Candidate Confessional - Defeated Politicians Tell All

A News and Politics podcast featuring Sam Stein and Jason Cherkis
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Everyone loses. But some losses sting worse than others. This is a podcast about tough defeats. Hosts Sam Stein and Jason Cherkis talk to candidates who came up short in their bid for president, governor, senator and other elected office; those defined by YouTube moments and others who fell by painfully close margins.

Looking back, these candidates give the listener an unvarnished, often-emotional picture of what life is really like on the campaign trail.

Recent Episodes

Virginia Democrat Tom Perriello lost his congressional seat in the Tea Party wave of 2010. In 2017, he jumped back in the ring with a run for Governor, and his primary race against Ralph Northam was viewed as another skirmish in the broader Democra…
In 2006, John Edwards hired Rielle Hunter to produce a series of videos that would help lay the groundwork for his planned presidential run. That she did, but the two also carried on a affair that resulted in a child -- all of which Edwards tried d…
When Senators Kent Conrad and Dick Durbin cast their votes against the Iraq War Resolution in 2002, they knew it was unlikely they’d be able to stop the invasion. They also knew that their votes might well be the end of their senate careers. Today,…

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Started
Jan 11th, 2016
Latest Episode
Oct 4th, 2017
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
41
Avg. Episode Length
42 minutes

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