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"mark weatherford" Discussed on KQED Radio
"In North Carolina and nearly 70% of the pumps in Washington, D. C. This comes five days after the colonial pipeline resumed operations after a ransomware hack forced a shutdown. Tomorrow, Congress will launch a pipeline security bill to prevent future outages, But critics say it's still missing some major safeguards. Marketplaces. Scott Tom kicks us off when something goes wrong with the pipeline like the Colonial pipeline hat companies do not have to tell the government what happened. Electricity companies do and if there's a plane incident, airlines have to open up the government investigators says Rob Can AKI is a former top cyber security aide to President Obama. They will be doing everything they could to understand what happened, and then they would rapidly be sharing that information with other airlines so those airlines could prevent the same thing from happening. To that. That's not at all what's happening with this pipeline incident. Instead, it's a voluntary system of protecting data and sharing information. There are no government mandates for finds just recommendations. In the bill in Congress would keep it That way. Thing is a recent survey of pipeline companies found that just 8% actively share information with the rest of the industry and the government. That's a woefully low number. Andy Lee at the law firm Jones Walker did the survey. There's not enough carriage and there are too few sticks to ensure that Our pipeline industry. Stakeholders are actively engaging in the budgets fan to make sure that they're safe. This isn't a new fight. Nine years ago, oil and gas lobbyist fought off mandatory rules and now energy trade groups are against, saying the industry should oversee itself. Mark Weatherford is dubious his strategy head at the National Cybersecurity Center, which advises government officials. I am not a fan of regulation, and he'd just say it like this, but you know, it's been proven over and over again that Companies are simply not going to self regulate. When the public safety is at stake, he says. The government needs a bigger role in Washington. I'm Scott Tong for Marketplace..
Pipeline Companies Try to Avoid Regulation, Despite Major Hack
"More than eleven thousand gas stations across the southeast. Remain out of gas panic. Buying has drained over half the stations in north carolina and nearly seventy percent of the pumps in washington. Dc this comes. Five days after the colonial pipeline resumed operations after a ransomware hack forced shutdown tomorrow congress will launch a pipeline security bill to prevent future outages. But critics say. It's still missing. Some major safeguards marketplace's scott. Tong kicks us off when something goes wrong with the pipeline like the colonial pipeline hack companies. Do not have to tell the government electricity companies to and if there's a plane incident airlines have to open up the government. Investigators says rob kentucky is a former top cybersecurity as to president obama. They will be doing everything they could to understand what happened. And then they would rapidly sharing that information with other airlines so those airlines could prevent the same thing from happening to that. That's not at all what's happening with this pipeline incident instead. It's a volunteer system of protecting data and sharing information. There are no government mandates or fines just recommendations in the bill in congress would keep it that way thing is a recent survey of pipeline companies. Found that just eight percent actively share information with the rest of the industry and the government that's a woefully low number indie lee at the law firm jones walker. Did this survey. There's not enough charity. And there are too few sticks to ensure that our pipeline industry stakeholders are actively engaging in the budget fan to make sure that they are say. This isn't a new fight nine years ago. Oil and gas lobbyists fought off mandatory rules and now energy trade groups are again. Seeing the industry should oversee itself mark weatherford is dubious strategy head at the national cyber security center which advises government officials. I am not a fan of regulation. And i hate to say this. But you know it's been proven over and over again. That companies are simply not going to self regulate when the public safety is at stake. He says the government needs a bigger role
"mark weatherford" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Than 11,000 gas stations across the Southeast remain out of gas. Panic buying has drained over half the stations in North Carolina and as much as 90% of the pumps in Washington, D C. This all comes five days after the colonial pipeline resumed operations after a ransomware hack forced a shutdown tomorrow. Congress will launch a pipeline security bill to prevent future outages, but critics say it's missing some major safeguards. Marketplaces. Scott Tong kicks us off when something goes wrong with the pipeline, like the colonial pipeline hacked companies do not have to tell the government what happened. Electricity companies do and if there's a plane incident, airlines have to open up the government investigators says Rob Can AKI is a former top cyber security aide to President Obama. They will be doing everything they could to understand what happened, and then they would rapidly be sharing that information with other airlines so those airlines could prevent the same thing from happening to them. That's not at all what's happening with this pipeline incident. Instead, it's a voluntary system of protecting data and sharing information. There are no government mandates or finds just recommendations. In the bill in Congress would keep it that way. Thing is a recent survey of pipeline companies found that just 8% actively share information with the rest of the industry and the government. That's a woefully low number in Dealey at the law firm Jones Walker did the survey. There's not enough carriage and there are too few sticks to ensure that our pipeline industry stakeholders Are actively engaging in the budgets fan to make sure that they're safe. This isn't a new fight. Nine years ago, oil and gas lobbyist fought off mandatory rules and now energy trade groups are against, saying the industry should oversee itself. Mark Weatherford is dubious his strategy head at the National Cybersecurity Center, which advises government officials. I am not a fan of regulation, and I hate to say it like this, but you know, it's been proven over and over again that Companies are simply not going to self regulate. When the public safety is at stake, he says. The government needs a bigger role in Washington. I'm Scott Tong for Marketplace..
