Capitol Weekly Podcast: Joe Rodota and The Oppo File

Politics often get ugly, and there is nothing uglier than Opposition Research: digging up dirt on your opponent — or sometimes your own candidate. No one knows Oppo better than Joe Rodota, who honed his dark art in the Reagan White House, the Schwarzenegger campaign and other high-profile races in California and across the country.

Joe just launched a new podcast, Oppo File, where he examines the history of Opposition Research and looks at famous examples through history, including the 2016 presidential campaign, which was, let’s say, a “target-rich” environment. Joe sat down with John Howard and Tim Foster to chat about the new podcast and shares tales from his long and fascinating career.

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