This weeks elections gave us a lot of clarity for both parties. Marco Rubio, absentee Senator from Florida, & recent Republican Golden Boy is gone. Meanwhile Sec. Clinton all but locks down the (D) nomination.
But about this pod:
We argue with a couple of listeners at the start, then talk Super Duper Tuesday Results on the Democratic side (10:10). We chat with the fantastic former Southeast Regional Representative for the US Secretary of Labor, Millie Herrera. (19:22) After a couple of good laughs, we analyze the GOP results (44:02) and wrap up with results in OH-Sen and IL-10.
This week in (D)emocratic politics...we recap the election results (2:45) and have a great discussion on what some of the root causes for our party and what it hopes to achieve. We strongly recommend you read this piece as well! Once we're done bickering with each other, we deep dive into Missouri's politics at the state legislative level and its political culture (26:05) before I jib jab about some surprises from the Kentucky state house (30:45). We close by talking about important US Senate races (34:45) including the best email from a Senate race this cycle.
We start by fixing a mistake we made last pod. It’s not the first time Republicans have done something undemocratic and it certainly won’t be the last but it led to a goof up on our end.
Then we talk about our Caucus/Primary experiences, yours, and what it all means! Speaking of voting across the country, our guest this week is the wonderful Beth Clayton from Alabama. She’ll tell us what it’s like to be a Democrat in a deep red state, how the party is working to overcome some major barriers and Donald Drumpf.
For our Campaign Geek Segment of the Week we’ll talk about Will’s favorite part of politics: The dark arts of opposition research. We’ll give you a few pointers and talk about our favorite/most terrifying dirt we’ve uncovered.
We wrap by awarding the GOPutz of the week award. It. Is. Amazingly. Well. Deserved.