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Campaign HQ with David Plouffe

74 episodes - English - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.5K ratings

David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s campaign manager, dives deep into the strategy of winning the White House. Plouffe’s guests are campaign insiders, state directors, digital experts, and others who don't just have opinions about what is happening, they know what is happening because they are the ones in the arena.​

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Introducing The Powers That Be: Daily

June 06, 2022 07:01 - 1 minute

Join Emmy Award-winning journalist Peter Hamby, along with the team of expert journalists at Puck, as they let you in on the real conversations insiders are having across the four corners of power in America: Wall Street, Washington, Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Puck’s contributors bring you smart conversation around the inside stories happening in these worlds. Presented in partnership with Cadence13 Studios, this podcast releases new episodes daily, Monday-Friday. To learn more about lis...

Introducing The Daily Punch

February 01, 2021 08:01

Weekday mornings, The Daily Punch brings you inside Capitol Hill, the White House and Washington for an unfiltered look at the key players and stakes of all major issues of the day. People. Power. Politics. Hosted by Punchbowl News founders, journalists, and best-selling authors Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman. Powered by Punchbowl News. Produced by Cadence13. ​ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Title: Joe Biden’s campaign manager Jennifer O’Malley Dillon

November 13, 2020 18:54

Description: As Joe Biden’s campaign manager in 2020, Jennifer O’Malley Dillon became the first woman to manage a winning Democratic Presidential campaign. She and David discuss some of the logistical challenges the Biden campaign faced because of the pandemic, what goes into winning a battleground state and her thoughts on what the electoral map could look like for Democrats heading forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Joe Biden’s campaign manager Jennifer O’Malley Dillon

November 13, 2020 18:54 - 1 hour

Description: As Joe Biden’s campaign manager in 2020, Jennifer O’Malley Dillon became the first woman to manage a winning Democratic Presidential campaign. She and David discuss some of the logistical challenges the Biden campaign faced because of the pandemic, what goes into winning a battleground state and her thoughts on what the electoral map could look like for Democrats heading forward. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privac...

Where We Are

November 05, 2020 17:48 - 54 minutes

David takes a look at Tuesday Night’s election, when Joe Biden received the most votes in history. Why was there a difference between polls and turnout, and what trends are we seeing that could affect future elections. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Will Biden win Texas?

October 29, 2020 16:26 - 1 hour

Beto O’Rourke is organizing on the ground in Texas and joins David while on his way to join Senator Harris on the campaign trail. Beto discusses the importance of the next five days, never making an assumption about a voter and what political direction Texas might head in the future. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Welcome to Fiasco Season 1 Bush v. Gore

October 26, 2020 07:01

Host Leon Neyfakh transports listeners into the day-to-day reality of our country’s most pivotal historical events, bringing to life the forgotten twists and turns of the past while shedding light on the present. Fiasco season 1 takes listeners to the contested 2000 election between Al Gore and George W. Bush, and the extraordinary legal battle that unfolded in Florida. Fiasco is a Luminary original. To hear other seasons, go to luminarypodcasts.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit po...

The Ground Game

October 22, 2020 07:01 - 56 minutes

Cindy Lin is a field organizer for the Biden campaign’s efforts in Michigan. Cindy discusses the challenges and opportunities of doing volunteer recruitment and connecting with swing voters while working remotely, and reminds us that election day is not the first day of voting, it is the last. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Biden Deputy Campaign Manager Kate Bedingfield

October 15, 2020 07:01 - 53 minutes

Kate Bedingfield is the deputy campaign manager and communications director for Biden For President. Kate and David discuss how Biden supporters can help the campaign in the close, the campaign’s primary communications challenges and opportunities, what Trump will show up at the last debate and planning for post Election Day. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcast...

The Early Vote

October 08, 2020 20:42 - 44 minutes

Dr. Michael P. McDonald heads The United States Elections Project and discusses what we can learn so far from early vote turnout, how different states count those votes, and what overall voter turnout may be by the end. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Can Trump Steal The Election?

October 01, 2020 07:01 - 58 minutes

Barton Gellman’s recent piece in The Atlantic, The Election That Could Break America, opened eyes to the lengths Donald Trump could go to stay in power. Gellman, a bestselling author and longtime journalist, joins David to talk about his piece, what we should be most concerned about, and how to mitigate the worst scenarios.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastc...

