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Ari Mittleman​

Ari Mittleman​

Ari Mittleman is a native of the Lehigh Valley with investment property in Philadelphia. He now lives and works in the Washington, DC area.

For eight years, Ari worked with Senator Bob Casey. Domestically and abroad, Ari traveled upward of 100,000 miles with and on behalf of the Senator.

He has been to each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties (often more than once), but his native Lehigh County will forever remain his favorite.

About Our Show

In November 2020 and again in 2022, all political roads led through Pennsylvania.

This podcast looks at the political dynamics in each distinct region of the Commonwealth.

Guests include federal and state elected officials, their senior policy and political advisers, candidates, journalists, activists and others deep in the trenches of Pennsylvania politics.

Through 25 to 45 minute conversations, our guests have candid kitchen table discussions.

Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and gain perspective you won’t find anywhere else.

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Join listeners from around the country as we discuss the literal Keystone State. We’ll do a deep analysis of what worked in November, what shifting demographics mean for 2022 and the stories of the everyday citizen activists and elected leaders across Pennsylvania.

Whether you’re retired in Scranton or a first time voter from Erie or thousands of miles away and just curious about Pennsylvania politics, we welcome every listener to our kitchen table.