"mark weatherford" Discussed on KCRW
"More than 11,000. Gas stations across the Southeast remain out of gas. Panic buying has drained over half the stations in North Carolina and as much as 90% of the pumps in Washington, D. C. This all comes five days after the colonial pipeline resumed operations after a ransomware hack forced a shutdown. Tomorrow, Congress will launch a pipeline security bill to prevent future outages, But critics say it's missing some major safeguards. Marketplaces. Scott Tom kicks us off when something goes wrong with the pipeline, like the Colonial pipeline hacked companies do not have to tell the government what happened. Electricity companies do and if there's a plane incident, airlines have to open up the government investigators says Rob Can AKI is a former top cyber security aide to President Obama. They will be doing everything they could to understand what happened, and then they would rapidly be sharing that information with other airlines so those airlines could prevent the same thing from happening. To them. That's not at all what's happening with this pipeline incident. Instead, it's a voluntary system of protecting data and sharing information. There are no government mandates or finds just recommendations in the bill in Congress would keep it that way. Thing is a recent survey of pipeline companies found that just 8% actively share information with the rest of the industry and the government. That's a woefully low number. Andy Lee at the law firm Jones Walker did the survey. There's not enough carriage and there are too few sticks to ensure that our pipeline industry stakeholders Are actively engaging in the budget, spend to make sure that they're safe. This isn't a new fight. Nine years ago, oil and gas lobbyist fought off mandatory rules and now energy trade groups are against, saying the industry should oversee itself. Mark Weatherford is dubious his strategy head at the National Cybersecurity Center, which advises government officials. I am not a fan of regulation, and I hate to say it like this, but you know, it's been proven over and over again back Companies are simply not going to self regulate. When the public safety is at stake, he says. The government needs a bigger role in Washington. I'm Scott Tong for Marketplace. Big Media News today, a TNT and Discovery announced they're forming a new company made up of their entertainment news and sports assets. The spinoff will put HBO, CNN and TBS under the same roof as the Discovery Channel, HD TV and the Food network. 18 t get some ownership in the new content giant and also gets out from under that $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner Back in 2016 marketplaces Justin Ho has more on what's driving the steel 80, and he has a lot going on. In addition to its media business, the companies in the middle of rolling out a nationwide five G network and fiber broadband, it's also competing for wireless phone subscribers. Each of those is an expensive proposition. So for 18 90, they just didn't have the money to fight three wars at once. Craig Moffett is the founder of the research outfit Moffett. Nathan sent Meanwhile, he says Discovery is trying to boost its own programming with a new streaming service called Discovery. Plus, but I think it's pretty clear that's not large enough on its own to be fully competitive with Disney and Netflix going forward. Disney and Netflix air, pouring billions of dollars into new content this year in order to learn new streaming subscribers. Jeffrey Cole directs the center for the digital future at USC. If a TNT and discovery want to compete, he says, the only answer Is to put billions into content, and I think you need ambassador economic engine to do that which the merged company would have, says analyst Jim Nail, with Forrester Research, combining a TNT offerings like HBO and CNN with discovery content like H G T V and the Food network, he says. There's kind of something for everybody, so that may be a good justification for household to spend whatever they're going to price it at. He