Shadow Politics with Senator Michael Brown and Maria Sanchez
Guests, Micah Spangler and Judy Gowen
REPUBLICANS FOR JOE BIDEN - Former Mitt Romney Presidential Campaign Staffers are Supporting Joe Biden for President - Micah Spangler and Judy Gowen. Former Republican staffers have come out publicly in favor of the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden. How will this affect outcomes across the board for Republicans in November? Maria and I will speak with two alums of Senator Mitt Romney's presidential campaign about why they support former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald J. Trump. What might this all mean for the future of the GOP?
Spangler recently made news with the launch of “Romney Alumni for Biden”—a diverse collection of more than 40 Romney campaign veterans that decided to put country before party and publicly endorse Joe Biden for president.
Their statement, warning that “four more years of a Trump presidency will morally bankrupt this country, irreparably damage our democracy and permanently transform the Republican Party into a toxic personality cult,” has since appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Fox, CBS, Newsweek, Forbes and NPR.
Judy Gowen is a lifelong conservative from Idaho. Gowen started volunteering for the Romney for President campaign in 2011. She was hired on to the Florida campaign team as the Director of Special Projects which included event planning, field work and staffing the 2012 Republican National Convention.
After the 2012 election, Judy continued working for Republicans including time at the Republican National Committee, Idaho Republican Party and Republican candidates' campaigns at the state and federal level in Idaho.
Judy believes that the Republican Party has strayed away from its core principles of limited government and fiscal conservatism, and is fearful that re-electing Donald Trump will irreparably damage the party.
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