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Chicago-Area's 14th District Race Between Rep. Lauren Underwood and Jim Oberweis Remains Tight
"Chicago Gary Elections have been sorted out with one notable exception. The hotly contested 14 congressional race in the western suburbs at last Count. Republican challenger Jim Oberweis was clinging to a less than 900 vote lead over Democratic and come in Congress Woman, Lauren Underwood. A statement by Underwood spokeswoman says the race remains too close to call. The votes are still being counted. Spokeswoman Andrea Belknap says the Underwood camp was excited to see a record breaking turnout. Meanwhile, over why spokesman Travis taken, says the over wise camp is cautiously optimistic Challenger will win. But that over Weiss's not yet ready to make the call taken says we like that we're in the lead. Bernie Boy,
Democrat Lauren Underwood, Republican Jim Oberweis are closing their lllinois 14 Congress race in Chicago
"The latest tally in several key races in Chicago Land two congressional races. We've been keeping an eye on In the 14th congressional district. A real nail biter Republican Jim over Weiss's leading Democratic incumbent, Lauren Underwood, 50.4 to 49.6%. We have 83% of the precincts reporting in the sixth Congressional District Democratic incumbent Sean Cast in 52% Republican Jeannie Ives 46% with 47% of the vote in Graduated income tax amendments 74% of precincts around the state 54% No 46%. Yes, Opponents of the measure are saying it has lost. Cook County State's attorney Democratic incumbent, Kim Foxx, beaten Republican challenger Patrick O'Brien. Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride appears to have lost his bid for retention, falling just short of the 60% of votes needed to keep his seat on the state's highest court.
Republicans sought to strike a hopeful tone on Day 2 of their convention
"National Convention tonight. Meantime, delegates are expected to hear Vice President Mike Pence formally accept their domination for reelection. And in the Illinois delegation. One high profile Republicans says he's working hard to unseat freshman Democrat Lauren Underwood. Regardless of what convention viewers might see. Republican hopeful in state Senator Jim over, Weiss hasn't seen or been seen on the GOP convention broadcast. The other candidates and Catalina Louth. Ah, woman he defeated in the primary have was over. Weiss invited to appear. He clearly didn't want to say We're focusing 100% on that, but we have to do to get this congressional seat back. I believe that's the thing that I can do that will most help our country. But he says he learned something while out campaigning. It's been amazing when I knocked on doors. Very, very few people are gonna vote for Biden. Everybody I'm talking to you is either going to vote for Trump or against Trump over. Why says the president's rhetoric in temperament have made this election a referendum on him? And overweight, says the president has done many good things
Underwood backs Trump impeachment inquiry
"Naperville congresswoman Lauren Underwood says accusations president trump tried to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden could make the case for impeachment in district Democrat lowered under what is said she favors an impeachment investigation of president trump and unlike fellow Congress member Brad Schneider he has not said she's willing to vote for articles of impeachment yet but reports say president trump urge the Ukrainian president to investigate business dealings of Joe Biden and his son in Ukraine what aid to that nation was held up that she says could change things about seventy two hours we will have acting director of national intelligence before it opened hearing before the conference and I hope that he with some answers including that full with lower. when you would says of the allegations against the president or true that's clearly an impeachable
"lauren underwood" Discussed on Recode Decode
"He said advice over here. First of all you are amazing and i thank you. Healthcare is also my number one issue. I volunteered to help get it passed and for the past five years. I've been an enrollment counselor for cover california and you're welcome. It's my passion as well. How are you feeling about. Several of the candidates have plans. They wanna fix the which we never got a chance chance to do and then create the public option. That's medicare like it's what pelosi wanted to do originally and let people choose to go in there on their own so that it gradually takes over. Is that more your approach you know. I think a public option is something that like we need. A public option is not a political winner say public option. Nobody applauds in my community. No-one applauded here right. Yes if you want to buy into one of these programs you should be able to do it next and the idea that we have to expend so much political capital to do something as basic and needed that is something that i think speaks to help fundamentally flawed our political system. Is that being said. I think that we're probably going to vote on a public option bill before the end of one hundred sixteen congress and i think that that would be great. I have a bill. It's h. R. eighteen sixty eight. It's the healthcare for it. Ability act which would extend tax credits to more americans that they could afford their healthcare premiums so right now under the affordable care act people making four hundred percent of the federal poverty limit or less so family of four making one hundred thousand dollars or less would be eligible eligible for tax credits but we know that every year you know some people were extra overtime shift or something very slightly small changes in their financial financial situation and they no longer qualify for the tax credits well and my community premium prices.
"lauren underwood" Discussed on Recode Decode
"There might be disagreement so how'd why does it feel like that. Coming out of washington is it that people just ignored what trump is doing not just saying thing but doing sunday yesterday. There were like eight things it was like we're gonna kill everyone on death row. We're going to hear about that. You don't care why didn't hear about it. The only thing i just started marie conjuring my house because it made my living your best life yeah so i the only thing that we haven't spoken out about this but i think is what require some attention is. Dan coats <hes> being forced out for as the director of national intelligence and like to call this new guy at trump loyalist is i think even downplaying how completely unqualified this is to be the director of national intelligence however i mean now i just spoke out against it but you know we hadn't before four because i'm not chasing those headlines and don't need to be part of all those news articles and honestly when i'm before my community on on wednesday morning and a town hall right. We're going to have an opportunity to talk about those things to people directly. Which is where i see a lot more value so tweets get some questions questions from the audience but just my whole positive. Do you feel about the democrats winning keeping the house winning the white house and you keeping your job well. I think that if i keep my job the democrats will still be in the majority and i think that we are going to do all. We know we need to do to win this race. We cannot do it alone. We cannot just count on you know the detroit or party organizations to do it for us like like i said earlier right. I'm like i'm a nontraditional candidate. I'm the youngest black woman to ever serve in congress ever. There's an institution that literally really was not built for someone like me right. It was built by people look like right then. That's very different and so you know we're gonna hustle aw and do the work and i feel okay okay. What is the fatal thing to do wrong. And what would you think if you you were running one of the twenty-seven people running for president. We your message if i was running for president yeah oh. I'm definitely not running for president. I don't wanna be were. I'm <hes> i'm putting you there. I don't know that's something that i can't even contemplate in this mom. Which should the candidates be running on healthcare. Yeah the candidates should be talking about things things that regular people care about and i think that the early polling they should not be distracted by the early polling and i think that if they know that they can't win they should drop out so much like being in the debates and if they and if they think that they'd be toxic and communities the may should drop out all right. Okay all right guys you know is too serious and too serious all right all right nontoxic questions from the audience. This is terrific fantastic's nick right here to start with either. What was the challenge for you. Speaking to a community not that i believe is eleven percent hispanic three four percent asian american in less than three percent african american speaking on issues that might have ten of like racial isolation like migrant youth in a way that was consumable and that couldn't be like headlined headlines moment. You know what's interesting is that our election was not about race like it. Literally didn't really come up and here's why i'm black you can tell by looking at me right. I know i'm black. They know i'm black by parents are brown skinned black people. My parents were on the campaign trail every ready to every event. One of my parents would be there because they loved it right and they love meeting people and seeing their new friends all around the community and the very engaged like my parents. My parents are so glad are running for re-election because they get to go and see their friends all around the district again right like that. That's just how we ran our campaign and so once people were like okay. She's she's a black woman. So what do you think about x._y._z. Issue based that's how the election wasn't even with the migrant kids..
