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Episode 26 - Pull up a chair: TNDP Chair Mary Mancini talks lessons learned and plans for 2020

Episode 26 - Pull up a chair: TNDP Chair Mary Mancini talks lessons learned and plans for 2020

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Guest:

Mary Mancini, chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party

I sat down with Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini following her January 12th re-election to a third two-year term. See the below list of topics with minute markers. Episode 28 features challenger Holly McCall.

Topics by minute: 
1:15 - Critiques of her tenure at the TNDP
4:33 - Path back to relevance in a deeply red state
8:33 - What's a fair standard for judging the TNDP - process vs. results?
11:05 - Has your work set the stage for wins in 2020 and beyond?
12:52 - Candidate support. Did you stretch resources too thin in 2018?
20:22 - Identifying target races
26:05 - How detrimental was the Kavanaugh situation for Bredesen?
28:10 - What happened to cause you to lose support of some activists?
34:28 - Key lessons learned from this cycle
37:02 - Only 41% of the TNDP Executive Committee donated?
39:05 - Goals for 2020

Episode 27 - Civility in the Age of Trump: a chat with David Plazas

Episode 27 - Civility in the Age of Trump: a chat with David Plazas

Episode 25 - Prof. Larry Bartels - What Political Science Can Teach Us About Politics Today

Episode 25 - Prof. Larry Bartels - What Political Science Can Teach Us About Politics Today