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Listener Q&A

Battleground with David Plouffe & Steve Schmidt

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  • 1 day ago
  • 36:23

David and Steve take listener questions and tackle topics like: What would Steve do if he was the United States Attorney General? Is it okay to be scared that Trump is attempting a coup? Will outside groups hurt Democrats' chances in Georgia? And more!  As always, David and Steve puts this political moments' stakes into crystal clear relief, and they even manage to discuss their love of scrapple. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Arizona: The Replacement State

Battleground with David Plouffe & Steve Schmidt

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  • about 2 months ago
  • 42:07

David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt break down Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis and the first presidential debate. Then, they're joined by Representative Raquel Terán, who was elected in 2018 to the Arizona State House to represent the people of Central West Phoenix and Downtown Glendale in Maricopa County. Before winning elective office, Rep. Terán was Political Director for Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, Director of Mi Familia Vota, a nonprofit devoted to building Latino political power, and Campaign Director for I Stand with Planned Parenthood. She joins David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt to discuss Covid-19, the Latino vote, and how the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett could affect the race in the Grand Canyon State. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

SCOTUS Fight & Debate Fright

Battleground with David Plouffe & Steve Schmidt

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  • 2 months ago
  • 40:55

David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt are joined by Nicolle Wallace, NBC News political analyst and host of MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House,” and Stephanie Cutter, Program Executive of the Democratic National Convention and previously the Deputy Campaign Manager for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, to discuss the first 2020 presidential debate and upcoming Supreme Court nomination. The Battleground team analyzes Biden versus Trump in temperament and tactical skill ahead of this week’s debate, peaceful transitions of power and what it would take to stop a Supreme Court confirmation before Election Day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Florida: The Checkmate State

Battleground with David Plouffe & Steve Schmidt

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  • 2 months ago
  • 41:09

David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt are joined by Rick Wilson and Steve Schale, two of the top political strategists in the Sunshine State, and they discuss the ultimate electoral battleground – Florida. The quartet dissects the Trump and Biden strategies in Florida, puzzles over the Trump campaign's shocking ability to squander money and ponders the horrors that await the nation in a post-Trump world where disaffected, MAGA conspiracy theorists refuse to accept the legitimacy of the election. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

The Existential Election

Battleground with David Plouffe & Steve Schmidt

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  • 3 months ago
  • 27:42

In the first episode of Battleground, David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt dissect the upcoming presidential contest – the most important election America has faced since 1864. The two former foes turned friends discuss Biden's chances in Florida and Pennsylvania, Trump's attempts to turn Minnesota and Nevada into battlegrounds, Biden's appeal to blue collar voters and Trump's ability to expand the electorate. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers