Ground Game

A conversation with AP reporters in the field about the top issues coming up in American politics ahead of this year's midterm elections. Hosted by Magan Crane.

LATEST EPISODE

Can Abrams make history in Georgia as country's first African-American woman governor?

Georgia's Stacey Abrams faces an uphill battle to become the first black woman elected governor in the United States. But her star power has drawn national attention and motivated some of her party's most loyal voters: fellow black women.
00:30:50 7/18/2018

Past Episodes

Candidates with complicated relationships with President Donald Trump face uphill battles in places where the president is popular, like reliably Republican North Dakota. The president's chance to nominate another Supreme Court justice just adds pressure from both sides.
00:28:17 7/11/2018
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement put the national spotlight onto abortion and state restrictions that could be upheld by a more conservative court. We look at one such law in Iowa and the possible impact of the court vacancy on the midterm elections.
00:23:46 7/4/2018
In Texas, can outrage over the Trump administration's policy that led to children being separated from their parents at the border let Democrats flip a coveted Senate seat from Republican control? Rep. Beto O'Rourke is grabbing headlines on the issue, but on the ground, the state's deeply conservative politics seem to favor incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz.
00:32:30 6/28/2018
Mitt Romney faces a primary June 26 in his bid to replace Orrin Hatch as Utah's next U.S. senator. AP reporters Steve Peoples and Lindsay Whitehurst discuss his evolution from fierce critic of candidate Trump to a supporter of the president. How does his change of tune play in Utah?
00:39:15 6/21/2018
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00:01:20 6/14/2018

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