As the government shutdown drags on, more evidence emerges that President Trump’s inner circle indeed collaborated with Russians, and attacks on our institutions and media have become commonplace - it’s no question democracy is being tested. The midterm elections offered a sigh of relief for many Americans, and a glimmer of hope that Congress will … Continue reading Beware the Pendulum Swinging Too Far Left: It’s What Our Adversaries Want
We have witnessed the dawn of a new era for California elections - one that caused “shocks for California Republicans … watching Democrats flip a whopping seven House districts” in 2018. The most astounding win occurred in California's Congressional District 21 (CA-21) where “weeks after Election Day, absentee and provisional ballots boosted Democrat TJ Cox … Continue reading Pro-Voter Policies Boosted Big Blue Wins in California’s Midterms
Updating constituents about the shutdown, the new House Rep in CA-25 moves quickly to connect and communicate. While most freshman House members stayed in Washington, D.C. for additional orientation and education sessions last weekend, CA-25’s newly-inaugurated Rep. Katie Hill caught a red-eye flight back to her Southern California district to brief constituents on the status … Continue reading On Her 4th Day in Office, Katie Hill Flies Home, Hosts a Town Hall
Katie Hill's open communication as Congressmember-elect has CA-25 constituents excited about her first term as their Representative.
Background on the five Dem Committee Chairs who are going to be all up in Trump's business.
It seems prudent to put our current political trajectory into a broader historical context, but how can we do this considering that we are in the midst of such an unusual political atmosphere? Indeed, the 2016 election cycle has demonstrated that we need to revisit our conventional mores and standards for Presidential elections. In anticipating … Continue reading 2020: Using Reagan’s Tactics to Rally the Democratic Base
Bernie Sanders is going to run. Unfortunately, he has pissed off the largest Democratic demographic...35+ Black Women, and we aren't having it!
Download | iTunes | Spotify In the first segment Kelly speaks with former state legislative candidate Brett Pransky and with Sara Ridley from Action Together Lakewood about why the Blue Wave skipped Ohio in 2018 (or whether it really did) and what that means for 2020 (00:30-32:00). In the second segment Kelly chats with digital campaign strategist David Yankovich … Continue reading PODCAST: Lessons for 2020 (Two Broads Talking Politics, Episode 158)
A good Speaker can make all the difference in the US House. Here are some critical variables that factor in to making the right pick.
Comments and actions by Hyde-Smith betray her faulty character and deeply racist attitudes. Mississippi should elect Mike Espy to the Senate on Tuesday.
It started slowly, but one week out it's clear: the GOP was swamped in the midterms by a multi-hued Democratic wave.
The magic mix of efficiency, honesty, elder experience & Millennial/Gen Z fervor delivered an inclusive victory in CA-25.
Born in India & raised in working class Ohio, this Arizona doctor & cancer research advocate is vying to be AZ-08's Congresswoman.
Analysts see the Latino vote as the greatest chance as well as the greatest challenge of Beto’s campaign. In spite of the record turnout in Texas, the Latino vote remains uncertain.
Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom hold a rally for Katie Hill & Christy Smith ... and the Democrats in the audience put GOP crowds to shame.
Electing Republican Knute Buehler would be a huge mistake. Kate Brown is the Governor that Oregon needs. Here's why.
I’ve been knocking on doors since March, meeting everyone I can to hear about the issues they are facing. My goal is to listen and learn how we can create solutions together to improve life in Idaho. I want to be sure I’m concentrating on the most important things so I can work across the … Continue reading Parties Divide. Issues Unite.
What does it take for Dave Brat (VA-07) to care about the members of our military and their families?
An Opinion on How to Save American Democracy In 4 Days #BallotsNOTBullets Let me start off by saying, that I'm not discrediting any other race here, I'm only stating what I know from personal experience, as a black woman in America. I'm 42 years old, I am educated with a degree from Franklin University in … Continue reading Think Like A Black Woman…Too
Download | iTunes | Spotify Kelly talks with Nick Knudsen, Editor-in-Chief of DemWritePress, about #WaveCast, the grassroots Twitter-based broadcast of the Blue Wave.