says. One big challenge will be marketing the company and convincing users to sign up for yet another streaming service. I'm Justin. How for marketplace? On Wall Street today. Elon Musk and Bitcoin are having a super messy break up on Twitter, and it is some investment drama. Other market details when we do the numbers So it is clear after the last 14 months or so that broadband Internet access is essential. It's also clear that a whole lot of Americans don't have it. Closing the digital divide depends on knowing where access is available and where it isn't. The Federal Communications Commission is the agency charged with mapping the country's broadband access. But its maps are not great. Congress passed a law last year asking the agency to correct that. Which leads me to Jessica Rosenworcel. She's the new acting chair of the FCC. I had her on the line earlier this month, and I asked her what action she was taking to address the mapping issue. In light of the law Congress passed, which is called the Broadband Data Act. I set up a task force that is looking at all the changes we can make in the short term, but also how we're gonna have really accurate maps in the long term, and what's most important here. We can't just take in data from the carriers and assume it's correct. We have to go to individuals, local officials and state officials and asked them what's really happening in their own backyard. I mean, it sounds like you're describing a little bit of a broadband census. I think we need it. When you think about how as a nation we've moved so much online during this pandemic. We've got to figure out how to get this service in a robust way everywhere, and I think it's appropriate to think about it that way. I wonder now, though, we're at this moment where there's a lot of money, all of a sudden between the cares Act and the American Rescue Plan Act. We're seeing hundreds of millions of dollars going to municipalities and Some are using it to increase broadband access. You know, without waiting for new federal maps like is the landscape changing even as your undertaking this effort? Yes, We have a lot of interest in this issue. You know, Broadband's gone from nice to have to need to have and everyone knows that not just Congress. And I don't want to tell the people who don't have service, you know? Just no wait for until we have pristine data. We're gonna have to sort of build this plane while it's in the air, and I think speed here matters. We don't want everyone to wait for us to have just perfect information. Before we start doing real things on the ground to connect more people. I also just wonder about the power shift. As you see this money flowing into municipalities. I think that there has been a sense that in some ways The conversation has been dominated by what big telecom companies have been willing to invest in. And where Do you have a sense that that power balance is shifting a little bit? Yeah, I think that, um One of the realities of this infrastructure. Is there really high sunken fixed costs and as a result, it gets deployed in places where companies can recover those costs faster. Those are often urban, suburban, more populated areas. So we're gonna have to look at other alternatives other ways. Other technologies to make sure we serve 100% of us. And those might involve, you know small local companies that might involve fixed wireless or electric co ops. Gonna have to get creative to make sure we get service everywhere. Let's shift gears and talk about cost. Congress created a $3 billion fund for low income Americans to receive $50 a month for broadband service. How will that also impact this landscape, especially as you are seeking other ways to lower costs? Yeah, The program you mentioned is called the emergency broadband benefit, And it's a really big deal because the United States has never had a big broadband affordability program. And so for the first time ever, we're going to be offering help the households where you know there. There's job loss or students around the free and reduced lunch program..
