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03:25 min | 1 year ago

"randy pepple" Discussed on KOMO

"This month today. Governor, Jay Inslee was randomly selected to appear on the first night, and not on the second night, which will include Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Come Charlie Harker spoke to Republic. Strategist, Randy Pepple and democratic strategist Kathy Allen. I think it was a lucky break for governor Jay, I think that having Elizabeth Warren on who has yet to be very vocal about anything to do with the environment is probably good for her to, and what do you think Randy? I think that James Lee lucked out on this job because what he really has the opportunity to do is go after beta Aurora for stealing his ideas on climate that will give him a confrontation moment that the moderators audience may respond well to, and he doesn't really have to compete with the top tier folks on this issue, or really beyond Warren, any of the top tier folks. Mean booker's Cory booker's star has been fading since he got into the race award stars been fading in the last month. And so. Inslee got gotta break on this. But Warren, did not because she's going to be expected to dominate the debate and given a debate format like this, that's almost impossible Kathy Randy touched on this, and maybe you can expand coming from the democratic side. Let's talk about strategy here. You've got a really Pierce through if you're one of these lower ranked, candidates, and we are talking about a confrontation moment. What would you recommend if you had a client there? What would you recommend? They do command that they go after Biden. I think that's the only game in town. Right now. I also think that even though the second night has a lot of interesting ideas on the table, it's gonna be too confusing with ten in most of the debate forms. Remember, even in terms of that we saw two thousand sixty oh my goodness. The problem is, is that when you have so many people with so many different ideas. The problem becomes one where you sit back and wonder wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. What do I remember about anyone, I think Biden, and I think that, frankly, it all of this. Kamala has a shot at it. I think that a lot of the others are going to sit there and literally have one minute of fame, and I don't think it's going to be the most memorable and Randy, your Republicans. I'm having you reach here, but you've managed to candidate who went up against Jay Inslee ended debate. What, what is something that Inslee does that strong in that type of format? What would you advise somebody opposing him to be where of I think that opposing Jay Inslee in a debate is trying to nail jello to a wall. He will not answer questions directly. So if you are opposing him and you wanna have that confrontation, I think you just keep pushing him on of questions. And once you get him out of talking specifically about climate. He gets into shallow water. Very quickly. The reality is, I don't know that any other candidate in that debate with Inslee is going to see him as to one they need to engage with Aurora. And the Ensley will have a fight over there climate plants, but beyond that, a works can wanna pivot to going after Warren because really he has to get through that progressive lane. If he's going to advance beyond beyond two thousand nineteen Randy, Pepple and Kathy Allen. Joining us the democratic presidential debates come June twenty six and twenty seven. I'm Charlie harder. Komo news..

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"randy pepple" Discussed on KOMO

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04:18 min | 2 years ago

"randy pepple" Discussed on KOMO

"Because I'm the only candidate you make to feeding climate change for nations number one priority. We could do this. We have to local political strategist to to toss this around a little bit. I Republican Randy Pepple. Good morning, Randi. Good morning. What do you think? Does. Jay Inslee have a chance. Reading occur. The democrat wins the next election. The reality is among Democrats primary voters the police already in politico and gently polling zero percent when he was included. Adult couple percent among democratic voters. This point Donald Trump is more popular than democrat leaders democratic consultant, Kathy Allen is also with us this morning, Kathy. How do you view the Jay Inslee candidacy breath of fresh air, and no pun intended. I think that in taking a look at that. It's important when you're running a campaign in the field of the cast of thousands. Your message has got to be unique you have to have a solid base and more importantly, you gotta have somebody. Who's likable fact is is that this guy is among the most likeable and somebody who actually loves the challenge of what this is all about he relishes the fact that he's starting at zero percent. Are you kidding me? We've had some comments from some other consultants or observers who say they don't think the climate change is the top priority among democratic voters in that that this is not going to help Inslee. That's this much Kathy. What do you think about that? Well, that all depends if he's going after among other things young voters and. Yeah. A young voters under thirty five years of age. Those voters are very tuned into all things that are climate change. And the other part is that we can't forget this guy's a governor the stint he had is president of the democratic governors association has made him somebody who actually has a presence in terms of all of the other governors who literally have been taking a look at. Why is it? We're not getting crap from Washington DC. The fact is is that he does now highlight what it's like to be running at a governor at the same time. He's got a singular message, and he's a nice guy. Well, Republican Randy Pepple does being a governor. Give Jay Inslee any kind of an advantage. Loyd if he'd actually done anything, but we can look at six years Jay Inslee in office in Washington city. And even Jay Inslee cannot tell us a single thing he has accomplished in in those six years to he has gotten done, and that will become very apparent to democrat. Primary voters says he proceeds along the quest as they are reminded by other democratic candidates. There. There's nothing behind the curtain. Jay Inslee talks a good game about climate change. But it's mainly hot air because after a thirty year career in public. James lee. That he has on his resume after thirty years in public office. One more quick question for each beat. I'll give it to you, Randi. I who should the Republicans be most worry about among in the democratic field. I think the Republicans don't need to be worried about anybody in the democrat field because the Democrats to select a candidate. They're ultimately with the Republican after concerned about what? Because that's going to determine whether or not we elect Republican president in twenty twenty far more than. All right and democrat, Kathy Allen, who should the Republicans fear most in the Democratic Party right now, actually, they should just fear. Donald trump. I kind of tend to agree. The fact is is that when it comes to the Democrats right now, the most important part is that, you know, they're the party of the white boys over seventy five, and you know, we're the party that has young people who are living today's real issues, and we got a lot of women. I mean, the fact is these guys are kind of like the light boy paid Kathy Allen Randy Pepple. We appreciate you. Both spending some time with us Washington. Governor Jay Inslee announced. He's running for president the KOMO morning news with MandA factor. And Gregg Hersholt on KOMO news..