As your Representative in Washington's 5th Congressional District, I will defend the Constitution and ensure that corruption is met with accountability.
Constituents in NY-19 must turn their backs on the hateful, race-baiting campaign of Republican John Faso. Luckily there is a stellar Democrat to vote for.
Daryl Boling, Democrat for PA District 152, describes how he wants to set a new standard for accessibility as a state representative.
Download | iTunes | Spotify Kelly speaks with three women running for US Congress: Mary Gay Scanlon in Pennsylvania 05 (00:28-16:25); Dr. Kyle Horton in North Carolina 07 (16:33-33:04); and Mallory Hagan in Alabama 03 (33:11-53:41).
The patriarchy is targeting Oregon's progressive female Governor. Republican Knute Buehler would take Oregon backwards. She must win.
Contributor J.L. Whitehead ponders a scenario where Democrats lose this November.
The Democrat running in purple CA-25 House district deftly threads political needle between reform advocates, gun owners.
Amy McGrath (KY), Mikie Sherrill (NJ), Abigail Spanberger and Elaine Luria (VA), MJ Hegar and Gina Ortiz Jones (TX), Chrissy Houlahan (PA) and Elissa Slotkin (MI) are all within striking distance of flipping their districts blue.
I'm Phillip Price. I am running to give Western North Carolina a voice in Congress instead of a rubber stamp for the agenda of the rich and powerful.
Download | iTunes | Spotify Sophy and Kelly talk the Politics of New Mexico with Marg Elliston, the Chair of the New Mexico Democratic Party (00:56-10:14) and with candidates Deb Haaland, who is running for US Congress in the 1st District (10:31-24:10), and Melanie Stansbury, who is running for the NM House in District 28 (24:28-50:25).
Download | iTunes | Spotify Kelly and Sophy speak with 4 Democratic nominees for state legislative seats: Jessica Karjala, the current representative in Montana House District 48, who is running for re-election (00:38-20:42); Kathleen James, running in Vermont House District Bennington-4 (21:00-36:01); Daryl Boling, running in Pennsylvania House District 152 (36:18-51:55); and Don Allan, running in Delaware House District … Continue reading PODCAST: Jessica Karjala, Kathleen James, Daryl Boling & Don Allan (Two Broads Talking Politics, Ep. 131)
Anita Hill. Murphy Brown. The "Year of the Woman". Is it 1992? It feels like it. But there are some important differences.
Download | iTunes | Spotify Kelly and Sophy speak with three Democratic nominees for US Congress in districts that aren't getting as much attention as they should be: Jan McDowell in Texas-24 (00:29-21:19); Jeramey Anderson in Mississippi-4 (21:50-37:02); and Paul Theobald in Nebraska-3 (37:38-57:09).
Download | iTunes | Spotify Sophy and Kelly speak with Chintan Desai, who is running for Congress in the Arkansas 1st District, and with Sarah Scanlon, longtime political consultant/advisor/activist-turned-candidate, who is running for the School Board in North Little Rock.
I'm Phillip Price, and I'm running to repeal and replace Mark Meadows in NC-11. Please help spread my message!
Dave Brat (#VA07) is up for re-election, facing Abigail Spanberger. His voting record in disaster relief puts his constituents and others at risk and reveals his indebtedness to special interests.
Download | iTunes | Spotify In the first segment Kelly discusses the Politics of West Virginia with Jennifer Bryant from Wood County Indivisible Indivisible. Then Sophy and Kelly chat with two Democratic candidates in West Virginia: Kendra Fershee, who is running for Congress from the 1st District (16:08-40:50); and Sammi Brown, who is running for the WV House of … Continue reading PODCAST: The Politics of West Virginia (Two Broads Talking Politics, Ep. 122)
A breakdown of the top 5 digital ads of the week from Democratic candidates for the US House.