"lauren underwood" Discussed on Recode Decode
"I guess under with girls serious. This is interesting right and then you know quite candidly we outraged all my opponents combined signed and so we had the resources and when i say outraged i'm not talking about millions of dollars right. It was just more writing and i just want to make that distinction because i know that so many folks this is very well educated political audience that we have here and you all i think pay attention to quarterly fundraising the numbers and you know who's up and who's down and whatever but you know for my primary we raised three hundred fifty thousand dollars total and that was more than everyone in our race combined bind and that led us do mail it. Let's cable t._v. Let us do digital as let's do what we need to do to win our race. Do we hit our threshold every quarter. No we did not. I never in the primary hit my goal but they want to raise probably shouldn't say this deterrent wanted to raise four hundred thousand dollars in my first quarter i was like are you out of your mind and we didn't you know maybe that's the traditional playbook traditional candidates right and so when you are a non traditional person in a district that people think is possible potential right then maybe you don't follow the traditional playbook right to to get to success and so we crushed it and then ended up in this general yes against ran in the general that was it was intense. Our district never elected a woman had never elected a person of color had never elected a young person right and so someone like me is very very different but the republicans nationally thought that randy hope grand could sleepwalk and get reelected because he had that are for republican next his name on the ballot and so that gave us some freedom to do what we needed to do on the ground because they weren't paying attention. What why do you think you beat him on what topic healthcare so we one really for. I'd say three reasons number. One healthcare was the number one issue throughout the whole cancer tate's from drug places cost cost cost so not just drugs premium prices surprise billing right this this idea that people oh can't afford to see their provider because they're struggling to pay their premium. They can't afford their insulin because they're struggling to pay their premium right and it just goes up up up and it's gotten out of control aw so the only thing that bumped healthcare is the number one issue. Was that those three weeks over the summer last year where we saw those images of kids in cages at the border. That's the only time that healthcare dropped and so that stuck with me. The second reason we want is this representation haitian thing. I was talking about right. Did our guy have our back and what he show for us. At home for the randy holkar and the answer was no and for a lot of the moderate republicans and independent voters they saw and they were not happy with that level of non responsiveness accessibility and non transparency and the third reason. I think that we one and is that we were willing to do the work right. So it's not just alignment you gotta go out and fight for and show show up for people and the tone of our communications the way that we ran the race is very different than people typically do in illinois right like corruption is something that illinois voters are very familiar with so many of our former governors end up in jail right. This community had a congress person that you know the deep but trail and so the idea that you're going to run a race with integrity and be honest and you know positive <hes> so since you had a swing district wanted to be positive forward thinking not necessarily running against trump. I was not running against trump donald trump. This election in the fourteenth was not about donald trump. I didn't talk about the president <hes>. It was something that everyone knew was going on but this it didn't really have a bearing on race meaning that voters did not want..
"lauren underwood" Discussed on Recode Decode
"Happening. People are like well who's our guy and they saw that our guy didn't have our back right right. He wasn't showing up for us in washington. He wasn't engaging. Folks at home refused to do town halls. He did that one and then went away for sixteen months. Didn't appear in public didn't have any kind of engagement and so you know at the time that i got mad right. This is your question. Bring a seventeen did i have did. I think that we could win yes. I thought that we could win. Did i know how we were going to do it. I did not that. I know how to run for congress. Not necessarily a friend and i went to lunch her name's sarah feldman and and i was like yeah you know i have this idea. I'm going to run for congress. I'm really thinking about it and she takes out her notebook and starts writing things down at lunch and that's how did it we spent the summer of two thousand seventeen figuring out how to run and i made the website and is the website that we still have upright right now. You know we wrote a launch video and got some friends to shoot it and it was a very d._i._y. Campaign right and we ended up launching an august august two thousand seventeen. I ran a primary against six guys. I one i got fifty seven percent of the vote. Do you think you want and what was the. I think that i won for a number of reasons. The primary or the general okay in the primary healthcare is care was the number one issue. I had really rich background and expertise on and could speak credibly about the number one issue secondly. You know we had add a approach that was nontraditional in our community. The traditional way that democrats would be competitive because they've never really one besides bill foster competitive is to the target a few suburbs across the district and then to spend time in those areas and i said no. We're going to go everywhere so i had seven counties. We set up volunteer operations and all seven and spent a lot of time and each of those communities and what we found is that farmers would tell us that no democrat had knocked on their door in ten years uh in ten years and so it's like how could that be but we know that when you surrender seats meaning you don't have a democrat running for county board. You don't have a democrat crat running for state rep then that means that there's no one door knocking if you don't have full slates of committee like precinct committee men and women that means that there's no local representative genitive from that democratic party and so people just didn't hear from us right and so when we would show up in their living rooms and they're called saks and their soybean fields and talk to them about their issues. She's and then come back and then come back for like oh..
"lauren underwood" Discussed on Recode Decode
"Something that i thought could be an interesting thing to do later in life. I was not at all planning planning to launch a campaign at thirty right so you and you didn't want to go back to nursing just want to continue working in healthcare in some way and health policy so so you you do this and then you wanna actually be specific. Nursing is a very broad profession. Yes it right. We have nurses working in many different print settings including in health policy. There's just fewer of us. What is very important that we bring our expertise to these because our patients are their families. Families and our communities are counting on sharing expertise so i don't want folks to walk away and think that i left it behind right or or that somehow not a nurse because i've spent my career in these spaces so you run. Did you think you were going to win. Did you have any sense that you could win. This is again talk about the i guess so the illinois fourteenth was on that very first targeted list from detroit so they put out a list at the end of january which i saw they put out illinois my six which was peter roskam and illinois fourteenth randy whole grand and my town of naperville has actually been gerrymandered into three congressional districts so a town of one hundred hundred forty thousand people has just been carved up and so one democrat and two republicans represent in our community and so i was so excited to see that somebody at the detroit i thought that our community was winnable because they had not invested in our community in many many many many years and so at that time i was like oh i wonder who's is going to run. I'd love to help them right and went on living my life <hes> and so you know what we're doing. What was it so this is at. One part was caputured drinking. What was your it's like going to spin class going to pilates. No i just want to make healthy baking when eating whatever i begged and i hang out with my girlfriend buying a house really living my best life by most standards i think and so maybe molyneaux life okay probably have some go ahead okay so the trip had listed the illinois fourteenth so they had some some data to suggest that our district could flip could flip how long so my family moved. No you're tired. How long have you been here. How long has it congressman been there before. Randy khokhran had served for four terms when i beat him right so randy hawkins at tepe was the tea party republican but our district is probably most most notable because it was denny hastert seat. He was speaker of the house. Denny hastert is the longest serving republican speaker <hes> then in two thousand six and the election right under rama manuals leadership at the detroit right the democrats win the house speaker pelosi becomes speaker for the first time and then dennis hastert steps down on shortly after he steps down all of the all of the news of his sexual misconduct and sexual abuse of his students came out because he was making these inappropriate payments payoffs and then he went to jail so that's that's the history of the fourteenth but most notably there had only been one other democrat ever in history that represented in our community in congress and on their head and his name's bill foster. He wanted a special election. He's a physicist. Just after <hes> denny hastert left he did not get reelected randy. Hope this tea party. Republican beat him in the tea party wave and then had continued to get reelected randy whole grain is very nice man presents as a moderate and then stood right by trump at every turn right and so a lot of folks in our community. You know the fourteenth. It is a very nice beautiful half the bourbon half rural community. A lot of folks are not looking to the federal government data day for for help for assistance for much right and so for a long time people were comfortable and didn't need to interact with their congressperson. We're looking to watch with their congressperson was doing and so then when trump wins and you start to see all this stuff happening..
