, a public affairs firm that would later merge to become Rasky Partners. George has extensive campaign experience. He served as a senior advisor and New England political director for then U.S. Sen. Joe Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign.'

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