2020 WATCH: Jason Kander Is Starting a Podcast

By NTK Staff | 11.14.2017 @4:01pm
2020 WATCH: Jason Kander Is Starting a Podcast

The former Missouri secretary of state's podcast hopes to give Democrats responses to Republican talking points.

Former Missouri Secretary of State and failed 2016 Senate candidate Jason Kander seems to be following the advice of Hillary Clinton by launching his own podcast with Crooked Media called “Majority 54.”

“We [the Democratic party] are not good historically at building institutions, and we’ve got to get a lot better, and that includes content,” Clinton said in May at Recode’s annual Code Conference. “We have a great story to tell. I found when I started the campaign that I had to say in practically every one of my speeches, ‘Barack Obama saved the economy and he doesn’t get the credit he deserves.’ I had to say that because people had been told differently.”

Kander, who has been mentioned as a possible candidate for president in 2020, is doing just that. Partnering with Crooked Media, Kander will travel the country for the podcast, which aims to help the 54 percent of Americans who didn’t vote for Donald Trump talk to those who did.

“I’m going to travel all over the country for this show to focus on a single issue and a single person each week. Mostly it will be people you’ve never heard of before,” Kander said in a preview for the podcast. “After every conversation, I’m going to break down the most common Republican talking points on the issue and give you some ways to respond.”

According to the description for “Majority 54:”

“Jason Kander is an army veteran from Kansas City, Missouri and the first millennial elected to statewide office in the United States. He’s traveling the country to help the 54% of us who didn’t vote for Donald Trump talk to those of us who did about the most divisive issues in our country.”

This isn’t the first 2020 hopeful to launch a podcast in 2017. Former Vice President Joe Biden launched a daily curated news podcast featuring articles, essays, and posts that he says “made an impression on me and I want to share with you,” in September.

Following, Kander’s failed Senate bid, he launched “Let America Vote,” a PAC “which aims to win the public debate over voter suppression.”

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