Ledbetter and Rutherford Interviews – Podcast November 12, 2018

Blue Wave Turns Arizona Purple. On Veterans Day, Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino welcome James Ledbetter and Cathy Rutherford to discuss the results of the midterm elections. Ledbetter begins by saying, “Nationally, it was a blue wave, not a tsunami. But definitely a blue wave. Time to drain the swamp created by this administration.” However, he did say that there will be one downside to this election, “This will elevate Trump’s chances in 2020 because he now has a foil. It has enhanced his opportunities to be re-elected President of the United States.”

As one of the most effective organizers in northern Arizona, Rutherford credited the many volunteers who canvassed door-to-door throughout the area. Noting that the campaign for 2020 will be difficult, she said, “We have to take a breath then get back to work. Trump doesn’t have a moral compass and his people follow him.”

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