On this episode we welcome 2 guests: Alex McHaddad and Reagan Knopp. Alex is the former treasurer of the Oregon Republican Party and has part Palestinian heritage. Reagan is a political consultant and twitter personality with some experience in Israel.
Andy Huwe joins James and Nick to talk about his run for Senate District 29. We end up talking infrastructure and good governance in addition to issues facing northeast Oregon.
In this episode we take a break from your normally scheduled political podcasting to talk about the dissolution of the PAC-12 Conference. Jeff Stone joins us as this will be his 51st season making the trek from Portland to Autzen Stadium.
Commissioner Nash is currently serving as County Commissioner for Wallowa County, he is the President of the Cattlemen's Association, and he has announced his candidacy for Senate District 29. Learn more at votetoddnash.com
James and Nick welcome Tony McDonald who is intimately involved in Texas GOP politics and we had a fun conversation comparing and contrasting a Blue state with a Red state.
James and Nick welcome Eric and Bernard from Citizens Climate Lobby, a climate group who are "ok with nuclear" and don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
James and Nick discuss the pending legislation to give all homeless persons $1,000 per month and UBI in general. Also, how to fix Portland's myriad problems.
In the wake of Gov. Brown commuting the sentence of many death-row inmates, we brought on Xander Almeda to talk about her decision and about the death penalty in general.
Stephen Lloyd is the chair of the Young Republicans of Oregon, former chair of the Multnomah County Republican Party, and nearly 10-year veteran of the oil & gas industry. In this episode we talk with Stephen about fracking, nuclear, and the environmental impact of energy extraction.
Ben West is a recently elected Clackamas County Commissioner. He currently serves as a city councilor for the city of Wilsonville and was the rising-star award recipient at Dorchester 2022.
James and Nick welcome back Alex McHaddad, Treasurer of the Oregon GOP and to talk about the November 2022 election and how it went for Republicans. Disappointed with the Governor's race? We are too, but there is reason to be optimistic about Oregon voters' choices in this election.
Jason Fields, the Republican candidate for House District 26 is our favorite kind of candidate to have on this podcast: moderate, thoughtful, and decisive. Some might call him a "rational" Republican (cue rimshot). Nick couldn't make it this time, so pretend he made a couple TV references.
George Carrillo is a former Democratic candidate for Governor in Oregon who has publicly endorsed Republican Christine Drazan. We talk about why he made that decision as well as some inside baseball from a long-time Executive Branch employee.
James and Nick welcome former Representative and former Deputy Secretary of State Rich Vial to talk about his run for Senate District 18 as a non-affiliated candidate. We also talk Betsy Johnson and how to mend the political divide in Oregon.
Jeff Heflrich joins James and Nick as the Republican candidate for State House district 52. Jeff is a Veteran, former police officer, and held this seat from 2017-2019.
James and Nick welcome Tim LeMaster, a fellow Veteran who is running for House District 43. Tim is passionate about making his community better and helping those in his district.
James and Nick talk about the fallout from Dobbs v. Jackson which overturned Roe v. Wade.