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KOMO

04:16 min | 2 years ago

"randy pepple" Discussed on KOMO

"Komo news one thousand FM ninety seven seven the former US marine now behind bars in a Moscow prison with a Russian saying he was a spy Paul Whalen family says he was Moscow for a wedding. And is not a spy. Here's ABC news chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz with more. We lend is the head of global security for a Michigan auto parts company. He has visited Russia multiple times and has a social media presence. There is well this trip was personnel. A friend's wedding. His brother says he is one hundred percent certain his twin is not a spy. I can't think of any plausible reason that Paul was arrested in Russia. We lend to rest follows on the heels of Russian agent Maria is guilty plea in the US to charges of trying to infiltrate conservative political circles mitt Romney's out with a scathing op Ed in the Washington. Post highly critical of President Trump. This comes just as Republicans in South Carolina and the US Virgin Islands are flirting with the idea of cancelling their presidential primaries in twenty twenty as never to protect the president from a challenge from within his own party close. Jeff Pohjola spoke with Republican strategist Randy Pepple and democratic strategist Kathy Allen is pretty typical of political parties that when they have an incumbent president. They tried to avoid having any kind of primary challenger to that and company because they know that that drains away resources from the general election the effort, and so I think this is pretty typical and really a non story. But do you actually think this is going to go forward? Because would you not be then depriving the voters right to have a say? I think that the fact that it came out of the from the US virgin Erkin islands trying to ingratiate himself with President Trump. But no other state is saying, yes, we should change the rules of delegate selection to prohibit the primary challenge. I think it's pretty pretty much a non event now the Romney op, Ed. It is significant in that it shows that Mitt Romney will be a Senator starting tomorrow is going to take on the mantle in the US Senate at least of being the chief of the Republican resistance to Donald Trump. I think at least he's going to try. I also think it was a bigger statement that Mitt Romney came out just on this day to actually kinda like launch what could be a presidential effort, very similar to what we saw in regards to Elizabeth Warren and doing this the day before we all go back into the into Senate, and congress the fact is it belies more than just the obvious announcement in both cases, it's predicated on their personal political ambition. I think and also I believe that what it does. Is it kind of lets everyone else. No. If you're actually step up and run, then no you're going to be running against me and take out your checkbook. Do you think Mitt Romney runs for president in twenty twenty? I think that it it looks to me like if it falls in a way that people gravitate around him. Yes. Which is why I think you see all of the Trump forces at and now aligning themselves early with the Republican party. We are one kind of going forward. I do think that that's kind of a an effort to preempt anyone particularly Mitt Romney from getting in that race. Yeah. I I think that what Mitt Romney is doing is preparing for a post world and leadership in the Republican party in that post Trump world now before the twenty twenty election, or after it, I don't think anybody knows. But given that Donald Trump is nothing if not unpredictable. It's no guarantee that he will seek a second term the special counsel report and action by congress on impeachment. Could have a say in that. But he could also decide that it is not worth his time to get into an election that he would lose and nothing could be worse for Donald Trump and losing. So he may well not run again. That's Republican strategist Randy Pepple and democratic strategist Kathy Allen talking with komo's Jeff Pohjola..