"lauren underwood" Discussed on Recode Decode
"Large of recode code. You may know me as friend tomorrow and bar but in my spare time i talked and you're listening to recode decode from the box media podcast network. Some of you may be a new to the show because you heard me on love it or leave it last friday. If that's you then welcome every week we talk to the most interesting ceos politicians journalists entertainers and more more about their big ideas and how they're changing our world. We've curated some of our favorite episodes to help you get started. Just tap the link in the show notes and start listening to an episode that interests you but today we're gonna play a live interview. I just conducted with lauren underwood. A freshman democratic congressman who represents illinois's fourteenth district underwood who is in a swing district is not part of the squad that has agitated older democrats so she told me she has to be careful about how she talks about issues like the russia investigation in my community immunity. There's a large cohort of people that shut down. When you say russia that you can't even get to investigation or impeachment because as just noise to them right. It's been like this endless bickering that don't really know who's that fall doesn't care because it's not addressing the core issues affecting their family and it feels like more more of the same this interview was recorded live at manny's which is a barn event space in san francisco's mission district so let's go there now to hear my interview with congresswoman loren underwood. I apologize in advance for the glasses. I left my glasses. This is at home. I live near here. We're probably didn't want to be late for this. The cool shade cool shades. That's right knee work just as well. I really bad. I say so anyway. I'm really excited to interview commerce howsoever would i want to because i interviewed a lot of tech people and i interview a lot of people who have opinions about tech great and you don't have that many opinions about tech but we we might have some but what we want to talk about is where we are in congress shirt freshman <hes> and a little bit about your journey and what's going on now because i think it's hard to be a <hes> from a district. That is a swing district. Essentially you're you you have a swing. It definitely has a different flavor on the job. Yes with my other colleagues. We need to talk about it because i think the people need to understand. What's happening sure yon. Just <hes> that beyond just the regular things so let's talk a little bit about your background for <hes> talk about the the people who don't know how you because you're one of the more compelling stories of of the many compelling stories of a freshman class. Thanks lauren underwent. I represent the illinois fourteen steve which is a hassle bourbon half rural community outside of chicago. I live in a town called naperville forty five minutes west of the city. We have a naval contingent. Contingent specifically nico valley wildcats in the room today. I'm so excited but our communities forty five minutes west of chicago and i'm a nurse and i spent my career working to expand health care coverage in communities across our country right works over the affordable care act at the federal level work done private insurance reform form works on healthcare quality in medicare preventative services those free screenings and vaccines and contraceptive coverage basically anything the obama administration was getting sued on related into the a._c._a. Was in my portfolio. Okay all right.
"lauren underwood" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"That i think that's an argument that biden is using that he can appeal to those voters. Sanders also says he can appeal to those voters. I think democrats are making a very complicated view you and i who can put together a broad coalition to take on trump near attended. I know the polls early. We all know that but when you see in the polls what you're hoping to see in the polls it's worth acknowledging people do within the campaigns. They're very happy to see these kinds of polls near a down and thank you very much for joining us really appreciate thank you and when we come back a freshman democrat who represents a district that donald trump won in two thousand sixteen has now come up with a very strong statement supporting an impeachment inquiry against the president and she was convinced by what she sees as the overwhelming evidence in the mall report but it's in volume one of the mullahs report not volume to about the obstruction of justice volume want what about the russian interference that is a unique take on impeach go by this congresswoman going to have that next there was an important development in support for impeachment proceedings in the house of representatives today important both in who support comes from and what that support is based on carson lauren under would've illinois is one of the freshman democrats who flipped to republican looking district last year in winning her election she brings the total number of house democrats supporting impeachment now to one hundred twenty six a majority of the democrats two hundred thirty thirty five members of the house. She is the first member of congress to issue a public statement. In support of impeachment based entirely on volume one one of the model report instead of volume two volume two describes obstruction of justice by the president including the president's attempts to fire muller but it is the largely ignored volume name one in the impeachment process that describes the russian attack on our election and the trump campaign's cooperation with russian interests in the trump campaign cars statement supporting impeachment proceedings says quote..
10-year-old migrant girl died in U.S. custody 8 months ago, HHS confirms
"We've learned a sixth vibrant child died after crossing the US border of federal agency tells CBS news that an. Unaccompanied ten year old girl from El Salvador died in the US custody. Back in September CBS Omar Villafranca reports, acting homeland security secretary, Kevin Mika Leinen was grilled by House Democrats on Capitol Hill, there was this tense exchange with Illinois Democrat, Lauren Underwood on conditions at migrant facilities people keep dying. And so this is obviously more than a question of resources at this point with five kids that have died five thousand separated from their families. I feel like the evidence is really clear that this is intentional. It's intentional. It's a policy choice being made on purpose by this administration, and it's cruel and inhumane, that's an accusation down our men and women fight hard to protect people in our custody every
"lauren underwood" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Roselle seventy five at the lakefront. I'm Steve Bertrand in the WGN. Newsroom. These are the stories that matter on seven twenty WGN by the way, Steve, if the president says he's not going to work with the congress until the investigations. And is that just rhetoric? This is just the days controversy there, this ain't going to stick, right? Well, I don't know that there's been a lot of working with the congress anyway. So there was the thought this infrastructure Bill. Maybe had a chance. He he, he doesn't always hold do his pronouncements. So, you know, maybe things will change. Sure, I would I think we should at least allow him to say, all right. I was ticked Nancy Pelosi said that I did something terrible or whatever less, she said that set this off. I don't think he will do that. That's why shouldn't have said that. And all right. Let's get let's get that infrastructure Bill. The most fashioning part of the whole thing to me was that in ABC's reporting this that his top aide some of his top aides were literally at the door saying, don't do it. Don't do it. Don't go on there. Any did it anyway by that? Meaning don't go out there and then say that he was never going to go out there and say, anything they, he set it up all to go out and, and yeah rant about the, the what Pelosi it said in the investigations. And I just want to read some of your texts because while we finished up our conversation about Lorne Underwood the congresswoman from, I'm not exactly sure what her home base is. But she's a suburban Chicago congresswoman, suburbs, west suburbs just elected, and she's a nurse. She's on there talking to the acting homeland security secretary about the deaths of five young people being held these immigrants and US custody. And she was saying, what are we going to do about that? And he was being. Very defensive and she was being very aggressive. And finally, she said that I think that these policies are intent these, these policies are leading to the death of the children and these policies are intentional and there was a bit of a gasp, in the room, because she was essentially implying that the deaths of these children are the intent of the administration and I expressed my disappointment in her. I don't think that's much more than a really good sound bite. And I, I was disappointed in that your texts include these seven seven three. There is no question in my mind that these children are disposable that the administration has no concern whatsoever about their dying six three zero says, I agree with her one hundred percent there directly responsible for killing those children to a nine says, maybe before she runs her big mouths, you ought to go to the border and see what she's talking about. Actually, she said in her testimony that she was at the border, three one nine what a fool this woman is eight. Eight one five you should be outraged that this person is implying that the Trump administration is purposely killing children. I think I was disappointed. Six three zero said John, I'm surprised by your comments. I think you're really twisting, her words to make it sound worse than they were six three zero said, at least, she's they're fighting for the for the kids. Shame on you, John. Shame on you, John. Shame on you, John. Eight four seven the way this administration behaves, I'd have to agree with Lauren Underwood, eight one five John good for her would. I believe they do not care and one more. Eight four seven said while Lauren Underwood maybe a novice to her job. I think it's about time this regime was held accountable for its actions. There's a little background on that. Yeah. Fill the tells here, the restaurant critic for the Chicago Tribune. I don't mean to sound disappointed, Phil shame on you, John. But it just said this just one call online. Maybe you should take city mine, Phil. And that's Mira or Myra am IRA. Mary you're on the air. How are you? I'm fine. Thanks for what's on your mind. You know, I think what