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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 the National Guard
  • He was born in Minnesota, but moved to the Chicago area when he was 8, and has lived there ever since
  • He played basketball in high school, and was replaced due to injury by none other than Jeff Hornacek
  • His first foray into government affairs was working for then Lt. Governor Quinn in Illinois
  • He served as Quinn’s liaison to military families and families of fallen soldiers
  • He still stays in touch with many of the families he worked with during his time in Quinn’s office
  • After the Lt. Governor’s office, he moved to Operation Homefront, an organization that supports veterans
  • In 2008, he joined his current organization, Oasis Financial, which provides financial assistance to people who have been injured in accidents and are waiting for their cases to settle with insurers
  • Eric is active in all 50 states, and has lobbyists engaged in about 20% of the states at any given time

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