It’s been another busy week on the campaign trail. And, on Tuesday night, there will be another Democratic debate, this time in Westerville, Ohio. There will be 12 candidates on stage. The debate is being jointly presented by CNN and the New York Times and will be simulcast on NPR.
In this segment of Insight, we’ll first talk with Alex Roarty, McClatchy’s National Political Writer, based in Washington DC. Roarty has written about the Democratic party since 2017, when he joined McClatchy. Until December 2018, for two years, he co-hosted the McClatchy podcast “Beyond the Bubble.” Roarty has been covering campaigns in DC since 2010, starting at National Journal, where he covered House and Senate races, as well as the 2012 GOP presidential primary and the 2012 presidential campaign. Roarty also covered politics and state government in Pennsylvania during Gov. Ed Rendell’s second term.
Then, Republican strategist Mike Madrid joins us. He’s a communications expert and nationally recognized expert on Latino voting trends. He has pioneered work in Latino communications and outreach strategies in California, Texas, Florida and around the country. He served as press secretary for California’s Assembly Republican leader and as political director for California’s Republican Party.
Madrid is editor and publisher of California City News.