she said was despicable. But you know what a lot of the things that come out of Trump's mouth despicable and the point, I was trying to make was if we don't rise above being despicable in the way we speak on either side. We're never going to rise above any of this. That's where I'm coming from. Exactly. And it just feeds on. You know we either have to rise above it. And take care of business and do what with what we have to deal with as a country. And try to get something done. And it's just a despicable for Trump to come out and say, I want, you know, infrastructure as much as everybody else does. But I'm not gonna do it until you know, Nancy pools. He takes back all these charges against me. That it's, it's about him. It's not about the country. It's gotta be about the country. Yeah. I think two wrongs don't make rights appropriate on both sides today. Exactly. I'm glad you're listening. Thanks for the phone call. Thank you. Bye. Primera. Forty two back to fill the tell me who's conversation hasn't started. He's the restaurant, critic if the Chicago Tribune, you can read them online at Chicago Tribune dot com slash dining, by the way, the restaurant show concluded yesterday in Chicago. Yes. Like a zillion not restaurants, but people who serve the restaurant industry were there. Exactly. But a lot of chefs make the rounds to I mean there, some of them are out there, and there's always some fun competitions to watch. If you've got you've got time and but yes, it's it embraces everything from pest control, who what the new stemware is coming out this year and uniforms and point of sale systems. I mean, they're just all these different layers to water industry is talk to somebody off the air. I've got along interview with him, and I'm trying to figure out how to get it on the air, but it was a company from California, and they make the kind of containers that you would if you were say at whole foods, and you do a hot take or a cold salad bar. You put them in there. Or maybe if you just have to. Go container from a restaurant back. The, they're making biodegradable not. No, no Compostable. Most of can postal as opposed to biodegradable. Right. Well, I- recyclable. That's what I think most us recyclable. Right. So we're all used to recycling, but they say, no, we should have containers that are Compostable at the great on their own. And you could put it in your backyard, or drop it off at a municipal composting place of which, there are only four inch icago or which is a shame. Yeah. But one of the people that I talked who came into our studio. We sampled these on the air. They were doing the meatless the impossible burgers. Chicken, patties Turkey, burgers, and breakfast sausages. I've never had that stuff before view. No haven't one of my colleagues did the did a little tour of impossible burgers, and thought, wow. This is really, you know, call it. It's pretty progress offering this stuff up. Some have done it. A couple of fast foods Burger King has an impossible burger, which is shame. I mean come on Burger King, you're all about greasy salty burgers with cheese on white buns. That's what we like. Well, some some you do that. Well in then, let somebody else do the other one. Well, but if they have one and you in the in the Burger King context with their sauces in their bun and all the rest. But could you tell the difference? Well, that's the point. So when they served me Shikin sandwich, which was really good. It was a chicken, Patty. And it looked like it had been breaded and fried. But it wasn't. It was just ground who soy products like chicken, but then they served it on. Really good bun with some really good onions, and pickles, and really good guacamole. I felt we'll know what's going on here. Right. That actually in the chicken wasn't that bad. But what they do, and they serve it as they've really make sure you're going to like it, right. Well, you go to some of these gourmet hamburgers shops. And by the time you've put the new ski bacon on, and the and the Tillamook cheddar, they bring down from Wisconsin, and you've rested up you've got a great bun. How important is that piece of beef at that point? And how much of the flavor you're getting his all coming from the other stuff. Now, of course you can't put bacon on impossible burger. Because now you've kind of betrayed the whole idea unless there's impossible bacon promptly is the there. There is a place in Naperville that makes what they call shrinking. It's, it's a deli out in Naperville, and it's been it's become really really it become really, really popular popular, although it's not meatless. It's porculus because he he's so it may have be for sheep or rates or something in there. It is something that, that, that, that. Observant bit people who are observing dietary restrictions Jewish dietary restrictions Muslim district this they can eat. Yeah. Because these guys described to me meatless bacon is the holy grail of the impossible business right now. I believe it because, you know, because I to me that thin and still have Chris, but stay together, and look and feel it tastes like he said, nobody has if you come up with that you win. Right. But nobody has yet to be it'd be a it'd be like learning how to cultivate, a white a white truffle. Do that. You can just pick out your private island. That's where you're gonna live. Really? Nobody knows how to grow those know about that. Really? So those are all harvested in the wild in Italy in Alba, and they don't go. They don't survive anywhere else. But when I was eating the impossible breakfast, Patty sausage, which was really good. It was the best of the things I ate it tasted. So salty. That I thought I'm not sure that this is an dietary upgrade. Yeah. You haven't tried this stuff. No now, I want to but changing my lunch plans restaurant food is notoriously salty to as Bill s my wife is sensitive to salt, and so she's, she's kind of my canary in the coal mine, when we go out to eat because she'll start going, this is awfully salty taste before I do I taste it right away anymore. I didn't used to be that way. And I don't and sometimes they'll have little icons, like heart, healthy or something. I'm not sure if there's a low sodium, but I guess you can ask. But I'm sorry, that when I eat out now that's discouraging me from going to some places including steakhouses, you know. Right. As I mean, smo- steakhouses, that's all they put on the steak is a little salt and the but they'll have to overdo it. Okay. Here's a let's do this. 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Meet Lauren Underwood, the 32-year-old Democrat hoping to shake up politics
"Inskeep. When Representative Lauren Underwood welcomed us into her office. She was just finishing lunch at her desk. She's a new member of the house, and she's one reason Democrats won control last fall. She captured the fourteenth district of Illinois which had been reliably Republican. Her reward is a modest office space near the capital and a chance to share a Washington apartment. The roommate. Another house freshmen California's Katie hill, are you living this kind of insane sort of grown up college life of it is not even MAC glamorous. We are scheduled from like seven thirty AM to probably ten ten thirty pm both get home very late. Unlike do you remember that meeting that happened at ten AM wasn't that so crave? And she is like e Agra not that glamorous. Maybe but under what is among the young diverse house freshmen who've made a lot. Of this year's political news. She medicine the brief downtime between her Caesar salad and a press conference. She's thirty two born in nineteen Eighty-six, a former nurse. I am black. I know I'm black fourteenth. Now, I'm black, and I am a millennial no woman. And so do I have an interesting perspective on issues that impact? Those demographic groups directly sure, although Underwood says she can represent people who identify differently. She faces a different situation than her outspoken, fellow freshman, Alexandria, Cossio Cortes, who represents a safely democratic district in New York Underwood is more typical of the Democrats who flipped seats in two thousand eighteen she's from a mid western district of suburbs and farms with a minority of people of color. It's congressman was once Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert in two thousand sixteen the district voted for President Trump. The reason we visited Underwood. Was to hear how a democrat works to fit that district. I want to note that you're doing something that in American politics was really rare until recent years, and that is you are an American African American, and you're representing an overwhelmingly white district. We haven't seen that happen in the congress, and yet and this hundred sixteen congress, I'm not the only one end so representations important, and the idea that only certain folks can be representatives is one that I think that we have worked to completely redefine her district extends from Chicago suburbs to the Illinois prairie, and she says she is determined to support mostly white farmers as anybody else. Well, I think that there's a lot of issues that help communities of color that also helped our community. She campaigned by saying she would better stand up for the district's interests than the Republican incumbent when President Trump's trade war affected, Illinois farmers. She. Brought it up. She noticed the separation of migrant families at the border captured her district's attention. So she brought that up to in this district that the cook political report rated as an plus five and was a lean Republican until the weekend before the election. We won every county even the most rural. There are people who supported us who have never voted for a democrat before we have people who will never ever ever ever. Call of south the democrat people who voted for Donald Trump voted for you two hundred percent hundred percent. And this is about representation and values and for us that issue was so straight it with healthcare, and what happened and the spring seventeen around of Amakhir care repeal, and, you know, our prior representatives votes on the. American Healthcare Act. Do you think you're to the left of the average voter in your district when it comes to healthcare? You've said if I'm not mistaken, you might like Medicare for all if it could be done. But I bet the average Republican would not like that. I don't think. So I would challenge that statement because I believe that healthcare is a human, right? And based on conversations, and I had many of them might you throughout the year and a half that Iran that a lot of people believe that as well. Do you need to talk about healthcare in a particular way to avoid those kind of hot button phrases that