Kamala’s Strategy

September 24, 2020 07:01 - 1 hour

Karine Jean-Pierre, Kamala Harris’ Chief of Staff discuses the upcoming debate vs. Mike Pence, her campaign approach and the Supreme Court fight To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Hispanic vote

September 17, 2020 07:01 - 1 hour

Fernand Amandi is the President and CEO Bendixen & Amandi International. Their recent poll in Miami-Dade County showed Donald Trump and Joe Biden in a tight battle for Hispanic voters in that key county in Florida. David and Fernand discuss the poll, and also take a look at the influence of the hispanic vote in Arizona, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania and other battlegrounds.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Le...

Claire McCaskill

September 10, 2020 07:01 - 1 hour

Claire McCaskill, a two term U.S. Senator from Missouri and now a political analyst for MSNBC, talks voters the midwest, how Joe Biden should approach the upcoming debates and how Democrats should govern if the win back the White House and the Senate. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

David Axelrod

September 03, 2020 07:01 - 1 hour

David Axelrod was a senior strategist to Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign and later a Senior Advisor to the President. Currently David is director of the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics, co-host of the Hacks On Tap podcast and CNN’s senior political analyst. Axe and Plouffe have experience getting candidates ready for Presidential Debates and take a look at what Joe Biden needs to do. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/priv...

Introducing: It Was Said (w Jon Meacham)

August 31, 2020 04:01

Welcome to It Was Said, a 10-episode limited documentary series looking back on some of the most powerful, impactful and timeless speeches in American history. Join Pulitzer Prize winning and best-selling author-historian, Jon Meacham, Peabody-nominated C13Originals Studios and HISTORY, as we take you through 10 speeches. Season One of It Was Said draws on a selection of speeches from powerful figures in history like Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, JFK, RFK, Barack Obama, Hillary Clin...

Voting is not an errand you run at the last moment

August 27, 2020 07:01 - 53 minutes

Bob Bauer was general counsel of both Obama for America presidential campaigns and served as White House Counsel. He presently serves as a senior advisor to the Biden campaign, responsible for voter integrity and protection. We talk mail balloting, Trump attacks on the rule of law and post-election scenarios.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adch...

Susan Rice

August 20, 2020 07:01 - 56 minutes

The former ambassador to the United Nations and National Security Advisor to Barack Obama discusses the damage which the Trump administration has caused to the United States on the world stage, what a Biden administration will need to do to fix that damage while leading us out of the pandemic, and what the Black Lives Matter movement said to the world about what is special about America. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-pol...

Barack Obama

August 14, 2020 13:01 - 39 minutes

President Obama offers his take Joe Biden’s choice of Kamala Harris as his running mate and what it says about his decision making as a potential president. And he talks about the close of the campaign and the role each of us has to play in deciding it’s outcome To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

A look at the Senate races

August 12, 2020 07:01 - 54 minutes

Scott Fairchild is the Executive Director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.  Scott and David take a tour of the top Senate races and talk about the path to 50 seats. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Paul Begala’s guide to beating Donald Trump

August 06, 2020 07:01 - 59 minutes

As chief strategist for Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign, Paul Begala helped Clinton become the first Democrat to occupy the White House in twelve years. His new book is YOU’RE FIRED! The Perfect Guide to Beating Donald Trump. David and Paul take a look at the last time the American voters decided to fire the President, and what it means for Joe Biden’s campaign. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your...

Get Your (Virtual) Hat On

July 30, 2020 07:01 - 54 minutes

Veteran strategist Stephanie Cutter is in charge of producing this year’s Democratic National Convention. David and Stephanie discuss how this year’s Democratic Convention will be unique, what the GOP shitshow may look like and how the fall is shaping up.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Real Polls

July 23, 2020 07:01 - 1 hour

Is Biden at his ceiling? Does he have more room to grow? Does Trump have a path back with seniors?  David is joined by John Anzalone, one of the nation’s top pollsters, who has conducted research for the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama (2008 & 2012) and Hillary Clinton (2016) and is currently polling for Joe Biden (2020). To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podc...