"mark weatherford" Discussed on The Security Ledger Podcast
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"mark weatherford" Discussed on The Security Ledger Podcast
"I asked mark what he thought. The biggest challenges facing president biden are as he comes into office mark weatherford. I am the chief strategy officer at the national cyber security centre mark. Welcome to security leisure podcast. Good morning i guess maybe a good place to start is kind of coming into office in your mind. What are the to do for any incoming administration especially given the last four years and everything that's happened. You know there are just hundreds and hundreds of what i think. Are you know urgent cybersecurity priorities. But you know if i had to say one thing that would be a priority above all and that is that the president be of vocal and leading out on discussing cybersecurity leadership starts at the top and the nation follows a positive direction. And so i think you know. President biden coming out and and as he's already done said that that cyber was going to be a priority in the administration he wants to give the technology modernisation fund over nine billion dollars to modernize you know federal cybersecurity. I think he's setting the tone appropriately now. The really i think everyone has kind of sitting back and kind of going. Okay what's going to be the position you know after the last four years honestly you know we kind of move backwards a little bit and de prioritized The visibility of cybersecurity. i think. Crucial that you know that the president kind of make this a platforms but but certainly needs to be one of his priorities. I obviously there's just so much happened during the trump administration Much of it not good was. Was there anything that they got right or any positive developments in the last four years or were we really more or less treading water as a country or if may be seeking sinking little further beneath aways. Yeah so you know you like them or not you do up to give you know president trump credit for for what he did that was positive and he put out a a national cybersecurity strategy document which was was pretty good He put out Several executive orders related to cybersecurity. So you know. They didn't move backwards. I mean they established organization during the trump administration and now even though he ended up at the end you know firing chris crabs sis a came to life during the trump administration. I don't think that they it wasn't a priority and it wasn't visible in fact in cases where the president had the opportunity. President trump had the opportunity to to lean forward kind of kind of minimized. Am the cybersecurity discussion. Which if you're not leading forward leaning forward you know. The the nation follows the president Positive message of the president and and we just weren't getting that in the last administration. The i think cyber scares been one of those areas where it truly is bipartisan in dc and nominee things. There aren't that many issues you can say that about but there does seem kinda cross cross party boundaries. Support for cybersecurity. But i think that if you were to look you would say well. In in some ways trump administration or donald trump himself politicized cyber certainly in concern in relation to russian and also chinese cyber activity because it all kinda led back to the core question around the two thousand sixteen election.
"mark weatherford" Discussed on The Security Ledger Podcast
"Just to make sure you know as policy that we have the best defenses available and part of that you know in addition to the classified intelligence and understanding intent capabilities in that sorta thing but also having data. And that's going to be extremely important. But also you know the money for hiring and shared secure services and things like that one of the things that i've heard a lot about sousa sa- great organization. Great people they do a really important job but they just don't have enough money to do the things that they want to do. And so i think this infusion of funding is going to help really not only for i think serve internally and streamlining certain things and and working with the federal government and trying to protect those networks but also working with the private sector and trying to get more done on that aspect. Yeah i just pick up on that. When i think the ten billion addresses a problem but not the problem you know so throws bulk of it towards reinforcing strengthening government networks. I saw very little focused mentioned or allocation of that towards what's really needed and that's helping develop a national collective cyber defense. How do you mobilize the private sector in particular that you know owns runs controls and his biggest victim terms of potential damage on operations against us. How do you mobilize a real cyber defence. I would want to see much more resource attention. Lauren you've spoken and written about diversity and racism in infosec and the need to really tackle those problems really as a matter of national security. So i mean looking at the incoming administration. Some of the names that are being bandied about definitely encouraging that there are women in senior leadership roles talks a little bit about kind of your thoughts on that and how that might play out in terms of the policies that we pursue going forward. Yeah i think they biden. Harris administration really understands that diversity is national security and my partner in the hashtag. Share the mike and cyber-campaign camille stewart. You know she has written a lot about this and she has lived this to be honest with you. You know everything from just the way that tech actually works or you know how certain adversaries may target a certain population to sow division That is all wrapped up within the concept of national security in so that the administration really understands that having people from diverse races genders backgrounds experiences. I think that they really see that. That's going to just make everything under and so yeah i i'm really excited to see all the different people getting nominated. It's a really really awesome thing to watch. And i look forward to seeing how he builds out the rest of his cabinet lauren. Paul thank you so much for coming on and speaking to on the security ledger pockets was really great. Having you on thank you. Our pleasure. lauren's alberic is the executive director of the cyber project at the belfer center for science and international affairs at harvard kennedy school. Paul colby the director of the intelligence project at the belfer center up next as harry. Truman famously said the buck stops at the president's desk but what does executive leadership look like when it comes to federal cybersecurity to find out we invited mark weatherford into the scaredy ledger studios. Mark is a chief strategy officer at the national cybersecurity center. He's a former c. i. S. for the state of california and a former deputy undersecretary for cyber security at the department of homeland security in this conversation mark. And i talk about the importance of presidential leadership on cybersecurity and about what if anything the trump administration got right in its own cyber policy during the past four years to start off our conversation..