set people on the words, we use matter, and I've cautioned a lot of my colleagues here about literally the words will be used to talk about issues that we care about. Right. Student loan debt is an issue that is not partisan. It is very clear, and it's impacting so many individuals families. Few start calling things free or for all we loosen people. We can talk about the solutions in a way that's inclusive. Right. So what have we talk about creating a modern financial aid system? Well, we have Pell grants that reflect the true cost of college. And we have subsidized student loans that fill that gap. Some people might call that free college for everybody or whatever. But the people that speak in these like, hashtag, e type phrases, do not always have lots of solutions underneath it. The hashtag is the polarizing thing it may draw some support to the idea, but it also drives people and I'm into solutions, and I am happy to speak in paragraph statements to talk about the solutions because guess what problems are not always straight it at one hundred forty characters and solutions are not always illustrated and hundred forty characters this lawmaker who carefully considers what to say chose to say very little about. Another lawmakers choice of words the day. We met Laura and Underwood was the day last week when the house voted to criticize. Antisemitism. The resolution answered remarks by Underwood's fellow freshman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota that issue divided Democrats and Underwood was determined not to give it anymore fuel. Did she go too far? I don't have a comment. You don't. I don't. You've been pretty Frank on every other issue Frank on this one. And why what do you mean? You mean, you you don't know what to think about it? Comment on it in the end, Lauren Underwood like other Democrats voted for the resolution condemning antisemitism and other forms of hate. But as she represents what is now swing district one expected
"lauren underwood" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"To get rid of the Affordable Care Act. Lauren Underwood decided she would run for congress. Thirty two years old. She'd never run for anything. She's from the fourteenth district, and Illinois, which is a solid red part of the states Trump district. Eighty six percent of that district is white voters. There have never sent a person of color to congress. They've never sent a woman either by all accounts. Learn Underwood was a pipe dream to fill that seat held by the Republican who had voted to take away her healthcare. Until she wasn't last night. Lauren Underwood one she turned out a four time Republican congressman twenty years or senior and a race that everybody told her that she would lose today. The Chicago sun times that put her photo on the front page right next to this headline house flippers. She's not a dolphin. She is a congresswoman elect joining us. Now is Lauren Underwood congresswoman electric from the fourteenth district alone. Illinois. Congratulations, miss Underwood. Thank you so much for being with us. Thank you, Rachel. I'm so honored to be on one of the reasons I wanted to talk to you tonight is because I learned today after you won that you beat six men in the primary to get this spot on the ballot. I did. And in that primary election. We had a field of seven. I got fifty seven percent of the vote in that primary which is pretty unprecedented and went on to win the general election last night against congressman grin. What is the secret of your success to winning that primary to winning in a Trump district to unseating four term incumbent to what do you attribute this? Well, when we launched this campaign we had a goal of being everywhere in our district. All the time. You see this is a seat that was formerly held by the US speaker of the house, Dennis Hastert and a democrat succeeded him Bill foster, but it'd been a long time since there was real grass roots democratic involvement training and an opportunity for a candidate to be able to travel to the rural and suburban parts of the community and really build and mobilize a campaign that could be successful. And so we said that we were going to go to even the most rural. Parts of the district. Maybe they hadn't been touched by democrat in ten years. We had farmers tell us that. No democrat had knocked on their door in that timeframe, and we showed up and showed up and showed up in those living rooms in those fields. And in those called sacks to engage our neighbors. You were thirty years old when you decided to run for the seat, you're thirty two. Now, you're going to be one of the youngest people elected to congress, and as an African American woman as a woman of color running in this district. I mean that itself was such has to have been such a steep climb. I mean, I mentioned in the introduction. It's eighty six percent white district you're running as a first time candidate as a woman as a young woman as an African American woman. I want to know whether or not that was daunting for you. Whether that was a factor in terms of your confidence and in your game plan. Well, this is my community. It's my home my family moved to Naperville when I was three years old. And so this is a community that taught me to be a black woman in the world. And so I. Certainly never cross. It never crossed my mind that I was somehow not a good fit or unqualified to seek the seat and run for this -sition. And so I stepped forward and with the help of so many women in our district. We were able to do what many folks had never imagined would be possible. And I'm really proud that our election day was fifty years in one day after Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, and I will be swearing in the youngest black woman ever to serve in the United States Congress. What are your priorities for when you get there? You do you have a dream in terms of committees in terms of legislation to work on obviously, you're getting there as part of a new democratic majority. There's no democratic majority in the Senate to work as a partner, but there will be democratic control of those committees..
"lauren underwood" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"I think it's going to be important to be really judicious about how they perceive the Whitaker appointment to me was reminiscent of the administration's policy on child separation where it was something that the president thought about and wanted to do put in an acting attorney general who could sit there for two hundred ten days, and who was skeptical of the Muller. Wpro. And yet you see the president skeptical of it and backing away because he didn't anticipate the blowback that he would get from Democrats and Republicans alike, and it really I think revealed how even the best laid plans of this administration aren't so well thought through in that his statements hadn't been reviewed by the White House and tend to backfire, and then you have a president who abandoned them very quickly. We make almost any attorney general who succeed sessions is probably going to have a critical view of the Muller probe. Just because most Republicans now have the critical view of the pro there two sets of criticisms of Whitaker. One is kind of the formal criticism is the appointment even constitutional those. I think are pretty at least disputed and probably even week the more substantive criticism is qualified for the job, and they're made you just look at the resume. He's one of our lesser qualified attorney general's charitable so that I think is a problem for the president. And then he has to come up. With someone to replace Whitaker emphasize the temporary on the temporary appointment. It's very interesting. It seems like some of the candidates are pulling out because they'd like to wait to see. What Muller does? I don't think they want to be on the frontlines. Chairmanship said you're coming in front of congress with whatever action you do. Anyway, we'll take a pause here up next twenty eighteen was indeed turned out to be the year the woman, and when we come back to Democrats who helped make that goal reality. Welcome back. Well, move over nineteen Ninety-two twenty eighteen is the real year of the woman more than one hundred women including comments where lectured to the house on Tuesday. In fact, Democrats the twenty three seats they needed to win back the house with just women candidates alone. The New Yorker is marking this revolution at the ballot box. Cover called welcome to congress women going through the door of the old boys club there to the women who toppled income at Republicans and help power the Democrats victory. Now's with me this morning. Lauren Underwood who's the Illinois district is juts just outside of Chicago Elissa slot kin who representing Michigan district that stretches from suburban Detroit to the state's capital Lansing. Welcome to meet the press to both of you. Congresswoman elect slack. Let me start with you ju call your victory referendum on the president. Mill. I think honestly, we were able to amass support from Democrats Republicans independents because the overall tenor and tone of politics, I think is fundamentally unbecoming of the country. So the president leadership climate is set from the top. So it's certainly a part of it was an overall feeling like Brockton was broken, and that integrity had just been evaporated from the system. So it wasn't just the president. He was a part of it. What about in your district? How much the president matter in your district? Well, the president is certainly a factor but in own way, fourteenth district, we Nathen well-represented. And we had a congressman who was not caring for at our voice to take away health care to raise our taxes or fused to act in the face s late and gun violence in our country. And so and aren't district is very clearly about representation, and we have a we deserved. It's hard to think about the fact that you have to immediately think about reelection. But let me ask you both this question. I'll start with you congresswoman elect Underwood. What is the one accomplishment? You have to have if you seek reelection two years from now we have to protect health care for people with preexisting conditions. It is the most critical issue, and she believe you made. Absolutely. How do you think it's gonna get done? Well, it's gonna get done immediately because we have protect the Affordable Care Act, and we can fix it can stabilize premium prices, we can lower drug prices. But this idea that somehow create the conditions might be vulnerable is something that I would never support other than health care. I imagined pre existing conditions which huge in your district to frankly, it was sort of the number one advertise subject is there..
