Minnesotans head to the polls in November to vote for their members of Congress, State Legislators and the state’s constitutional officers. Democrats are hoping to gain seats in Congress and the State Legislature, while Republicans strategize to maintain their majorities in both bodies. This week, a look at the up-coming 2018 elections.
Guest: Kathryn Pearson, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota
- Part 1 – 12:24
Will elections like Minnesota’s Gubernatorial race focus on local issues, or, will the campaigns be a reaction to Trump politics?
- Part 2 – 14:20
Pearson discusses the record number of women running for the US Congress this election cycle, plus, Minnesota’s eight congressional district races in 2018.