John Heilemann on how Trump hasn’t thought things through

July 16, 2020 07:01 - 1 hour

John Heilemann is the Executive Editor of The Recount and host of Showtime’s The Circus.  John and David discuss how Trump’s inclination to be divisive does not help his chances and how Trump’s team will not be able to successfully position Joe Biden as some scary version of The Other. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Pod Save America’s Jon Favreau

July 09, 2020 07:01 - 48 minutes

Jon Favreau is one of the hosts of Pod Save America and the former speechwriter for Barack Obama. Jon discusses what Joe Biden needs to accomplish in his upcoming major speeches, the debates and his ideas for how to maximize this year’s Democratic National Convention.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Robby Mook

July 02, 2020 07:01 - 1 hour

As Joe Biden seeks to make the election a referendum on Trump, Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager in 2016, joins David for a look at the similarities and differences between this campaign and 2016, Trump’s inability to communicate his case for re-election and reminds us that the campaign can turn on a dime. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices...

Communication Challenges and Opportunities

June 25, 2020 07:01 - 1 hour

Jennifer Palmieri, former White House Director of Communications from 2013 to 2015 and Director of Communications for the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign provides unique insight into the differences between Joe Biden’s campaign and Hillary’s, and the additional pressure Biden’s VP pick will face. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Biden Campaign Manager Jen O’Malley Dillon

June 18, 2020 07:01 - 1 hour

Jen O’Malley Dillon is the campaign manager for Biden for President. She discusses the recent poll numbers, the battleground picture, campaigning during a pandemic and what concerns her the most.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Michigan’s Secretary of State Joceyln Benson

June 10, 2020 19:21 - 50 minutes

Ballot delivery, automatic registration, and voter education: Michigan’s Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson discusses the ways we can have a successful election in a year with an expected increase in voting by mail. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Trump and Nixon

June 04, 2020 07:01 - 55 minutes

Rick Perlstein, author of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, joins David for a comparison of Trump’s campaign tactics with those of Nixon. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Occupy Democrats

May 28, 2020 07:01 - 51 minutes

Omar and Rafael Rivero are the founders of Occupy Democrats, a political organization and news website that aims to create a more equal society for all by working with progressives, labor unions, and the Democratic Party. They discuss some of their innovative ways they are using social media to reach their over 50 million followers to help Joe Biden win the election and tips on how regular citizens can contribute on their own. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visi...

Fight Like a Mother

May 21, 2020 07:01 - 53 minutes

Candidates are finding they can run on gun safety and win elections. Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action. The day after the Sandy Hook tragedy, Shannon Watts started a Facebook group with the message that all Americans can and should do more to reduce gun violence. Now Shannon is working with Everytown for Gun Safety to end gun violence and build safer communities. David and Shannon discuss the ways all of us can be actively influential in elections. To learn more about liste...

The Rule of Law is on the Ballot

May 13, 2020 15:35 - 51 minutes

Former Attorney General Eric Holder explains the ways we can make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote despite the pandemic, how the Supreme Court could be affected for twenty years by this election, and a behind the scenes look at the vetting process for the Vice Presidency. Eric is presently the chair of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, with the mission of building a targeted, state-by-state strategy that ensures Democrats can fight back and produce fairer maps in the ...

The Man In Trumps Head

May 07, 2020 07:01 - 56 minutes

The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson joins David to discuss the Lincoln Project’s Mourning In America ad, and Trump’s reaction. The Lincoln Project’s mission statement is to “Defeat President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box.” and adds that “electing Democrats who support the Constitution over Republicans who do not is a worthy effort.” To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit htt...

Presidential Historian Jon Meacham on lessons from the past.

April 30, 2020 07:01 - 56 minutes

Presidential Historian Jon Meacham joins David for a look at what history tells us about the current election. Jon’s new podcast Hope Through History explores some of the most historic and trying times in American History, and how this nation dealt with these moments, the impact of these moments and how we came through these moments a unified nation. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choic...

Battleground Bonanza

April 23, 2020 07:01 - 1 hour

Dan Wagner, CEO of Civis and Analytics and Chief Analytics Officer on Barack Obama's 2012 election campaign joins David to discuss his take on the pathway to victory for Joe Biden in core battleground states and how the pandemic alters the tactics to achieve those vote goals.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Introducing: Hope, Through History with Jon Meacham

April 21, 2020 07:00

Welcome to Hope, Through History with Jon Meacham. This limited series explores some of the most historic and trying times in American History, and how this nation dealt with these moments, the impact of these moments and how we came through these moments a unified nation. Season One takes a look at critical moments around the 1918 Flu Pandemic, the Great Depression, World War II, the polio epidemic and the Cuban Missile Crisis.​ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adch...

