Episode #310: The Risk of Switching Parties

Add the latest in the Middle East to the tensions over impeachment that senators are going to be dealing within 2020.  Jessica Taylor of NPR and the Cook Political Report talks about those lawmakers who are up for re-election this year and who may have to cast some difficult votes.

And in the aftermath of the recent party-switch of Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-N.J.), we speak to two former congressmen who switched parties … and failed to survive the next primary.  Greg Laughlin, a Texas Democrat-turned-Republican, and Michael Forbes, a New York Republican-turned-Democrat, recount their decisions that essentially ended their political careers.

Music used in this podcast:

Both Sides Now by Judy Collins

On with the Show by The Rolling Stones

Can I Change My Mind by Tyrone Davis

Taste of India by Aerosmith

Change by Tears For Fears

 

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