Nov 1, 2022
BONUS: You Need To Meet Rob Sand
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One thing Pete Buttigeg, Elizabeth Warren, and Michael Bennet have in common? They all wanted Rob Sand’s endorsement in their Presidential campaigns.

Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand is a Democrat from a small town who likes to hunt and fish and has been able to connect with the white, non-college educated rural voters that Democrats across the country have been struggling to win. Ron Steslow and Mike Madrid talk with him about how he did it in 2018, how he’s doing it in this election cycle, and what Democratic candidates in higher profile races can learn.

(02:10) Why Rob decided to run for auditor

(05:25) How he can win Iowa voters as a Democrat

(08:47) How he picked up endorsements from 31 conservatives 

(11:10) The “myth of monsters” and how it increases partisanship

(18:03)Humor as an election tool 

(21:15) The advice he gave presidential primary candidates as they vied for the Iowa Caucuses 

You should visit Rob’s campaign website: https://robsand.com/

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