Summer Primary Calendar Serves Up Lessons for November (Podcast)

Bloomberg Government’s Kyle Trygstad and Greg Giroux discuss themes from the first 20 states to hold primaries and what they mean for the general election on the latest episode of Downballot Counts.

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They touched on the top issue for voters in the midterms — inflation — and those that could motivate lower-propensity voters in the Democratic base to turn out, including gun safety and abortion rights. They also talked about the member vs. member races, former President Donald Trump’s endorsement record, and potential scenarios for the results in November.

Producer: David Schultz

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Former President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Greensburg, Pa., on May 6 to help Senate candidate Mehmet Oz (R) ahead of the primary.

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