Monthly Archives: January 2012

Following the Money: PACs and Their Effects — Podcast January 23, 2012

Following the Money: The Influence of Political Action Committees on Our Politics and Legislation. Democratic Perspective’s co-hosts, Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, look at Political Action Committees (PACs) — what they are, who funds them, and what kinds of distortions … Continue reading

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Money. Money. And More Money.

This week, Democratic Perspective continued our “Follow the Money” series on PACs (Political Action Committees) and Super Pacs. To illustrate the problem, we chose to focus on contributions to Congressman Paul Gosar since he is currently our representative. Under current … Continue reading

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James Ledbetter Interview, Part 2 — Podcast January 16, 2012

Independents, Education and Healthcare: In the second part of Democratic Perspective’s interview with James Ledbetter, we focus on the role of independent voters in Arizona, education funding, and his experience on the Governor’s Health Care Task Force. https://verdevalleyindependentdemocrats.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/DemPerspective-01-16-12.mp3Podcast: Play in … Continue reading

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Independents, Education And Healthcare.

This week, Democratic Perspective continued our conversation with James Ledbetter, Cottonwood attorney and behind-the-scenes Democratic Party leader. We began by asking Mr. Ledbetter about the independent voters in Arizona. “Independents are a huge factor, a growing factor,” he said. “Democrats … Continue reading

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James Ledbetter Interview — Podcast January 9, 2012

The Art of the Possible: Democratic Perspective interviews Verde Valley Attorney, School Board President, and prominent Democratic Party stalwart James Ledbetter on the 2012 campaign cycle. The political fortunes of the Democratic Party in the Verde Valley, Arizona and the … Continue reading

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“Compromise And Bipartisanship Are Not Dirty Words.”

This week, Democratic Perspective spoke with James Ledbetter, founder of the Cottonwood law firm bearing his name. He is President of the Mingus Union School Board and currently serves on the Boards of Northern Arizona Healthcare, the Verde Valley Medical … Continue reading

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Lane Kenworthy Interview, Part 2 — Podcast January 2, 2012

America’s Big Government Future, Continued: Lane Kenworthy expands on his discussion of America’s future with Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino. https://verdevalleyindependentdemocrats.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/DemPerspective-01-02-12.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

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America’s Big Government Future, Cont’d.

To further examine the role of government in America’s future, Democratic Perspective once again spoke with Lane Kenworthy, author and Professor of Sociology and Political Science at the University of Arizona. In his latest appearance on the program, we again … Continue reading

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