Apr 27, 2023
In this week’s episode, host and NewDEAL CEO Debbie Cox Bultan talks with Mike Schmuhl, who serves as the chair of the Indiana Democratic Party. Schmuhl, who started his career at the Washington Post, recounts his shift to politics to work on campaigns for Congressman Joe Donnelly and NewDEAL Alumnus Pete Buttigieg. He and Debbie also discuss Indiana's political shift to the right over the past two decades and the strategies that Democrats should use to achieve success in the Midwest. Schmuhl shares his experience of building and running a presidential campaign and why Pete Buttigieg's message of inclusivity and belonging resonated with so many people. Tune in to hear Schmuhl talk about the need for a positive, aspirational message, a bold economic agenda, and gun safety measures!