Buckley Report: Woodhouse Divided

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You think your family gatherings get out of hand? You should see what goes on in the Woodhouse family get-togethers.

And you’re about to, in this edition of the Buckley Report.

Brad and his younger brother, Dallas, grew up in Raleigh in a family that was steeped in politics and current events. Their father was a bit of an amalgam – working for both Democrat Terry Sanford and Republican Jesse Helms – but one thing on which he was consistent was making sure his boys paid attention to the news and what was going on politically.

The two boys grew up to be very accomplished political operatives, but on different sides of the political fence: Dallas runs his own conservative political action group in Raleigh and Brad is a national spokesman for the Democratic Party. That can lead to some real fireworks at family gatherings.