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)
Born in India & raised in working class Ohio, this Arizona doctor & cancer research advocate is vying to be AZ-08's Congresswoman.
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).
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)
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.
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)
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).
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).
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.
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.
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
Kelly talks to Ted Terry, Mayor of Clarkston, Georgia (00:27-30:04), and Maureen Shaw, candidate for Borough Council in Allendale, New Jersey (30:56-50:30). They discuss the challenges and rewards of small town politics and the increased progressive energy they see.
Last year, in the wake of the 2016 election hacking and interference, DEF CON, one of the world’s largest hacking conventions, created The Vote Hacking Village (“Voting Village”). During its inaugural event the Voting Village successfully hacked one voting machine in 90 minutes. In less than one day the hackers discovered and exploited vulnerabilities in … Continue reading DEF CON Hackers Take Aim at Voting Systems, and the Results Are Terrifying
Sophy and Kelly speak with three Democratic nominees for the Ohio House: Cassimir Svigelj, who is running for the 16th District (00:28-19:38); Jeff Richards, who is running for the 66th District (20:17-45:47); and returning guest Brett Pransky, who is running for the 77th District (46:39-56:51).
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).
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
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).
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.
In the 100th episode of Two Broads Talking Politics, Kelly talks with Saskia Young, Director of Swing Left Academy about what the Academy is and how it trains organizers to get out and do the groundwork of campaigning, and about the importance of canvassing. Then Sophy interviews Kelly about her experience going out canvassing with … Continue reading PODCAST: Two Broads Talking Politics, Episode 100: CANVASSING! with Saskia Young
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).
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
During the 2018 midterm elections, Democrats could easily entangle themselves in the never-ending web of Trump ethical scandals, trying to pin their Republican opponents down through "guilt by association". Every day, the President dishonors the office he holds, prompting public outcry – as well as outraged responses from Democratic lawmakers and Democrats running for office. … Continue reading To Flip Congress, Democratic Candidates Need to Focus on Local Issues
Born in India & raised in working class Ohio, this Arizona ER Doctor is now a leading contender to be AZ-08's Congresswoman. Early voting has started in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District special election to fill Trent Franks’ empty seat. Election Day is fast approaching: next Tuesday, April 24th. As voters in this conservative district cast … Continue reading The Quintessentially American Story of Dr. Hiral Tipirneni
A navy veteran and State's Attorney, Democratic nominee Brendan Kelly can flip this Illinois swing district in 2018. This race is featured as a critical swing district by the DCCC, Swing Left, and Democrats Work for America. Brendan Kelly won his party's nomination in March, and will face Mike Bost this fall. He is a November … Continue reading Help Brendan Kelly Defeat Republican Mike Bost in IL-12!
A swing district nominee, Casten is a respected scientist, engineer, entrepreneur and clean energy leader. This is the latest installment of our "November Democrats" series, which highlights Democrats from critical districts who have already won their primaries, and will face Republicans in November. The Race: Illinois' 6th Congressional District (Ballotpedia Link) is labeled a "competitive … Continue reading Dem Nominee Sean Casten Seeks to Flip IL-06 and Defeat (R) Roskam
With so many women running for Congress, 2018 will bring interesting and unfamiliar tensions.For lots of American women, Election 2018 is starting to make us feel like we’re sugar-deprived kids walking into a gigantic candy story for the first time. Long resigned to choosing from a dreary array of navy blue suckers – or at … Continue reading Voting in the Year of the Woman
Women aren’t breaking records as they run for an unprecedented number of seats. They’re shattering them. A look inside the numbers. 1992 was the original “Year of the Woman” for Congressional races, when a then-record 11 women waged major party races for the U.S. Senate, and six of them won. Another 106 women ran for … Continue reading Women on the Run: Behind the Explosion in Female Candidates
An in-depth look at the highly complex CA-48, CA-49 and CA-45 races, and all of the interacting variables that could sink or boost Democrats in these districts. by Rachel Murphy Azzara and Sudha Mohan Anxiety over California's jungle primaries is mounting - and for good reason. Also known as a non-partisan blanket primary, a jungle … Continue reading Navigating California’s Jungle Primaries
Aren't political parties bad for democracy? Shouldn't smart voters stay away from parties altogether? No and no. Lots of smart people have pointed out the problems that political parties can create. James Madison, for example, worried that factions would cause officials to decide important questions based on narrow interests rather than the public good. George Washington (whose cabinet … Continue reading Why We Need Political Parties
by Rachel Murphy Azzara and Sudha Mohan To win, you need to play chess, not checkers. Most would accept this as a political truth. "Winning", in our political game, is having the ability to affect policy. To change things. This isn't an abstract concept: the legislative process is clearly defined. And the legislative power to … Continue reading Nominating a Primary Candidate to Beat the GOP