Navigating Purple State Politics With Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe

Another Cabinet official, no longer in the president’s good graces, gets kicked to the curb. Another hurricane, fueled by a warming planet’s waters, devastates another island nation. Another debate stage, smaller in size, welcomes a cast of presidential hopefuls. In the first full episode of “The Tent,” hosts Daniella Gibbs Léger and Ed Chung explore the big storylines of the week that are filling Twitter timelines and cable news chyrons. They also check in with former Virginia Gov.Terry McAuliffe (D) for an extensive interview about his new book, Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism. McAuliffe, who was chairman of the Democratic National Committee in the early 2000s, shares some insight about his time as governor, digging into the politics of pushing for progress in a purple, Southern state. Hopefully there are lessons to take away from Virginia’s 2019 elections as folks look ahead to 2020.

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Daniella Gibbs Léger is the executive vice president for Communications and Strategy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Ed Chung is the vice president for Criminal Justice Reform at the Action Fund. Chris Ford is the broadcast coordinator for Communications at the Action Fund. Dwayne Greene is the director of Broadcast Communications at the Action Fund. Adam Peck is the senior media coordinator at the Action Fund.