DemCast Exclusive Interview North Carolina is shifting. Donald Trump won the state's 15 electoral votes by 3.6 percent during the 2016 Presidential election. “With a statistical tie, these results indicate what should be no surprise — North Carolina will be a key battleground state in 2020,” said Civitas Institute President Donald Bryson. “There are very … Continue reading James Dawkins is a Candidate for the People (North Carolina HD-17)
Ken is young, charismatic, charming, and pragmatic. He’s got a historically winning combination for Democratic candidates facing off against Republican incumbents. He’s readying his ground game and gearing up to fight 200 days before the primary election and over a year before the general election. He’s shaking hands, making public appearances, releasing policy proposals, and garnering endorsements from political heavyweights such as CNN Legal Analyst Renato Mariotti. This is something that Democrats should remember going into 2020 and beyond.
We find ourselves in the summer months prior to an off-year election…which is to say that this isn’t a time of great electoral excitement. Yes, we have Special Congressional Elections in North Carolina’s 3rd and 9th Districts in September. Yes, we have Gubernatorial elections in Kentucky, Mississippi and Louisiana in November. Yes, we have state … Continue reading What YOU Can Do NOW to Save America
The California Democratic Party convention hosted 14 presidential candidates, providing a pre-debate glimpse of the evolving nomination battle. If there were such a thing as a candy shop for Democratic activists, it would look a lot like the California Democratic Party state convention, where 14 of the party’s 23 declared presidential candidates arrived to peddle … Continue reading California Dems Check Out the Contenders, Find a Lot to Like
Many reasons, one common goal: turn state government blue by challenging Republican incumbents statewide. For Beverly Harrison in Virginia’s House of Delegates District 15, it started with Donald Trump’s 2016 election, intensified at the D.C. Women’s March the following January, and crystallized during the early 2019 fight for state ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. … Continue reading Virginia Democrats Stepping Up to Run in Rural “Red” Districts
Illinois' Marie Newman & grassroots supporters take the fight to incumbent Rep. Dan Lipinski in this Blue-Trending District. Ordinarily, I’m one of those Democrats bothered by primary challengers to sitting Democratic members of the U.S. House and Senate. Most of the time, I’d prefer we spend our time, money and political energy electing additional Democrats … Continue reading Newman Primaries Conservative ‘Democrat’ Lipinski in IL-03
Virginia's Network NoVA is putting together its 3rd annual Women's Summit to ensure that VA women flip the House of Delegates in 2019. The next time someone tries to laugh off the January 21, 2017 Women’s March as just an ineffective, self-indulgent demonstration by pink pussy-hatted women, just share Network NoVA’s story with them. Because … Continue reading With the ERA Hanging in the Balance, Virginia Women Are Taking Charge
I address this not just to the twenty million Democrats running for President, but Bill Weld, who is challenging Trump in the Republican primary. Y’All have a problem. What makes Trump so effective- and dangerous- is that he is first rate at branding. He spews catchphrases and soundbites like “Make America Great Again” and “Build … Continue reading What Makes Trump So Dangerous (And How to Beat Him at His Own Game)
DemWords: Columnist L. Renee' Chubb digs in and assesses the strength of Kamala Harris' candidacy for President of the United States. In light of Kamala releasing her tax returns for the past 15 years, I feel it’s important we take a look at her more seriously as a heavy contender in this packed democratic race … Continue reading 2020 Candidate Spotlight: Kamala Harris
Red state Democrats are crucial to our party. They use margin voting to improve re-election prospects while advancing our agenda.
Download | iTunes | Spotify Kelly talks to Marc Friedenberg, a Penn State professor, lawyer, father, and Democratic nominee for the special election for US Congress in the Pennsylvania 12th District. This election, on May 21. is the first chance for Democrats to flip a Congressional seat in 2019.
We have a wealth of riches today in the Democratic party. In terms of candidates, we are in double digits and still counting. (Biden?) There are some who lament that there are simply too many candidates and our energies will be scattered. Others are looking forward to a lively debate where candidates will be tested … Continue reading “Who Gets My Money?” A Small Donor’s Dilemma
The grassroots wonders if Joe Biden is a candidate for President in 2020. All indications point to it, and yet the tease continues – “Will I, or won’t I?”
Download | iTunes | Spotify Kelly talks to Liuba Grechen Shirley, Founder & CEO of the Vote Mama PAC, the first PAC focused solely on electing moms. They discuss Liuba's run for Congress, the challenges she faced in running as the mother of two young children, and Vote Mama's plans to mentor and support Democratic mothers as they run … Continue reading PODCAST: Vote Mama with Liuba Grechen Shirley (Two Broads Talking Politics, Episode 184)
Friday, we saw our president appear on national television and declare a state of emergency for an artificial border crisis. At the same time, he admitted himself that not only was it unnecessary, but that he knew it was an abuse of his power as he asked the supreme court to support his decision anyway. … Continue reading On National Emergencies and Abuse of Power
Download | iTunes | Spotify Kelly chats with Tina Belge, Democratic nominee for South Carolina Senate District 6, which has a special election on March 26, 2019.
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.