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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. 

Aug 19, 2019

Dusty Brighton is the Managing Director of Brightstone Bridge, LLC, a firm that Dusty created after an illustrious career in the GR field. Dusty and Jim sat down to chat in Nashville, TN, talking about Dusty’s unique career serving as both an in-house and contract lobbyist, and breaking down the differences between the two.

  • Dusty hails from Arkansas.
  • He attended the University of Arkansas for his B.A. in Communications and also a Masters of Public Administration.
  • His first experience in politics was in 3rd grade, hanging up campaign flyers in a gubernatorial race.
  • He served as the Director of State and Government Affairs for Microsoft, and Director of Government Relations for eBay, Inc.
  • He was the Vice President of State Government Affairs at the Internet Association.

“At the end of the day, we have a skillset. Doctors know how to be doctors, lawyers know how to be lawyers and Government relations people know how to navigate the government process.”

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