Meeting Arizona voters: A new miniseries from our politics podcast The Gaggle
As our population continues to grow, our state's political landscape continues to change.
Once a reliably red state, Arizona has become increasingly purple. It's now a key battleground state in the 2020 election.
Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Ronald J. Hansen, hosts of "The Gaggle: An Arizona politics podcast," wanted to see how the purple trend is playing out in person.
To find out, they're traveling to each of Arizona's nine congressional districts, where they'll talk to your elected representatives and neighbors about the issues that matter most to them. These episodes will come out every few weeks until the election.
This miniseries starts in Arizona's 7th Congressional District. Located in downtown Phoenix and stretching all the way to Tolleson and Glendale, it's a young, typically blue district. This election cycle, it will be a crucial district for Democrats, who are relying on high voter turnout in the area to offset the gains Republicans will make elsewhere.
The district is home to Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., whom you'll hear from in today's episode. You'll also hear from voters, including potential first-time voters, on what issues are most likely to drive them to the polls.
The best way to listen is to subscribe to The Gaggle on your favorite podcast app, but you can also stream the full episode below.
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