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04:38 min | 2 years ago

"randy pepple" Discussed on KOMO

"Seattle. We have forty four degrees. Komo news time four oh five Mitt Romney is out with a scathing op Ed in the Washington Post today, highly critical of President Trump, and this comes just as Republicans in South Carolina, anti US Virgin Islands are flirting with the idea of cancelling their presidential primaries in twenty twenty as an effort to protect the president from a challenge from within his own party. Komo's Jeff Pohjola spoke with Republican strategist Randy Pepple. Democratic strategist Kathy Allen is pretty typical of. Political parties that when they have an incumbent president. They tried to avoid having any kind of primary challenger to that and company because they know that that drains away resources from a general election the effort, and so I think this is pretty typical and really a non story. But do you actually think this is going to go forward? Because would you not be then depriving the voters right to have a say? Well, I think that the fact that it came out of the from the US Virgin Islands trying to ingratiate himself with President Trump. But no other state is saying, yes, we should change the rules of delegate selection to prohibit primary challenge. I think it's pretty pretty much a non event now the Romney op, Ed I think is significant in that it shows that Mitt Romney. Senator starting tomorrow. Is going to take on the mantle in the US Senate at least of being the chief of the Republican resistance to Donald Trump. I think at least he's going to try. I also think it was a bigger statement that Mitt Romney came out just on this day to actually kinda like launch what could be a presidential effort, very similar to what we start in regards to Elizabeth Warren and doing this the day before we all go back into the into Senate, and congress the fact is it belies more than just the obvious pronouncement in both cases, it's predicated on their personal political ambition. I think and also I believe that what it does. Is it kind of lets everyone else. No. If you're going to actually step up and run, then no you're going to be running against me. And take out your checkbook you think Mitt Romney runs for president twenty twenty. I think that it it looks to me like if it falls in a way that people. People gravitate around him. Yes. Which is why I think you see all of the Trump forces at and now aligning themselves early with the Republican party. We are one kind of going forward. I do think that that's kind of an effort to preempt anyone particularly Mitt Romney from getting in that race. I think that what Mitt Romney is doing is preparing for a post Trump world and leadership in the Republican party in that post Trump world now whether that is before the twenty twenty election, or after it, I don't think anybody knows. But given that Donald Trump is nothing if not unpredictable. It's no guarantee that he will seek a second term the special counsel report and action by congress on impeachment. Could have a say in that. But he could also decide that it is not worth his time to get into an election that he would lose and nothing could be worse for Donald Trump and losing. So he may well run again, that's Republican strategist Randy Pepple. Democratic strategists Kathy. Allen speaking with komo's Jeff Pohjola. Spokane valley company will open a factory in Vietnam. As a hedge against any future. Trade dispute between the US and China. Here's komo's Bill. O'neil key Toronto produces electrons for other companies at factories in the US, China and Mexico. The spokesman review reports more of the company's electric components made in China and eventually sold in the United States are subject to tariffs because of the Trump administration's trade policies new factory is expected to open in July will allow key to shift some of its production from China to Vietnam reducing manufacturing costs and avoiding some tariffs. Key Tron employs about fifty five hundred people. Worldwide including two hundred fifty at Spokane valley headquarters. Bill O'neil, KOMO news. Komo news time four ten. Here's Tom at the Harley exterior sports desk. Well, it looks like the husky football team will need to replace all of its terrific secondary next season. Komo's Bill Swartz with details of an underclassmen who's making the jump to pro football all Pac twelve safety. Taylor rap announces he is foregoing the final year of eligibility with the Washington huskies to enter the NFL draft last weekend, the junior from Bellingham spoke with KOMO news about the dogs hard road to Pasadena. This year is.

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"randy pepple" Discussed on KOMO

