Special Episodes of the Capitol Weekly Podcast: 2022 Election Post-Mortem

On Thursday, November 10, Capitol Weekly presented the 7th edition of our Election Post-Mortem. Held just two days after the election, our panelists offered an exciting, unique and informative review of the November 8 election, providing analysis, opinions and insight. What happened? Why? What happens next? These episodes were recorded Thursday, November 10 at Capitol Weekly’s Post-Mortem of the 2022 Election, which was held via Zoom.

Panel 1 was a rundown on key California races – the battles for the constitutional offices, Congress and the Legislature, and major local elections, including the LA mayoral race. Our panelists talk about this very atypical Midterm election and predict the outcome for uncalled state and national races, including the US Senate.

Panelists were: Sean Clegg, Bearstar Strategies; Marva Diaz, Marva Diaz Strategies; Robb Korinke, GrassrootsLab; Paul Mitchell, Political Data Inc. The panel was moderated by Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times

Panel 2 was a rundown on the Ballot Measures up for approval. California voters confronted unprecedented campaign spending, even by California standards, and an array of familiar themes – tax the rich, gambling, abortion rights and the environment, to name just a few. This election saw over $750 million spent on these measures… but at the end of the day, what has really changed?

Panelists: Brandon Castillo, Bicker Castillo and Fairbanks; Teri Holoman, California Teachers Association; Steve Maviglio, Forza Communications; Sheri Sadler, Sadler Strategic Media. The panel was moderated by Nicole Nixon, Capitol Public Radio

The Keynote of the Post-Mortem was a conversation between Mike Madrid, a co-founder of The Lincoln Project and noted expert on Latino voting trends, and John Howard, the editor of Capitol Weekly.

Panel 3 analyzed the results of the midterm and offers a look ahead. What happens now? Does Gov. Newsom push ahead with a presidential campaign? What does the Speakership battle portend? What’s next in the battle over abortion rights? And what’s with the “Special Session” targeting oil companies – substantive plan or political theater?

Panelists: Nathan Click, Click Strategies; Jodi Hicks, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California; Victoria Rome, Natural Resources Defense Council; Rob Stutzman, Stutzman Public Affairs. The panel was moderated by Dan Morain, Author and journalist.

Support for Capitol Weekly’s Election Post-Mortem was provided by The Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations, The Western States Petroleum Association, KP Public Affairs, Perry Communications, Capitol Advocacy, The Weideman Group, Lucas Public Affairs and California Professional Firefighters

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