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Antjuan Seawright on Lessons Learned from Jim Clyburn & Best Practices for Winning Black Voters

May 09, 2023 Zac McCrary
Antjuan Seawright on Lessons Learned from Jim Clyburn & Best Practices for Winning Black Voters
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Antjuan Seawright on Lessons Learned from Jim Clyburn & Best Practices for Winning Black Voters
May 09, 2023
Zac McCrary

Antjuan Seawright is a veteran political strategiest, founder of Blueprint Strategy, & political contributor to CBS News. In this conversation, he talks growing up with roots in rural South Carolina, early lessons from mentors Congressman Jim Clyburn and DNC Chair Jamie Harrison, the work he's done with the DNC, DSCC, & DCCC...and his best practices and insight on how candidates, campaigns, and organizations can most effectively communicate with Black voters. 

 (To donate to support The Pro Politics Podcast, you may use this venmo link or inquire by email at mccrary.zachary@gmail.com)

IN THIS EPISODE….

Antjuan’s roots as a son of the South, growing up in South Carolina…


The difference between change and progress…


Antjuan’s 5th grade introduction to politics…


The “transformational” experience in the Congressional Black Caucus political bootcamp…


Antjuan speaks to the role the CBC plays in our political system…


Antjuan’s insight as to how longtime South Carolina Fritz Hollings set the stage for Joe Biden’s success in the state in 2020…


Antjuan talks lessons learned from his mentor, Congressman Jim Clyburn…


The story behind the Clyburn 2020 Biden endorsement…


The direct correlation between yoga and Jim Clyburn…


Antjuan breaks down the strengths of DNC Chair Jamie Harrison…


How Antjuan started his firm, Blueprint Strategies…


The Antjuan Seawright 101 on how campaigns should engage with Black voters..


Antjuan on the GOP’s evolving tactics regarding Black voters…


Lessons he’s learned about being an effective communicator as a CBS Political Commentator…


Antjuan talks the impact of his weekly radio partner, Rev. Al Sharpton…


Antjuan remembers advice from the late Congressman John Lewis…


Antjuan’s early thoughts heading into the 2024 election cycle…


AND alley oops, Heyward Bannister, John Fetterman, Friday snacks, Kamala Harris, Jamie Harrison, high-touch campaigns, Darrell Jackson, Hakeem Jeffries, Doug Jones, Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles, John Lewis, Barack Obama, Omega men, political deployment papers, Cedric Richmond, the school of hard knocks, Josh Shapiro, South Carolina State University, Sunrise Communication, survival votes, TV lawyers, TWAs, tectonic plates, Bennie Thompson, Herschel Walker, Raphael Warnock & more!

Show Notes

Antjuan Seawright is a veteran political strategiest, founder of Blueprint Strategy, & political contributor to CBS News. In this conversation, he talks growing up with roots in rural South Carolina, early lessons from mentors Congressman Jim Clyburn and DNC Chair Jamie Harrison, the work he's done with the DNC, DSCC, & DCCC...and his best practices and insight on how candidates, campaigns, and organizations can most effectively communicate with Black voters. 

 (To donate to support The Pro Politics Podcast, you may use this venmo link or inquire by email at mccrary.zachary@gmail.com)

IN THIS EPISODE….

Antjuan’s roots as a son of the South, growing up in South Carolina…


The difference between change and progress…


Antjuan’s 5th grade introduction to politics…


The “transformational” experience in the Congressional Black Caucus political bootcamp…


Antjuan speaks to the role the CBC plays in our political system…


Antjuan’s insight as to how longtime South Carolina Fritz Hollings set the stage for Joe Biden’s success in the state in 2020…


Antjuan talks lessons learned from his mentor, Congressman Jim Clyburn…


The story behind the Clyburn 2020 Biden endorsement…


The direct correlation between yoga and Jim Clyburn…


Antjuan breaks down the strengths of DNC Chair Jamie Harrison…


How Antjuan started his firm, Blueprint Strategies…


The Antjuan Seawright 101 on how campaigns should engage with Black voters..


Antjuan on the GOP’s evolving tactics regarding Black voters…


Lessons he’s learned about being an effective communicator as a CBS Political Commentator…


Antjuan talks the impact of his weekly radio partner, Rev. Al Sharpton…


Antjuan remembers advice from the late Congressman John Lewis…


Antjuan’s early thoughts heading into the 2024 election cycle…


AND alley oops, Heyward Bannister, John Fetterman, Friday snacks, Kamala Harris, Jamie Harrison, high-touch campaigns, Darrell Jackson, Hakeem Jeffries, Doug Jones, Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles, John Lewis, Barack Obama, Omega men, political deployment papers, Cedric Richmond, the school of hard knocks, Josh Shapiro, South Carolina State University, Sunrise Communication, survival votes, TV lawyers, TWAs, tectonic plates, Bennie Thompson, Herschel Walker, Raphael Warnock & more!