EXTRA EXTRA: A Primary Win, Loss and a Tar Heel

If at first you don’t succeed, maybe an Assembly seat will open up.

Four years after an unsuccessful bid to be the Democratic nominee for an open-congressional seat in the Capital Region, Phil Steck was victorious in an effort to be his party’s representative in a race for the 110th Assembly District (Spoiler Alert: He still has that seat).

For a bonus episode of Poozer Politics, to celebrate Primary Day, we turned to the assemblyman for insights about these unique electoral bouts. He shared stories about his past primary campaigns, reflected on mistakes, and explained his endorsement from Sam Perkins.

Steck also talked about his affinity for door-to-door campaigning, the role of endorsements, and fundraising. Continue reading “EXTRA EXTRA: A Primary Win, Loss and a Tar Heel”

Confessions of a Congressional Spokesman

When life gives you Sean Magers you make a podcast.

Sean is a proud dog owner, a good Instagram follow and an Alabama football fanatic. On its face he doesn’t appear to be a typical Poozer Politics guest…and he’s not.

But until recently he was also the spokesman for Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko and before that he worked for North Country Congressman Bill Owens. So with those ties to New York (and the fact that I find him to be very funny), I just had to him on the podcast for an exit interview before he headed back to Alabama. Continue reading “Confessions of a Congressional Spokesman”