"lauren underwood" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The spare the air alert continues through this Friday, sunny and smoking today highs in the upper sixties to the lower seventies and areas of smoke through the late morning into the early afternoon in the Sacramento valley. According to the weather service Sacramento's high today, seventy one. This is science Friday. I'm flora Lichtman sitting in for IRA Lehto later in the hour. We'll take a look at what happens to your microbiome when you move to another country. But I this Tuesday people across the country went to the polls with Democrats taking control of the house and Republicans expanding their representation in the Senate, but how about the science seat. Capped Americans voted in eight new legislators with backgrounds in science. Joining me now to talk about that and other science stories from the week is Ryan Mandelbaum. He's a science writer at Gizmodo here in New York. Welcome back to science Friday. Nice to be here floor has everything going. Everything is great. How about you? I'm good. Okay. So this week. I mean, everyone was talking about the election. What who are these new legislators with science backgrounds? Sure. So there's a bunch of names. We've got Lauren Underwood. Joe cunningham. Larry, I don't need to go through the whole list. But they're all Democrats. And there have all these there a bunch of candidates that people are especially excited about because they've taken over Republican seats or their first time first timers, and they have backgrounds in science such as nursing degrees, and engineering degrees and even one worked in nuclear reactors. Here's what I wanna know. Does will it make a difference in terms of science policy? Like if we look to the past and look at scientists in congress, or in the Senate have they done more I science than people without science backgrounds. In fact, I don't know I think that we we recently were this past year an article about Bill foster who is the only science PHD in congress. He seemed to stress bit more frustration. And in fact, recently Maggie Kurth Baker from five thirty eight had written something along the lines of. We haven't decided what it means to be a science candidate at all or whether it will do anything at all. So we're unclear I guess we'll wait and see. Okay. So there's another election coming up a science election of sorts. Tell me about it. Yeah. So the kilogram which, you know, approximately little more than two pounds is getting a it's getting redone. So we're frequently the old kilogram is actually just a hunk of metal in Paris. Wait. So the there is an actual kilogram. Yeah. It's called Legrand K, and is it like locked up behind safer keys and underneath thank bell jars. Yeah, totally. And this is what is the purpose of having this, physical kilogram. So they kilogram has a long history. Dating back to when merchants needed to sell things. They will sell them by weight, and they can always change things and lie. So they began standardizing the kilogram based on the measurements of water, but water is obviously a little difficult to carry around everywhere. So instead they've made a kilogram now countries across the world agreed on that piece of metal being the kilogram, and then they'd make copies and base their own measurements of what a kilogram meant on that. Kilogram. This physical. This piece of platinum iridium, I believe metal. But now what's going to happen is that is not good. What if somebody loses it what if the building burns down? So yeah, I can see why having a whole unit of measure tied to one physical objects might be tricky problem. Exactly. So I do believe the vote is expected to pass that next week. We'll actually see the kilogram instead, be redefined based on a constant of nature called plugs. Constant can you is there a way to get into this? Without it being too technical. Yes. Sure punks constant is basically the relationship between a photons energy and its wavelength. So just a packet of light how much energy has based on its color. Now, it's got a unit of kilogram built into its mesh into its units at the end of this number, and it's always the same from our understanding. So the because of that you could derive the kilogram from our base measurements of plants constant instead of the other way round. So you wouldn't need the physical kilogram anymore. No. Instead, you'd need this big machine called a Kibble, balanced, but Kimble balance, but you could countries have Kibble balances, and you could build a kill kill balance. Okay. So when is the vote it's it's next week. Now, I don't remember the exact day, but it should pass. And the vote is to get rid of the physical kilogram and move to this other way of defining great. Okay. What about this alien frenzy week? Yes. If you're on Twitter at pretty much any point this past week, you may have seen a little bit about an alien space rock now back last year in October a asteroid whiz through the solar system and flew off. And I it it is not orbiting the sun. It was what we think is the first interstellar visitor. What does that mean like came in like, a boomerang? I mean, pretty much just in sort of said Hello. And then wisdom doubt initial measurements sort of estimates. People thought it was a eight hundred meters by eighty meters by eighty meters. And cigar shaped was sort of what they thought. But the issue is that it's a celebrating too fast and people wanted to know, well, what is causing it to accelerate so quickly and accelerating too fast as in faster than what you would expect it to be doing based on gravity alone said the ideas, perhaps it's being pushed along by the radiation from the sun which would work, but according to a paper from Harvard. Scientists would be it would be it would have to be really big and flat like an object. We've never seen before in order to experiences acceleration. Now, obviously, we all wrote you bunkers that were like, it's not aliens. It's obviously not aliens. Like you need to rule out everything else. Like, all the other asteroids could be before saying that it's aliens. But it is at the same time. An interesting question to ask why is this thing accelerating so quickly out of the solar system, and what are the parameters around it? What does it look like? Like, I mean, I think the only way to answer these questions is, of course to hope for another one. So these scientists this in this paper suggested maybe it is aliens. They so what did they actually say did absolutely say that is perhaps a solar sail from visiting these solar system solar sail being this propelled big giant soul. Son. Propelled thing. Yes, they did. In fact, imply that it could be could be aliens. How did other scientists react? Varying. Most would I would say most said, no, it's obviously not aliens. A lot were mad that sort of this hype was being built around it being aliens before definitively ruling out non aliens. And I would say that we should leave open the possibility that it is something weird because that's how science works. I mean, we scientists create hypotheses, and then they try and rule them out. But if it was something, you can't just say, it was aliens. You can't go aliens. I. But he, but you can keep your mind open. And in fact, these scientists behind this mission are currently working with the breakthrough initiative to develop a solar sail. So it sort of almost beneficial for them to say like, oh, maybe somebody else built a solar sail. I now we can build one and see if we can get to a new star. That's my own speculation. But who knows is there anything else, we can learn from the subject or any other questions people are asking about it. In fact, there are I think again, this is accelerating. So quickly is a good question. I think the other question is just where's it from? What is it? What what's on it? I mean, there's we recently wrote a story over Gizmodo that was like, maybe it storing some information from another star system that maybe there's hints of life for hints of the composition of another planet. And maybe, you know, they're Jupiter, for example, has some moons orbiting that seemed to be moving incorrectly, which I've spoken about on science Friday before and maybe this Jupiter captured an object like this that we can go find and see you came from. Another star system. Speaking of mysterious oversized, things there was there was some other news about a bird this week. Right. Oh, yes. Bird fans might be familiar with the elephant bird, which was the height of an elephant the weight of a horse and is extinct for about one thousand years. So it at one point did live around the same time as humans did height of an elephant. And we recently found out that it perhaps was also blind and nocturnal. This is mind boggling. Yeah. It's like a big, pathetic Burke. It's amazing that it existed at all a blind bird the size of an elephant. Oh, yeah. I mean, so this bird would have been cousins with the other flightless birds Kiwis emus cassowaries, but the difference. I mean, cute. And so actually the reason why we think that it might be nocturnal is because Kiwis are nocturnal and they've completely lost. The part were mostly lost a part of their brain in charge of vision. So now this bird also based on scans of the inside of its skull seems to have lost the similar part of its brain. But the question is that the Kiwi has a really good makeup system. The sensory for smelling forgetting around, but we don't know if the elephant bird have that same system. How can you tell anything about whether the elephant bird could see are not given the went extinct thousand years ago? Thankfully, there are museum specimens of sort of skulls and pieces of the bird, and this inference that it may have been blind nocturnal came from. A scan of an inside of the skull. How interesting so you can use that to kind of recreate what the brain looked like likely, and then deduce whether it had big big lobes related to vision. Precisely just like that got you had another piece of bird news for us. Yes. I am Chuck full of bird news. Well and other than the duck, which I also recently wrote about I love the central park duck. I love the central park to God, we can get that shout out and excellent. But the other I've written actually two stories in the past month about birds using tools and one story was a New Caledonian crows can construct compound tool. So they can see something that's a little too far away from their reach take one piece of what was like these cylinders plug it into another. And then go reach for this thing, which I mean that is mind boggling, and then the other one is that Goffin's cockatoos can bite out little pieces of cardboard with their beaks and judging by the distance of the object, build a tool the length of the distance of whatever that object. They want to reach is the. The coolest part about that paper was the fact that these birds were building cardboard sticks that were like a little too short three the object. And then dropping it as soon as they're like, no that's not gonna didn't even try. They didn't even try raising it. They're like this is too small and then they built a longer one. So they built a tool they looked at it. And they said not good enough. I gotta go back to the drawing board on every case. But in some cases, cockatoos are amazing birds. This doesn't did we know that they use tools before this. I don't remember reading. I mean, they're not known to use tools in the wild. These cockatoos have been talked a lot of the mardi knew how to make these cardboard sticks. But actually seen them adjusts the length of the cardboard strips in just by the lengthened the distance of the food was pretty amazing and shot up to the crows to cruiser. Also, amazing. Absolutely. Have you seen videos of cockatoos, destroying like complex block sets from kids? I've seen all sorts of cockatoo videos. This news about cockatoos. Does not surprise me. Excellent. Ryan. Thanks so much for being with us today. Thanks for having Florida's great Ryan Mandelbaum is a science writer at Gizmodo here in New York after the break. What happens when your microbiome goes globetrotting, how immigrating to the US could change your and our their health consequences. This.