The Economy

April 16, 2020 07:00 - 1 hour

How bad will it get and what can be done to prevent the worst? What was smart about the CARES act, what was lacking and what needs to be in the next relief package. How should Joe Biden handle the crisis in the campaign? David is joined by Austan Goolsbee who served as the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers President Obama and currently serves on the Economic Advisory Panel to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as well as teaching economics at the University of Chicago.  To lear...

The Incumbent Advantage

April 09, 2020 07:00 - 1 hour

Longtime Democratic strategist Jim Messina, who served as the campaign manager during Barack Obamas re-election bid in 2012, discusses the advantages of incumbency in presidential re-elects, what Biden needs to do to catch up and how the Covid-19 crisis may affect the contest.​ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

What you can do online right now

April 02, 2020 07:00 - 1 hour

Is your candidate on Pinterest and TikTok? What about World of Warcraft? Stefan Smith was Pete Buttigieg’s online engagement director and has some great ideas for people to get more involved in the election digitally, where Democrats need to invest more and the advantages of being everywhere. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Will We Vote?”

March 26, 2020 07:00 - 54 minutes

Will we vote in November, how will we vote, and what will it take to protect elections this year and in the future? David is joined by Marc Elias, the leading voting rights and election attorney in the Democratic Party, to discuss all that and more.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Gangster Capitalism Season 2: The NRA

March 25, 2020 07:01 - 5 minutes

Gangster Capitalism is back. This season, the NRA is in the crosshairs. This past year has rocked the country’s most powerful special interest organization like none other. Internal power struggles have exposed the group’s questionable, and possibly illegal practices which now threaten the nearly 150 year old nonprofit like never before. We’re pulling back the curtain to reveal that this has little to do with guns. It’s about money.​  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practi...

Ron Klain, Obama’s Ebola czar on COVID-19, and Presidential debate.

March 19, 2020 20:03 - 56 minutes

Ron Klain, chief of staff to two U.S. vice presidents – Al Gore and Joe Biden, served as the United States Ebola response coordinator where he worked on both stopping the epidemic and shaping the economic response. Ron shares what he feels must be done to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and where the failures have been so far. In the second half of the podcast, David and Ron speak about prepping Joe Biden for this year’s upcoming debates, a role he has played in the last 5 Presidential ele...

The CAFE Insider Podcast - the SCOTUS Showdown (with Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram)

March 16, 2020 07:01 - 11 minutes

CAFE Insider helps you make sense of law and politics. In this excerpt from the CAFE Insider podcast, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and former New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram break down the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision in the first abortion case to come before the justices since Trump’s appointment of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. The case, June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, could threaten the long-standing legal precedent established in Roe v. Wade. For more CAFE Insi...

Andrew Gillum and how to win Florida

March 13, 2020 00:50 - 1 hour

As the campaign begins to shift toward the general election, David checks in with Andrew Gillum, the Chair of Forward Florida Action, on his efforts to help get Democrats elected up and down the ballot, the ins and outs of Crisis Management 101, and a call to action to sure Trump does not win Florida. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Biden Surge

March 04, 2020 21:53 - 49 minutes

Anita Dunn senior adviser for Biden for President about what happened Super Tuesday, their plans for the upcoming states, and how they plan to strengthen their campaign to compete against both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

South Carolina: What to Watch For

February 28, 2020 00:44 - 57 minutes

Jaime Harrison served as the chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party from 2013 to 2017, and is an associate chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Harrison is running for the U.S. Senate from South Carolina in the 2020 election against Lindsey Graham. Jamie provides an overview of South Carolina as we head into Saturday’s primary, and his campaign to defeat Graham. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Le...

Dan Pfeiffer Speaks. And Writes.

February 21, 2020 08:00 - 48 minutes

In this bonus episode, my old friend and Obama colleague, Dan Pfeiffer, talks about his terrific new book, Un-Trumping America and much more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

California Love

February 20, 2020 08:00 - 42 minutes

With the political world focused on NV and SC, the biggest delegate prize looms. And people are voting there in big numbers right now. Hear from renowned CA strategist Ace Smith about what to watch for in the CA campaign.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Heavyweight Battle in Nevada

February 13, 2020 22:21 - 40 minutes

Jon Ralston has covered politics in Nevada for more than 30 years and will be one of the moderators of Wednesday’s Democratic Debate. Jon shares his deep knowledge of Nevada politics, and what he hopes to get from the candidates on Wednesday. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices