Republican Consultant Wayne Bradley: How Far Left Are Dem Candidates Going to Go?

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Wayne Bradley (right) joins Stephen Henderson (left) on Detroit Today as part of the show’s weekly “opposite day” conversation. They discuss Gov. Whitmer’s roads plan and the 2020 presidential campaign.

The 2020 presidential race continues to shape up. That’s especially clear here in Michigan as Beto O’Rourke — the former Texas congressman and candidate for U.S. Senate — and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand campaign in Metro Detroit on Monday shortly after throwing their hats in the ring for the Democratic nomination.

O’Rourke and Gillibrand are among 15 Democrats that have announced their candidacies for president. Some of those candidates have embraced positions that would have been considered far to the left in past presidential years. But some of them could be considered mainstream with Democratic voters these days.

Wayne Bradley is a Republican political consultant and the managing partner of American Urban Strategies. He’s the former state director of African American engagement for the Michigan Republican Party.

Bradley joins Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson to discuss the latest local, state, and national political news — including the ways Democrats are positioning themselves and their party heading into 2020.

Click on the audio player above to hear that conversation.

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