"lauren underwood" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Go local and be patient those two things, however when combined when you go, local, and you be patient and keep working at it. Amazing things can happen at speaking of that amazing guy. Bob piker. He is the chair the ju- page county Democrats. Hi, bob. Thanks sticking with me. Hi, Dr Mike, thanks for having me. Okay. So you're about to give us the litany of good news to members of the house, flip halt grin and Roskam. And that gets the five members of the house that are part of dupage county all five of them now Democrats, which I'm sure as the Republican party having a heart attack. Right. They are and you know, part of part of the district. Also for Lauren Underwood is King County. My good friend, Mark Gately, who, you know, quite well, do I think is. Is probably the best county chair I've ever met. He is great. So we work together to make sure that all of us are in here are turning dupage and Kane county blue we also had a couple of milestones in do page. We had seven Democrats elected to the county board. We've never had more than four in the past. We now have seven there eighteen on the county board. So we don't have a majority yet. But I think in power years we're going to do that you had one you had one not too long ago. Right. We had one list chaplain. And we added six more, and they they won by a significant margin. So it wasn't a fluke. And and that's that's very important do page to make sure we get our county government order. What does the county government do that makes it so important to have control the county board? Well, you know, they're they're responsible for a number of things, you know, senior citizens transportation cleaning, our roads, and they really haven't had any additional programs in the eight years that the current chairman has been there his position is let me balance the budget every year. So he just cuts where he needs to. They don't do anything. In addition to what they have and services are kinda minimal county services are kind of minimal right, right? They they've cut. Ten percent is interesting. They cut ten percent from human services yet. They gave themselves in other pay. Raise sounds like a reasonable for the other party to me. Absolutely. What what other races kind of flip were their state Representative racist state Senate racist judges? I mean, there's lots of races while yes, we have the first democratic judge a what did he do page? Her name is win the Davenport. She is now a circuit court judge and won decisively. We have a county quirk. That's a countywide position. That was the first countywide position elected as a democrat is since nineteen thirty two. So we haven't had much luck. But now this year, we have hey, Bob. This is amazing the head. We have four house seats that flip. And two statehouse state house of representatives and state Senate seats also went through the Democrats right now, they're they're in the process of counting some additional balance. But a lot of these are the mail in ballots early voting by which we. Which we outnumber the Republicans when we first uploaded the votes by a significant margin. So we don't think that we're going to lose any of those at six more seats for the state. Wow. That's a super majority right now. There's now a super majority in the state legislature. And there's a democratic governor, right? Jay Pritzker coming in. So that the Democrats have total power in state and j b was the first democratic governor since nineteen thirty two to win in do page. We've never had. We had a democratic governor went into beige until this year with Jamie. Dupage county is really changing. And I consider it blue. I give you a ton of the credit, Bob. I got to leave it there. Bob. I gotta leave their the clock is killing me. I gotta keep it moving. But my goodness gracious. I'm so glad we got a call from Bob piker. And I hope you're paying attention to what's going on. That's one county, and it's taken look I've been going there for six seven eight years. Me. It takes time. You gotta build it. But you know, what day it is? Right. Guess what is we've got a crazy week going?.
"lauren underwood" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"The Affordable Care Act. Lauren Underwood decided she would run for congress. Thirty two years old. He'd never run for anything. She's from the fourteenth district in Illinois, which is a solid red part of the states Trump district. Eighty six percent of that district is white voters. There have never sent a person of color to congress. They've never sent a woman either by all accounts. Lauren Underwood was a pipe dream to fill that seat held by the Republican who had voted to take away her healthcare. Until she wasn't last night. Lauren Underwood one she turfed out a four time Republican congressman twenty years her senior and a race that everybody told her that she would lose today the Chicago sun times like that put her photo on the front page right next to this headline house flippers. She's not a dolphin. She is a congresswoman elect joining us. Now is Lauren Underwood congresswoman electric from the fourteenth district in Illinois. Congratulations, miss Underwood. Thank you so much for being with us. Thank you, Rachel. I'm so honored to be on one of the reasons I wanted to talk to you tonight is because I learned today after you win that you beat six men in the primary to get this spot on the ballot. I did. And in that primary election. We had a field of seven. I got fifty seven percent of the vote in that primary which is pretty unprecedented and went on to win the general election last night against congressman hulk grin. What is the secret of your success to winning that primary to winning in a Trump district unseating four term incumbent to what do you attribute this? Well, when we launched this campaign we had a goal of being everywhere in our district. All the time. You see this is a seat that was formerly held by the US speaker of the house, Dennis Hastert and a democrat succeeded him Bill foster, but it'd been a long time since there was real grass roots democratic involvement training and an opportunity for a candidate to be able to travel to the rural and suburban parts of the community and really build and mobile is a campaign that could be successful. And so we said that we were gonna go to even the most rural. Parts of the district. Maybe that hadn't been touched by democrat in ten years. We had farmers tell us that. No democrat had not been their door in that timeframe, and we showed up and showed up and showed up in those living rooms and those fields and those called sacks to engage our neighbors. You were thirty years old when you decided to run for the seat, you're thirty two. Now, you're going to be one of the youngest people elected to congress, and as an African American woman as a woman of color running in this district. I mean that itself was such has to have been such a steep climb. I mentioned in the introduction. It's eighty six percent white district you're running as a first time candidate as a woman as a young woman as an African American woman. I want to know whether or not that was daunting for you. Whether that was a factor in terms of your confidence and in your game plan. Well, this is my community. It's my home my family moved to Naperville when I was three years old. And so this is the community that taught me to be a black woman in the world. And so I certainly never cross. It never crossed my mind that I was somehow not a good fit or unqualified to seek the seat and run for this position. And so I stepped forward and with the help of so many women in our district. We were able to do what many folks had never imagined would be possible. And I'm really proud that our election day was fifty years and one day after Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, and I will be swearing in the youngest black woman ever to serve in the United States Congress. What are your priorities for when you get? There. Are you do you have a dream in terms of committees in terms of legislation to work on obviously, you're getting there as part of a new democratic majority? There's no democratic majority in the Senate to work as a partner, but there will be democratic control of those committees. And you're coming in..