From coast to coast, Republicans are refusing to debate their Democratic opponents. A race-by-race rundown of the most egregious cases of debate-dodging.
Sophy and Kelly speak with three women running for their state legislatures: Alessandra Biaggi, who is running for New York State Senate in District 34 (00:35-25:20); Caitlin Clarkson Pereira, who is running for Connecticut State House District 132 (26:30-51:18); and Christina Sappey, who is running for Pennsylvania State House District District 158 (52:09-1:09:00).
Trump may not be on the ballot in 2018 but he can still drag down his party's chances at the midterm elections. The Navigator has tested several messages and learned that while several work to enthuse Democrats, many have the side effect of not being effective with Independents. If we're going to have a blue wave, … Continue reading How to Make Trump into the Anchor that Sinks Republicans in November
The road to taking back the House goes through California. Sophy and Kelly speak with three Democratic nominees for Congress in California: Andrew Janz in CA-22 (00:29-16:13); Jessica Morse in CA-04 (16:54-35:24); and Julia Peacock in CA-42 (36:33-1:02:39).
Exactly two months from today - on November 6th, 2018 - Americans will cast their ballots and decide whether we're still serious about maintaining a democracy that adheres to the rule of law. In this article, we present a comprehensive list of US Congressional candidates from the most competitive races. Be sure to click over … Continue reading Blue Wave Status Report: Two Months Left to Flip It Blue
Kelly speaks with two Democratic nominees for Congress from Texas: Lorie Burch in TX-03 and Linsey Fagan in TX-26. They talk grassroots campaigning with small-dollar donations, running in traditionally Republican districts, transparency and accountability, Elvis, and the less glamorous side of campaigning.
Southwest Oregon is Trump Country. As the Democratic nominee for the Oregon State Senate, District 1, Shannon Souza hopes to buck the trend and join the “Blue Wave.” In one of the most conservative areas of Oregon, Souza will face incumbent Republican Dallas Heard in the general election on Nov. 6. While we have been … Continue reading Candidate Interview: Shannon Souza, Oregon SD-01: Poverty, Logging & More
Recent spots from CA candidates Andrew Janz, Ammar Campa-Najjar, Harley Rouda & Mike Levin show Democrats' willingness - and even eagerness - to call out corruption. Conspiracies. Cover-ups. Campaign finance fraud. Ponzi schemes. This election year may turn on Democrats' ability to expose GOP corruption and cast themselves as the sane and principled party that … Continue reading WATCH: California Democrats Attack the GOP Culture of Corruption
In this Labor Day Op-Ed, CA-39 Democratic nominee Gil Cisneros lays out his priorities intended to lift up the American worker. “It is one of the characteristics of a free and democratic modern nation that it have free and independent labor unions. . . When union workers assemble with freedom and independence in a convention like this, … Continue reading How We Start Supporting Workers, Again
Associate Editor Keith Pochick walks us convincingly through the critical importance of Democratic unity in 2018. A must-read Op-Ed. “A prison administrator dealing with captured American enlisted men for the first time should be warned: Expect no brotherly love, even between brothers. There will be no cohesion between the individuals. Each will be a sulky … Continue reading Democratic Unity – The Only Way to Create a Blue Wave
What can YOU do to impact the Special Counsel Investigation? Not much. What can YOU do to ensure that an opposition party gets elected to provide a check on Trump? Everything. Use your time wisely. Over the next 70 days, there will undoubtedly be a firestorm of news. Indictments. Denials. Disinformation. Indignation. Firings. Litigation. Subpoenas. … Continue reading Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose: It’s Time to Focus on the Midterms
Kelly speaks with two Democratic nominees for Congress in Southwestern Ohio: Aftab Pureval in the 1st Congressional District (00:27-17:22); and Dr. Vanessa Enoch in the 8th Congressional District (18:38-41:14). They discuss the concerns of the districts and the state of the races.