Pro Politics with Zac McCrary

The Legendary Saul Shorr

April 13, 2021 Zac McCrary
Pro Politics with Zac McCrary
The Legendary Saul Shorr
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Pro Politics with Zac McCrary
The Legendary Saul Shorr
Apr 13, 2021
Zac McCrary

They don’t make too many people like Saul Shorr. After hitchhiking across the country,  working in sugar refineries, being in and out of college, Saul fell into working on Mo Udall's 1976 presidential campaign. He soon became an expert in big city politics, started his own media firm, and has helped elect Senators and Governors and Presidents.

Saul has one of the most unique paths, some of the biggest wins, and many of the best stories after decades as one of the most respected admakers and strategists in the business. Trust me...if you like politics, you'll love this episode with Saul.

Podcast Website
Twitter: @ProPoliticsPod
Twitter: @ZacMcCrary
Facebook: The Pro Politics Podcast

IN THIS EPISODE...

Robert Moses, of The Power Broker fame, has a lot to do with how Saul grew up in Queens…

Saul’s memories of the day President Kennedy died…

Saul’s favorite political slogan of all time…

The unusual thing that happened to Saul on his second day working in politics…

Saul works for the iconic American political figure Allard Lowenstein…

A young Saul spends a day with Coretta Scott King…

Saul cuts his teeth in Philly politics during the tumultuous late 70s and early 80s…

Saul helps elect Ben Nelson Governor of Nebraska after starting at less than 1%...

Saul grows his business by finding a niche with Lieutenant Governors in the South…

Saul’s paean to life on the road as a political consultant…

Saul gives his view from a front row seat of tragedy and triumph of Mel Carnahan…

What it was like when Saul joined the historic Obama 2008 team…

David Axelrod’s memorable when Saul put together test-attack ads against then Senator Obama…

Saul’s best practices on negative ads…

Saul makes arguably the most memorable attack ad against Mitt Romney in 2012…

Saul tells the story of how Al Franken’s first TV ad “made him Minnesota” and helped propel him to the US Senate…

Saul helps Tom Wolf break out of a crowded PA Governor’s field…

The one criteria Saul (jokingly) gives on bringing on a new client…

Saul provides an itinerary for your next trip to Philly... 

ALSO… Jim Andrews, John Anderson (the Black one), John Anderson (the white one), Andre the Giant, John Ashcroft, Geno Auriemma, David Axelrod, Bob Bedard, Paul Begala, Lucien Blackwell, Sherrod Brown, Jerry Brown, Mary Beth Cahill, Jean Carnahan, Bob Casey, Dick Cheney, Robert Clark, Howard Coffin, Norm Coleman, Tom Corbett, Dick Durbin, Tom Eagleton, Mike Easley, Dwight Evans, Marc Farinella, Chaka Fattah, Diane Feldman, Alan Franken, Ben Franklin, Bill Gray, Pierre Howard, Jay Howser, Jacob Javits, Andi Johnson, Rabbi Meir Kahane, Robert Kennedy, Ed Koch, John Lindsay, Myra MacPherson, Kevin Mack, Adam Magnus, Josh Mandel, Terry McAuliffe, Rob McCord, Katie McGinty, Val Molin, Jim Margolis, George McGovern, James Michener, Molly Murphy, Ricky Nelson, Pall Mall unfilitereds, Elizabeth Pearson, Bev Perdue, David Perdue, David Price, JB Pritzker, Fran Rafferty, Frank Rizzo, Cokie Roberts, Mary Ann Sandretti, Allyson Schwartz, Joe Shafer, The Shorr Holding Company, Chris Sifford, Paul Tully,  Mo Udall, Stewart Udall, Anthony Weiner, Alan Wheat, Dennis Wicker, Roger Wilson, Harriet Woods, Jim Young, and MORE!

Show Notes

They don’t make too many people like Saul Shorr. After hitchhiking across the country,  working in sugar refineries, being in and out of college, Saul fell into working on Mo Udall's 1976 presidential campaign. He soon became an expert in big city politics, started his own media firm, and has helped elect Senators and Governors and Presidents.

Saul has one of the most unique paths, some of the biggest wins, and many of the best stories after decades as one of the most respected admakers and strategists in the business. Trust me...if you like politics, you'll love this episode with Saul.

Podcast Website
Twitter: @ProPoliticsPod
Twitter: @ZacMcCrary
Facebook: The Pro Politics Podcast

IN THIS EPISODE...

Robert Moses, of The Power Broker fame, has a lot to do with how Saul grew up in Queens…

Saul’s memories of the day President Kennedy died…

Saul’s favorite political slogan of all time…

The unusual thing that happened to Saul on his second day working in politics…

Saul works for the iconic American political figure Allard Lowenstein…

A young Saul spends a day with Coretta Scott King…

Saul cuts his teeth in Philly politics during the tumultuous late 70s and early 80s…

Saul helps elect Ben Nelson Governor of Nebraska after starting at less than 1%...

Saul grows his business by finding a niche with Lieutenant Governors in the South…

Saul’s paean to life on the road as a political consultant…

Saul gives his view from a front row seat of tragedy and triumph of Mel Carnahan…

What it was like when Saul joined the historic Obama 2008 team…

David Axelrod’s memorable when Saul put together test-attack ads against then Senator Obama…

Saul’s best practices on negative ads…

Saul makes arguably the most memorable attack ad against Mitt Romney in 2012…

Saul tells the story of how Al Franken’s first TV ad “made him Minnesota” and helped propel him to the US Senate…

Saul helps Tom Wolf break out of a crowded PA Governor’s field…

The one criteria Saul (jokingly) gives on bringing on a new client…

Saul provides an itinerary for your next trip to Philly... 

ALSO… Jim Andrews, John Anderson (the Black one), John Anderson (the white one), Andre the Giant, John Ashcroft, Geno Auriemma, David Axelrod, Bob Bedard, Paul Begala, Lucien Blackwell, Sherrod Brown, Jerry Brown, Mary Beth Cahill, Jean Carnahan, Bob Casey, Dick Cheney, Robert Clark, Howard Coffin, Norm Coleman, Tom Corbett, Dick Durbin, Tom Eagleton, Mike Easley, Dwight Evans, Marc Farinella, Chaka Fattah, Diane Feldman, Alan Franken, Ben Franklin, Bill Gray, Pierre Howard, Jay Howser, Jacob Javits, Andi Johnson, Rabbi Meir Kahane, Robert Kennedy, Ed Koch, John Lindsay, Myra MacPherson, Kevin Mack, Adam Magnus, Josh Mandel, Terry McAuliffe, Rob McCord, Katie McGinty, Val Molin, Jim Margolis, George McGovern, James Michener, Molly Murphy, Ricky Nelson, Pall Mall unfilitereds, Elizabeth Pearson, Bev Perdue, David Perdue, David Price, JB Pritzker, Fran Rafferty, Frank Rizzo, Cokie Roberts, Mary Ann Sandretti, Allyson Schwartz, Joe Shafer, The Shorr Holding Company, Chris Sifford, Paul Tully,  Mo Udall, Stewart Udall, Anthony Weiner, Alan Wheat, Dennis Wicker, Roger Wilson, Harriet Woods, Jim Young, and MORE!