"lauren underwood" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"Clayton. Rebecca, Ashley, thank you. So much. They are the awesome fundraising duo. That outrace. Randy might not supposed to say that. Racing. Andhra Andhra Belknap. Whereas andrea. Andhra? Thank you are wonderful communications director AJ Kara. Thank you, so much are brilliant senior adviser and the one and only Ronnie show that is Lauren Underwood's speaking at her headquarters, she has defeated congressman Randy hold grin. So you have congressman Peter Roskam defeated by Sean Casten. You have Randy hold grin congressman defeated by Lauren Underwood in this wave that is apparently moved across Illinois this Blue Wave Andy Shaw and Craig Delamore question. I'd sorta like both to chime in on there have been we may not know this until the next census to actually get the numbers. But there have been changes in demographics in dupage county, in Kane county seems like you have a lot of people moving out of the city. Maybe it's for schools, or or for whatever reason is that may be part of what is behind these two congressmen losing tonight. As you mentioned earlier, the these districts were drawn as Republican districts originally, that's a really tough one Cisco because you'll Illinois has been an out migration state. We are one of the top states. I should say it's actually one of the bottom states because you don't like to lose population, but we've had a population drain as has the city of Chicago city, Chicago lost a couple of hundred thousand African American residents over the past decade state of Illinois is one of the top out-migration states. And there's been a fear. If we go to higher income taxes that we're gonna lose more people. So I'm not sure how that's played in the demographics. But it certainly has. It's it's certainly something that's going to be on people's minds going forward congresswoman Nancy Pelosi could be speaker of the house again. She speaking live now, let's listen..
"lauren underwood" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Ninety next update in thirty minutes in the news at nine oh one. The Labor Department releasing the last major economic data before Tuesday's midterm elections. Correspondent Christine Romans says the October jobs report is a good one hundred fifty thousand net new jobs in the month of October very strong hiring for American companies. And that's keeping the unemployment rate here down near this generational low of three point seven percent. President Trump is tweeting about this fifteen minutes ago. Trump tweeted, wow, the US added two hundred fifty thousand jobs in Knoxville in October. And this was despite the hurricanes unemployment at three point seven percent wages up. These are incredible numbers. Keep it going vote. Republican Trump has rallied today. In West Virginia and Indiana. He is expected to continue focusing on the immigration issue point, potentially thousands of troops. President Trump figures number of the migrants in the caravan if they decide to March up to the US we'll get to request asylum. We're not releasing them into our country any longer they'll wait for long. Periods of time. We're putting up massive cities of tents to we have a lot of tents. We have a lot of everything we'll get a hold them right there. The president plans consecutive order to limit asylum claims as for the masses who might be heading north. He is warning against rock-throwing. We will consider that a firearm because there's not much difference where you get hit in the face with Iraq. Bob Costantini, the White House. Paul Ryan, the US speaker of the house in McHenry county today, he is campaigning for Republican congressman Randy halt grin who is in an unexpectedly tough race against democrat. Lauren underwood. Don't forget WLS. Continuing coverage of the two thousand eighteen vote. Our election coverage this coming Tuesday night here on WLS WLS news time nine oh. Three. WLS news is sponsored by comment energy efficiency programs. Backing traffic here.
"lauren underwood" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Harder to get guns is a message helps a progressive candidate by a twenty point margin with women just adding that versus having no gun message at all. So there are a variety of issues where you can really see women responding to a democratic message and the Republican message. They're just simply throwing up their hands and saying, well, we lost them. What can we do? One other interesting dynamic. This sort of about the kind of demographic groups right within the Republican coalition in the democratic coalition. The Ulama collision Cornell. I'm one of the endorsements today is and Delgado and New York nineteen won the democratic primary. They're African American from from upstate New York, very impressive resume. He's against Republican incumbent named John facet. What's really interesting about the district is he's a, he's a black nominee who's running in a district. That's I think, eighty eighty five percent a very white district. He's not the only one I think losing bath down at Georgia's Georgia. Six is a black woman who's running in a district. That's majority white. You got Stacy even running statewide, really good and Lauren Underwood, Illinois. Fourteen exactly. As well. So that's, that's a really fascinating phenomenon to me given the kind of sort of white racial identity politics. We've seen cultivated by Donald Trump this era, those kind of test cases. Well, as a backlash and full disclosure, I worked for Lauren Underwood. Yeah. Yeah, but but this is part of this backlash, right? And this ideal that that you can double down on the tribalism and it's going to expand ten. It is not expanded. Ten is shrinking the tin. So when you see and listen, if I were sitting at the at the Republican congressional campaign committee, I would be losing my mind to see that you're losing college education, white women by better than twenty points because you know what is really hard to compete in those suburban districts, those suburban districts that we're talking about where here, if you're losing white and by better by better than twenty, by twenty points and something that I think we've talked about before, Chris, that this isn't about economics, right? This is about, you know, women being ticked off about what's happening in this country and a way that that is completely disconnected from so of our economic theories because because places where they're moving, the most away from him is in fact these suburban these suburb district's that. Comically they're doing fairly well. So I wanna make. I don't work for Lauren Underwood, and I'm gonna make a point about her campaign anyway. When women run for office, they tend to say that they're doing it because they want to fix a specific problem. Men have a variety of reasons for doing it. Women point to the pot holes in their writing for local, they point to healthcare law and under what is running on her own healthcare story and how she can use the crisis that she went through to translate for better policies. That's what Stacey Abrams is doing. Running on her own story about how she was able to pull ourselves up by the truck because Georgia gave or just enough to do so like these candidates are speaking to problems that people in America are facing, and they are not playing identity. Politics not is one of the reasons why they are doing so well in white district. I don't put in quickly here. There's a special election that has the democrat tied in a plus Trump district in Ohio, twelve Margie, what do you think? Well, top tier race, it's targeted race, and it looks like Democrats are overperforming where. Where where Republicans should be similar to what we've seen in a lot of other races so far the cycle. It's interesting because Robinson saying like this one we're going to win. We're gonna win this one. They were up ten points that has now evaporated. We'll see who turns out. I mean, it's amazing to think about who's turning out in that race, but a testament to the excitement level. Jess McIntosh Cornell, Belcher Marci O'Mara. Thank you. All that..
"lauren underwood" Discussed on Pod Save the People
"Be far more represented in the candidates that the party is supporting nationally so i think about women like lucy mc bath who is the mother of jordan davis and gun rights advocate who is currently entering a runoff for a house seat in georgia i think about people like lauren underwood i also thinking about people like stacey abrams who wants to be and should be the nation's first black woman governor in twenty eighteen and so i'm just wondering what is going to take for the democratic party to take black women as seriously as black women seem to be taking our future and everyone else's bringing jiu sort of mentioned the the rates at which women of color and black women exist in in these federal positions and in you mentioned some of them but i think is worth looking at before picture this right so there's never been ever a black woman president there's never been a black woman governor comma harris is only be second ever black women in history of the senate and only thirty nine black women in the entire history of congress have ever served in the house of representatives and some people might here thirty nine to be like oh that's actually not that bad is better than to what's better than zero but when you consider the fact that in the history of house representatives there have been ten thousand two hundred seventy three people thirty eight is is is beyond miniscule right and so i think that that's a helpful frame to carry into this into two for folks to sort of grappa with as we you know try to reconcile the fact that black women again are the single most consistent voting blocking the democratic party and are vastly underrepresented with regard to what they provide an offer the party is whole in so what i kind of sat and look at look at those numbers in a really really became more evident.