PODCAST: The Politics of New Mexico (Two Broads Talking Politics, Episode 133)

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).

PODCAST: Jessica Karjala, Kathleen James, Daryl Boling & Don Allan (Two Broads Talking Politics, Ep. 131)

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)

PODCAST: Jan McDowell, Jeramey Anderson & Paul Theobald (Two Broads Talking Politics, Episode 130)

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).

Dave Brat: Willing to Leave Americans High and Dry in a Hurricane

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.

PODCAST: The Politics of West Virginia (Two Broads Talking Politics, Ep. 122)

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)

PODCAST: Alessandra Biaggi, Caitlin Clarkson Pereira & Christina Sappey (Two Broads Talking Politics, Ep. 118)

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).

How to Make Trump into the Anchor that Sinks Republicans in November

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

Blue Wave Status Report: Two Months Left to Flip It Blue

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

PODCAST: Lorie Burch & Linsey Fagan (Two Broads Talking Politics, Ep. 117)

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.  

Candidate Interview: Shannon Souza, Oregon SD-01: Poverty, Logging & More

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

WATCH: California Democrats Attack the GOP Culture of Corruption

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

How We Start Supporting Workers, Again

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

Democratic Unity – The Only Way to Create a Blue Wave

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

PODCAST: Ohio’s Aftab Pureval & Dr. Vanessa Enoch – Two Broads Talking Politics, Ep. 114

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.

PODCAST: Senate Candidate Jenny Wilson (UT) – Two Broads Talking Politics, Ep. 113

Kelly speaks with Jenny Wilson, Salt Lake County Councilwoman and candidate for US Senate from Utah. They discuss Jenny's deep connection to Utah, the changing politics of the state, how big money has a corrupting influence on federal politics, women in Utah politics, and raising children in this political environment. This podcast can also be … Continue reading PODCAST: Senate Candidate Jenny Wilson (UT) – Two Broads Talking Politics, Ep. 113

WATCH: Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner’s Amazingly Effective Ad

The Oregon Democrat, running a phenomenal campaign in OR-02 to defeat Greg Walden, is showing Democrats across the country how to connect with rural voters. And mean it.   Oregon's 2nd Congressional District is huge, covering well over half of the square mileage of the 9th largest state in the union. Most people think of … Continue reading WATCH: Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner’s Amazingly Effective Ad

PODCAST: Teachers Running for Office – Two Broads Talking Politics, Ep. 108

Sophy and Kelly speak with three teachers running for their state legislatures. First Sophy talks to Christine Porter Marsh, who is running for State Senate in Arizona LD 28 (00:30-19:41); then Kelly chats with Carri Hicks, who is running for State House in Oklahoma House District 40 (20:17-41:49); finally Sophy speaks with Craig Hoxie, who … Continue reading PODCAST: Teachers Running for Office – Two Broads Talking Politics, Ep. 108

Want Better Government? Survey Says: Vote for Women.

Studies, real-life experience show that more women in power equals better leadership, better policy, better outcomes. The numbers are nigh unto astonishing. Women, reported FiveThirtyEight.com on Aug. 10, are competing in 69 percent of open Democratic Congressional primaries this year (races in which there’s no incumbent Democrat). As of that date, women had won 65 … Continue reading Want Better Government? Survey Says: Vote for Women.

PODCAST: The Politics of Louisiana – Two Broads Talking Politics, Ep. 106

Sophy and Kelly talk the politics of Louisiana with Lamar White, Jr., founder and publisher of The Bayou Brief. Then they chat with Justin DeWitt, Democratic candidate for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District (23:04), and Mimi Methvin, Democratic candidate for Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District (41:51).

WATCH: Alexandra Chandler, the First Transgender US Congressperson?

A brand new & compelling campaign video highlights this fascinating candidate for Congress in Massachusetts' 3rd Congressional District. Alexandra Chandler is an exceptionally qualified candidate for Congress in MA-03. On 9/11, her wife Catherine was deep below Manhattan on the subway when the towers fell. She spent hours in suspense, not knowing if Catherine had … Continue reading WATCH: Alexandra Chandler, the First Transgender US Congressperson?

