State Bytes Week 3 Part 2


Each week State Bytes will feature multiple conversations about all of the states holding regularly scheduled elections, including in the capitol and on the campaign trail insight and perspective. Check your emails or iTunes on Tuesdays and Thursdays for new episodes.



Aimee Grmoljez from Crowley Fleck chatted with us on September 28 to give us some insight on Montana politics and the upcoming election. Ms. Grmoljez talks about issues that are in the forefront of these races as well as any trends she has seen on the ground. She also gives an overview of initiatives on the ballot.


South Dakota

Justin Smith from Woods Fuller Shultz & Smith chatted with us on October 1. Mr. Smith gives us an overview of the gubernatorial race between Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R) and State Senator Billie Sutton (D). We also recap the 2018 legislative session, get a preview of the upcoming year, and touch on the Wayfair case.



Amanda Dalton from Dalton Advocacy joined us on October 3 to discuss the surprisingly tightening gubernatorial race between Governor Kate Brown (D) and State Representative Knute Buehler (R). Ms. Dalton also talks about measures on the ballot and the potential to drive voters on election day. We also discuss what may be on the table next legislative session.



Natalie Bright and Marlee Carpenter from Bright & Carpenter Consulting joined us on October 5 to discuss the Kansas state elections. We get an overview of the gubernatorial race between Secretary Kris Kobach (R) and State Senator Laura Kelly (D). Also, Ms. Bright and Ms. Carpenter discuss some interesting trends in the state house and state senate races. We also discuss what may be coming down the pike next legislative session.


Alaska - Part One

Alaska - Part Two

Frank Bickford from The Bickford Pacific Group joined us October 4 and October 23 to discuss Alaska politics and the upcoming election. In Part One, Mr. Bickford discusses the gubernatorial campaigns of Mike Dunleavy (R) and former U.S. Senator Mark Begich (D). He also gives us a lay of the land in the state house and state senate races. In Part Two, Mr. Bickford joined us to discuss the recent development of incumbent Governor Bill Walker’s (I) decision to drop out of the race.


Contact Meghan Holihan with questions, comments, or feedback. Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes.