Why Isn't The Democratic Party Backing This Popular Progressive?

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Published on 16 May 2018, 5:15

Brent Welder is a staunch progressive that is running in one of the reddest states in the union. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. To get even more TYT in your life, go to TYT.com/app and download our free app!

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"Who would’ve thought that in 2018, in the age of Donald Trump and high-level social media strategies and sophisticated 30-second TV ads, that there still would be room for bare knuckles rapping on doors?

“Hi, I’m Brent Welder, and we’re running against Kevin Yoder.”

This, in a sprawling congressional district.

But there was Welder on Saturday in the Turner neighborhood of Kansas City, Kan., pounding the pavement as he went door-to-door more than three months from primary election day. In the rain. On this gray morning, only two potential voters of the first five houses Welder visited opened their doors."

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola

Cast: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola


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