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Former Air Force Officer Gina Ortiz Jones is running for Congress in Texas

Gina Ortiz Jones is running for Congress in Texas’ 23rd District. Gina is a first generation American and the daughter of a single mom. She served as an Air Force Officer in Iraq, and went on to work in national security in many levels of the government during the Obama administration and the transition to the Trump administration. Gina talks about serving in the military, why she’s running, and some of the challenges she has faced so far in her campaign. Gina is also an Arena Fellow....

Duration: 00:20:26

Stacey Abrams is running to be America's first black woman governor

Stacey Abrams has taken a big step into the arena as a candidate for Governor of Georgia. She’s currently serves in Georgia’s General Assembly as the Minority Leader and Representative from the 89th District. If elected, she will become the first black female governor in the US. Stacey has an amazing story. She was President of her class at Spelman and graduated from Yale Law School as a Truman Scholar. She’s also the daughter of two ministers. We talk about a wide range of topics -...

Duration: 00:34:16

Former Obama and Clinton Pollster John Anzalone on the AL Senate race and a life in politics

John Anzalone has over 25 years of polling experience. He has polled for the Obama campaigns in 2008 and 2012, the Hilary Clinton campaign in 2016, plus dozens of US Senators, Governors, and members of Congress. Most recently, he polled for North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and the fight against the state’s anti-LGBT laws. In the last two decades, he has helped beat more incumbent Republicans and win back more Republican seats than any other pollster in the nation. Our conversation...

Duration: 00:29:58

Michael Tubbs is the Mayor of Stockton, CA - and is one of the youngest in America

Michael Tubbs is the Mayor of Stockton, California. He’s also one of the youngest in America. Michael talks about his rise through adversity in Stockton, his first campaign to unseat an incumbent City Council Member, and then his next campaign to unseat another incumbent to become one of the youngest Mayors in America. Michael is active on Twitter. Follow him to learn more. SUBSCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS

Duration: 00:27:17

US Senator Brian Schatz from Hawaii on running for office when you’re young and Medicaid for all

Brian Schatz is a US Senator from Hawaii. He’s one of the youngest people in the Senate, and has been one of the most vocal opponents of President Trump’s policies. Brian talks about his decision to run for office when he was only 25 years old, how his father called attention to the notorious and racist Tuskegee syphilis experiments, his new bill to allow consumers to choose to buy-in to Medicaid, and the latest Republican effort to repeal Obamacare. SUBSCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS

Duration: 00:23:43