"mark weatherford" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Of the Duel of large Here on 93 WNBC. Always good to have you here on the Senate the afternoon the sanity before the Saturday before Election Day, So it's about 10 Days. Answer Jane to Election Day and so our guests in studio today Are Democrats. Tamara Cobb, Denard, Libertarian Mark Weatherford, Republican Tony Semillas, We're getting caught up on some of the race is sort of where things aren't where things could end up on Election Day. Also, gentlemen, always good to have you here one time about the fifth District congressional race. There wasn't A debate this week for save between Christine Hale and victorious March, But there was like a junior achievement online panel discussion that they talk about. You know why they got the politics. What do they think Public services? It was. It was they both had, like 30 minutes a piece. It was actually very friendly and you and you learned quite a bit What That said Tony. Let me ask you. Where is that? Ray's going to the one that was like the most second? Expending race in the country right now. Yeah, I think In total there is going to be over $12 million spent from each campaign doing about in the neighborhood of three million. And outside groups for each campaign in the neighborhood of three million. Christina Hale took a lead and fundraising for a while, but that's going to be, I think pretty much even out. So for a while you were seeing maybe more. Ads for Kristina Hale. But again, I think that's going to balance out 70% of Kristina Hale's money is coming from outside of the state from act Blue so that that tells you something that keeps spending a lot. So that tells you that this race is still close. The polls were it will show that they're neck and neck again. I go back. The point that I've made over and over again. This is going to be a Donald Trump. When that's big in Indiana, last time around, had predicted a 20 point win, and I was just about right on the mark. I'm going to say over 2022. That's without seeing a lot of the yard signs A T's tin in the and the Ah Rural and suburban areas If you get out Oh, I'm sorry in the urban and suburban but to get out to rural Indiana, you're you're seeing them, But the enthusiasm is still there for Donald Trump. And that is going to make a difference. And I think Carrie Victoria Sports Over the finish line tomorrow. Let me get your thoughts on. How do you see that Ray sort of panning working itself out. This is gonna be a tight, tight, tight race and you can see that with the big D C dollars that are coming in to fund both sides of ads and I've been watching. So I listened to, as always watched the bottom to see who's funding the ad and also what sources they're using for their claims. And both candidates from both sides and outside groups have been absolutely demonized, which makes it tough for for voters to make a decision. I think this is going to come down to two things. Which is typically true in the fifth District number one is the sub urban and rural mix and how strong the rural pole is going to shift the sub urban swing or or jog that they've taken to the left, especially in Hamilton County. So that's the juxtaposition that I'm sure the Hail campaign is thinking about right now is how do they solidify that suburban northern suburban hold and make sure they don't lose too badly between nobles? Ville Westfield and Cocoa, Mo. Finally, I do want to take a quick think around act Blue and those cheques coming in some of those can be from individual donors and larger checks actually just being processed by ActBlue. So we've got to really take a think about where the support is coming from as a combination of grassroots but also DC money, But I think if I could reel quote what voters need to remember is That this is a battle for Congress. And in 2018, you gave control of Congress to Democrats. And then you had a fake. Russia hoax a fake impeachment. On DH, so much obstruction. You didn't get infrastructure done. Now you're having a holdup in the latest stimulus bill from Nancy Pelosi. Those are the kinds of things voters I think we'll come back to and vote for the Republican and not the not the Democrat who's going to support Nancy Pelosi, Marko Chris, There's a libertarian in the race, but let's be honest. The races between Cristina held on victorious parts. How I see this all kind of mapping itself. This is very tough wanted to do because it has become kind of like the anchor of both the Republican Democrat parties to prove their point nationally, about what we do about Congress. And who gets what and so tons of money is coming in, and it's a hard one predict. I think both candidates are good candidates. From the standpoint of our they're the type of people political party would would want to run for the office. They're both working extremely hard or built very well funded. Spartz wins the large sign award. I mean, it's amazing how many large signs that she has all over the place, and it's not in type of right aways or poor areas by poor areas mean poor location. It's in people's yards and stuff. But if you look at the district and travel through it, which I do a lot for what I do, and you know, far south in the northern part of India in the Indianapolis tons of Biden signs and a tail. You go further north. It starts mixing up, and by the time you're in the middle of caramel, it's becomes Spartz. I'm glad you brought that up. Because here's my theory, Gentlemen, I'd love to get your thoughts on this. By the way. Marco Bernard Mark weather for Tony Samuel R yesterday. Democrats Libertarian Republican is that south of 96 ST Mary County is terribly democratic. No north of 30 to 38 is probably Republican. The fight is going to be in that middle stretches going to be Zionsville Caramel. Fisher's Noblesville, Westfield and my Crazy No, You're exactly right. That's what I observe. And you know, from just a simple looking about about what people are saying and what people are willing to put in their yards, Which does tell you something..
