50 States of Bluecast Episode 13: TX-23 candidate Gina Ortiz Jones; PA-18 aftermath

Hosts Howard Megdal and Emily Crockett are joined by Gina Ortiz Jones, a barrier-breaking candidate in TX-23 working to take on Republican incumbent Will Hurd. But as Jones explains, it isn't about being the first out LGBTQ member of Congress from Texas, or the first Filipino-American, but making sure she isn't the last. Great conversation on the House Intelligence Committee failures, ways to improve healthcare outcomes and reproductive rights in Texas, and much more.

Also, 50 States of Blue Pennsylvania correspondent Stephen Silver joins the pod to talk Conor Lamb’s victory, exactly how conservative he really is (SPOILER ALERT: not very, contra Paul Ryan’s pretending otherwise) and what the takeaways are from Lamb’s win over Rick Saccone in PA-18. Also: it turns out new Donald Trump advisor Larry Kudlow’s a hypocrite! Who knew?

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