Brent Roske, ‘Iowa’s political bartender,’ talks Hawkeye State races

Political Theater, Episode 148

Iowa is playing host to competitive House races, a tight Senate contest and a close presidential election this year.  (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Iowa is playing host to competitive House races, a tight Senate contest and a close presidential election this year. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Jason Dick
Posted October 22, 2020 at 3:33pm

Brent Roske is a political animal, but it wasn’t supposed to be that way.

A veteran Hollywood creative type, his series “Chasing the Hill,” about a fictional congressional campaign, was supposed to get politics out of his system. It just lit the fire though, and he went on to run for Congress himself, move to Iowa, start a political talk show, “Roske on Politics,” and get involved in political strategy.

And now, with several competitive races in the Hawkeye State in 2020, he’s doing what he does best: getting politicians to open up in the public sphere.

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