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The Duckpin Podcast

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Veteran podcaster and writer Brian Griffiths talks about things that matter in your life: news, politics, sports, culture. We’ll be looking at those things from a state, local, and national perspective, and we’ll be talking to the people who are making those things happen.To learn more about The Duc… read more


Episode #4: Rory McShane

In this week’s episode of The Duckpin Podcast we speak to Rory McShane, political consultant and principal of McShane LLC.

The show is also available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher,  Anchor, Google Podcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Overcast, Radio Public, Breaker, and wherever else you get your podcasts.

About the Episode: In this episode we discuss;

  • How political consulting works;
  • How clients pick a consulting firm and vice-versa;
  • How a firm works with a political client;
  • What 2020 specific changes are taking place in the consulting industry;
  • What the future of political campaigning and consulting looks like.

About the Guest: Rory McShane is a political and media consultant originally from Maryland. Rory has managed or advised political campaigns, corporations, initiatives in twenty-seven states and has lived in six.

Rory’s political clientele has included members of Congress, statewide Constitutional Officers, state legislators, county and municipal officials, political action committees, and multiple successful ballot initiatives.  In 2016, Rory was part of a successful effort to change the state constitutions of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota to provide more rights to victims of violent crimes.  In 2018, Rory’s firm McShane LLC brought home 22 victories, with political clients in 10 states.

His political success has led Rory to teach classes on political campaigning in Canada and all across the United States. Rory has been on the record with dozens of media outlets across the country, and is a regular analyst for Fox News, the LA Times, New York Post, Politico and more.  Rory is also a leading contributor to Campaigns and Elections magazine. Never shying away from controversy for his clients, Breitbart News said one of McShane’s campaigns, “went full troll and stunned Virginia politics.”

McShane was recognized as a 2020 Rising Star by Campaigns and Elections and as “40 Under 40” by the American Association of Political Consultants. McShane LLC has won a number of awards in 2020, including four Reed Awards and three Pollie Awards.

You can learn more about Rory at @rkmcshane, and more about McShane LLC at

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