Dear Voters of All Affiliations: Thank You For Participating in Democracy

I am about to say something that will make my campaign manager need an aspirin, but: You should always vote for the candidate who YOU believe is the best choice for the office. Always. Even if it is an alternative-party candidate with little chance of winning the election. Because.... Firstly, I am an idealist who … Continue reading Dear Voters of All Affiliations: Thank You For Participating in Democracy

PODCAST: Brianna Westbrook & Alexandra Chandler, on Two Broads Talking Politics Ep. 104

Kelly speaks with two Democratic women running for office: Brianna Westbrook, who is running for the State Senate in Arizona LD22; and Alexandra Chandler, who is running for US Congress in Massachusetts District 3. They discuss their backgrounds and reasons for running for office, along with the state of the races and the issues they … Continue reading PODCAST: Brianna Westbrook & Alexandra Chandler, on Two Broads Talking Politics Ep. 104

PODCAST: The Politics of Minnesota – Two Broads Talking Politics, Ep. 103

Kelly and Sophy talk the politics of Minnesota with Laurie Wolfe, co-leader of Indivisible MN03, including the many interesting elections to watch in the upcoming primary. Then they chat with with Kirsten Kennedy, candidate for Congress from Minnesota's 8th Congressional District (30:15-57:40), and Ian Todd, candidate for Congress from Minnesota's 6th Congressional District (58:32-1:15:06).  

PODCAST: Ken Harbaugh & Janet Garrett – Two Broads Talking Politics Ep. 101

Kelly spoke with two Democratic nominees for US Congress in Ohio, both facing long-time Republican incumbents: Ken Harbaugh in the Ohio 7th District running against Bob Gibbs (00:28-12:58) and Janet Garrett in the Ohio 4th District running against Jim Jordan (13:49-29:22). Both Ken and Janet are November Democrats.

Dysfunctional Congress

Lisa Brown, Democratic Candidate for WA-05, on how she'll take on the pay-to-play system when she replaces Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Congress. I hear from people in every part of eastern Washington that they’re frustrated with a dysfunctional Congress and don’t feel like their representatives are working for them. It’s the same sentiment across the … Continue reading Dysfunctional Congress

WATCH: “My Story” by Sharice Davids

I'm Sharice Davids. I want to fight in Congress for health and well-being of the people of Kansas' 3rd Congressional District. My story: Today, too many people have the odds stacked against them. I know what that’s like. But even when I didn’t have much, I still had opportunity. Because of my mom’s service in … Continue reading WATCH: “My Story” by Sharice Davids

PODCAST: Two Broads Talking Politics, Episode 98: The Women of Wisconsin

Sophy and Kelly talk with three Democratic women running for State Assembly in Wisconsin, all facing Republican incumbent men: Alyson Leahy in the 85th Assembly District (00:31-15:54); Lillian Cheesman in the 15th Assembly District (16:42-37:44); and Erin Tracy in the 40th Assembly District (38:20-39:46).

Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor

Democratic Candidate in MN-08, Kirsten Kennedy, on our moral imperative to welcome asylum seekers and enact open-hearted immigration policies. Last summer, my eldest daughter spent two and a half months working and interpreting in a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. Despite her short stay, her weekly emails and personal accounts opened our … Continue reading Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor

Podcast: Two Broads Talking Politics, Episode 96: The Utah Democrats

Two Broads Talking Politics talks with three Democratic nominees for Congress in Utah, all facing Republican incumbents: Shireen Ghorbani in the Utah 2nd district (00:35-21:30); James Courage Singer in the Utah 2rd district (22:20-45:55); and Lee Castillo in the Utah 1st district (46:26-1:04:07). Episode also available via podcatcher apps like Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify, … Continue reading Podcast: Two Broads Talking Politics, Episode 96: The Utah Democrats

Money is as Money Does: The Catch-22 of Big Money in Politics

Democratic Candidate Kirsten Kennedy (MN-08), on the problem of money in our politics, and what we should do about it. The majority of Americans want big money out of politics, so do I. We’ve wanted it for a very long time. Candidates since 2010 have pledged to end Citizens United, yet it’s still here. So … Continue reading Money is as Money Does: The Catch-22 of Big Money in Politics

PODCAST: Two Broads Talking Politics, Episode 95: Sean Casten

Two Broads Talking Politics talks with Sean Casten, respected scientist, clean energy entrepreneur, author, and Democratic nominee for Congress in the Illinois 6th district, a district Hillary Clinton won by 7 points in 2016. They talk climate change, government regulation, immigration reform, and the unpopularity of the Republican incumbent. Episode also available via podcatcher apps … Continue reading PODCAST: Two Broads Talking Politics, Episode 95: Sean Casten