"mark weatherford" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"You by state of. Indiana, civil rights commission. Welcome back to Indian issues. I'm sure Bazi editor and publisher of any politics or well this past week political primary the two thousand nineteen th session and south bend, mayor PD Buddha's. Presidential aspirations were all topics of discussion recently at a policy forum hosted at the Columbia club in downtown Annapolis. The pen include a democratic lobbyist. Lindsey ships Republican strategist, Jennifer Hollowell, former liberty party state chairman, Mark Rutherford and political writer, Adam Ren, you're surely was moderator and we begin by asking Mark Weatherford to give his assessment of Tuesday's primary results. Very interesting. I look and follow all the municipal races libertarian right now. We're concentrating on smaller offices. So this is a big year for the libertarian party because we have mostly smaller offices being from the city level town level down salsa interesting things and the thing that is kind of. What a monkey wrench into gears for what libertarians we're looking. At is. We are very interested in Westfield. Maybe probably saw what Westfield and they had three incumbents knocked out of the city county council or city council there. And it looks to me as if the people that one were the ones who didn't like the big bold plans the debt that would have been incurred. And so that was a real message said to Westfield takes the steam the libertarians arguments, would you have people like that running out? So we're not necessarily unhappy with the results, but it did happen to see the other thing is I live in car wall. Ron Carter Bill for long time lost. I'm still trying to figure that one out three seats available for their public another nation for people renting, and he was slightly out the fourth person. And that's all that matters is that he's the fourth person. So that's kind of interesting looking around seeing other areas. That I'm seeing a carry listen Freeman Gary. So we're seeing some pretty low term incumbents. She's been married. Eight years and looked like she had been a third year third term. But there were issues up there concerning scandals on some money, and who is paying wadded cetera. And that came to halt her is my bet as we study what happened. So it's been a very very interesting year. And it was a little bit more anti-incumbent than I expected, especially in some areas where it looked like there for people who should be solid probably would have survived the different year out of your thoughts on yesterday's primary. Indiana. Different with Mark. So journalists. Really see that a lot. Think we saw gibbering in car wall where reelection. Last night. From what I've heard is that his challenge here. To ten points. Action. Ended up to the March. Elections. I think that's quite different. City. I. Attack. Toughest. The toughest challenge. Survive. Do you think that from? He's last hers. Second district. I think. Roughly redevelopment commission at two hundred billion dollars. That's just a hard case to make. Typically. Where things seem. Wow, that's great. It's a hard case to prosecute. Failures. Bye bye taxes. Tests phase relative. It was interesting. I was surprised here. Jerry. Sort of. Personality. Jerk Keller the river surgeons of the me. It's hard for me to draw Dr lessons from individual races across the state of the United seeing large trades. Fascinates married. Kelly was the enthusiasm. You saw face in terms of turnout. Sped party is that nine contested council. Today's. Jordan. I think Senator marriage. From an organizational perspective, but I do think that the chance that he could wed. Talks. The perception downtown crime last week. Here. Catches. And so I think I think. Particularly. Just outside of here. Once once that sort of. Where? Your team. Covet. Still appeared favorites. Junior primary by the way ran off Scot banishes, campaign fishers and also company already requires take down. So. It was also the at large. Fisher's. So couple of things one agreeing with Adam. I don't think yesterday was terribly interesting. A lot of times UNICEF full races. There a lot of surprises and. Surprise wars, the the Westfield council races. The comments lost, Jerry. I've been hearing for weeks of fear Wilson was in trouble. And when you're gonna come two term incumbent seven opponents something's something's going on. I think now I think she's credibly capable shucks. Probably. So I don't know all the dynamics there. But I haven't hearing that it was close racist. Ten tough for her. But there weren't that many other surprises thing I'd say about about Westfield in admittedly. I didn't follow those council races. But the fact that mayor any cook did not have an opponent. He wasn't out there making the case where the progress that they've made changes that they've made and the development that's occurred in that case, I think that that hurt those incumbents because you didn't have the big over arching message, and we did in fisheries, which these communities are similar in the way that you know. No, they have grown tremendously over the last ten years. These mirrors are aggressive. They're doing a lot exult, but they're they're changing things rapidly. And you've got you've got loader some who've been there for many many years in some were very new, and maybe less kind of app to come out and show their support for what's happened is the reason that they're there. And so in Fisher's strategy was running the mayor at large together the mayor opponent the counselors had an opponent in. So we coordinated all of those messages. And so we had a big overarching case to make for what we had done that all those candidates ran on. And and in that case, it was you know, it was successful. And I think something like that it was might have worked but just kind of one on one. You don't have the same kind of money to make that case. So that's. Observation I think similarly in Greenwood also community, that's how a lot of change. But yet a similar result kind of a sixty sixty four thirty six and fishers, it was sixty seven thirty three. And you know, I think the Republican base generally twenty to thirty percent of polling not going to be embracing all of the all the time change that's happened. The one other thing that I would note this longtime political person in Fort Wayne, there was a very competitive primary on the Republican side. Tim's feet longtime city councillor. John is a John Crawford. Dr crawford. And. Having tried to help win the Fort Wayne mayor's race a couple of times in my twenty five thirty years. It feels like the same thing happens every time we have nasty primaries because we can't all rally person. He had a pretty big divide between the social conservatives and more. Socially, moderate, folks. And then they have a difficult time coming back together in order to be successful. Hopefully that doesn't happen this time, but all of the. The. All the pieces are placed for something. Like that. I find that people typically tend to lose those those hard one matches off their sleeve checks are willing in towards a general election time, and everyone can be friends again. Hopefully that will happen on this hardy go he's in. But I thought the racism Muncie were really interesting you have your first mayoral candidate their first black female candidate. I think it is up in munsey. I for that was that was a great thing to be and then done in Bloomington. You saw some very skater council people lose, and we that was unexpected. So Chris Irvan, Dr thirty Granger some really strong individuals on council down there. Some human service advocates were were taken out. With without an issue. So those are sixteen eighteen year incumbent that have been taken of that council. Mix up there. And then there are also some confirmed. I think that I turn out as well. We think that in. I'm. The numbers were down someone that I expected. Traditionally really heavy. I really liked to people voting in one time when I think. So we only have one hundred seventy six people choosing your fear candidate in a primary in even believe it is the show you. There might actually be something to be said for primary and how it structured here in Indiana. And I know of that as well. Let me throw this out. Is is it really Republican or democratic way to run a city potholes? Don't do public safety. Or you don't really need. This Republican democrat school don't make it a big an open primary if you don't get sixty percent. To run. Give you two months. I think there's merit for that. I don't think so defiling out of the situation that would work. I I think are just a little frightened change beer float that I know you. Some party diehards wouldn't really be all about it. But I think it'd be interesting works out at inspired some really interesting conversations about how how district councils, and I think it it. You know, deputy fodder for the future. But I do think towards the general in November. We'll have some interesting conversations as well. And I know Jamir thought there were I see, you know, constantly pacing on the phone. I'm wherever. Whether the certain lobby or the different Starbucks, but always working always on, you know, getting coin. So that's making. That's what he's got to do. So at this point. I don't think it's necessarily. Ameliorate fi fi on lake lake perhaps people wanna make it out to the. But you know, none of us. How Ballard comedian? So I say that has democrat. Volunteer. I'm Linda campaign. We dismiss at coming. So. Season really be that bad. Keep the system as it is party felt your creative approach. Political consultant. I think there's probably a lot of work that I can do please restructure. Primary. Directly. Yeah. I think it was a terrorist. One of the things about that. It's a question of, you know, could this could this kind of stand the hyper partisan five you see? Politics. And I don't know that it would. That we have is probably. The. Upside upset too. I do think that the ever. When I read the newsletter called. And I tend to like that. I have a lot of people who subscribed to people who are dead. But even at the beginning of this week on Monday. Subscribers asked asking me what's gonna be on the ballot Tuesday.