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04:24 min | 2 years ago

"randy pepple" Discussed on KOMO

"To trickle in Republicans and Democrats trying to make sense of the numbers. Komo's Jeff Pohjola. Spoke to Randy Pepple and Kathy Allen political strategists from both sides of the aisle. What is the message that the American people are sending well, it's a conflicted message. I think what you saw on election night. And what you're continuing to see in the balance that are being counted is that the thing that Donald Trump cared. Most about was protecting the Senate majority one to protect against impeachment from a house majority controlled by Democrats and to continue the personnel moves of appointing judges, which depend upon the Senate, and he succeeded in that I mean right now, the Republicans are are at plus two in the Senate now that could end up just being plus one if. Florida which is going to go to recount and has already in the courts if that turns around and and Senator Nelson holds onto his seat there. And in Arizona, where there's still a half a million votes to be counted. And it's within ten thousand votes there for Republican seats. So. Either way Trump holds his Senate majority. But in going so hard on immigration last couple of weeks and ignoring the economy, he gave up any chance of a house majority. And right now, even though there are still thirteen races to be called across the country, including foreign California. The Democrats have won a majority there. Two twenty three right now best case scenario for Republicans would be holding them to to eight but they could go over to thirty. So it's a conflicted message, frankly, Kathy. What's happened is that usually when the last votes came in in most elections, you would find that they were conservative votes are less than that was the actual. I would say the tradition up until about four years ago. But now what we've seen in both the local races as well as the national races. Is that Democrats have continued to chip away in terms of those? Ideally, what we think is that we're going to pick up both Arizona as well. As what you see? Right now in Florida, just taking a look at the preponderance of those last voters, which we did research on here. The people who actually voted in the last two days are people who are very decidedly younger they are often women there for more urban areas. And frankly, just like you saw here we've been continuing to pick up votes and pick up state seats after that the other thing I saw is that despite what happened in terms of these two countries of ours that split right down the middle. Now one led by the house. The other led by the Senate. The fact is Trump still has to be the guy that comes out to come up with the headline to not distract people from what the actual election was he didn't if give him twenty four hours, and he was firing sessions. He's doing the birthright stop he's doing all these things to sort of take the the emphasis off of this election, that's democratic strategist Kathy. Allen and Republican strategist Randy Pepple. Talking. We've KOMO Jeff Pohjola. For more of the conversation. You can subscribe to the KOMO politic asked available wherever you get your podcasts. Investigators in Europe say they've nabbed the suspects behind a robbery in Italy that made international headlines not so fast. Police catch up at the thieves who carried out a bowl daytime Royal jewel heist in Venice, I'm ABC's. Megan Williams, Italian police say it took months of carefully examining video footage. Cellphone records and social media to catch the five suspects arrested in Croatia for carrying off with jewels worth several million dollars from Venice museum. Police used images to measure the men's heights and even compared to ring one war with the same ring. He wore on a Facebook posting for Croatians and a Serbian are now in custody in Zagreb Croatia's capital. One of the arrested is believed to be part of a global network of jewelry thieves known as the pink Panthers and a suspect in another heist seven years ago in Switzerland, where jewels worth thirteen million dollars per stolen. Authorities say the Jews have not yet been retrieved as the investigation continues. Your money at twenty and fifty past the hour on KOMO news US stocks fell as crude oil prices were on track to drop for the tenth consecutive day. Friday evening, a slump that began in early October.

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04:25 min | 2 years ago

"randy pepple" Discussed on KOMO

"Ninety seven seven has results from Tuesday's midterm continue to trickle in Republicans and Democrats trying to make sense of the numbers. Komo's Jeff Pohjola. Spoke to the Randy Pepple and Kathy Allen political strategists from both sides of the aisle. What is the message that the American people are sending well, it's a conflicted message. I think what you saw on election night in what you're continuing to see in the ballots. That are being counted is that the thing that Donald Trump cared? Most about was protecting the Senate majority one to protect against impeachment from a house majority controlled by Democrats and to continue the personnel moves of appointing judges, which depend upon the Senate, and he succeeded in that I mean right now, the Republicans are are at plus two in the Senate now that could end up just being plus one. If Florida which is going to go to recount and has already in the courts if that turns around and Senator Nelson holds onto his seat there. And in Arizona, where there's still a half a million votes to be counted. And it's within ten thousand votes there for Republican seats. So. Either way Trump holds his Senate majority. But in going so hard on immigration the last couple of weeks and ignoring the economy, he gave up any chance of a house majority. And right now, even though there are still thirteen races to be called across the country, including foreign California. The Democrats have won majority there. Two twenty three right now best case scenario for Republicans would be holding them to to eight but they could go over to thirty. So it's a conflicted message. Frankly, what's happened is that usually win the last votes came in in most elections, he would find that. They were conservative votes are less that that was the actual. I would say the tradition up until about four years ago. But now what we've seen in both the local races as well as the national races. Is that Democrats have continued at chip away in terms of those? Ideally, what we think is that we're going to pick up both Arizona as well. As what you see? Right now in Florida, just taking a look at the preponderance of those last voters, which we did research on here. The people who actually voted in the last two days are people who are very decidedly younger they are often women there for more urban areas. And frankly, just like you saw here we've been continuing to pick up votes and pick up state seats after that the other thing I saw is that despite what happened in terms of these two countries of ours that split right down the middle. Now one led by the house. The other led by the Senate. The fact is Trump still has to be the guy that comes out to come up with the headline to not distract people from what the actual election was he didn't forgive twenty four hours, and he was firing sessions. He's doing the birthright stop he's doing all these things to sort of take the emphasis off of this election. That's democratic strategist Kathy. Allen and Republican strategist Randy Pepple. Talking with komo's Jeff Pohjola. From the conversation. You can subscribe to the KOMO politic asked available wherever you get your podcasts. Investigators in Europe say they've nabbed the suspects behind robbery in Italy that made international headlines not so fast. Police catch up at the thieves who carried out a bowl daytime Royal jewel heist in Venice. I may be sees. Megan Williams, Italian police say it took months of carefully examining video footage. Cellphone records and social media to catch the five suspects arrested in Croatia for carrying off with jewels worth several million dollars from Venice museum. Police used images to measure the men's heights and even compared to ring one war with the same ring. He wore a Facebook posting for Croatians in a Serbian are now in custody in Zagreb Croatia's capital. One of the arrested is believed to be part of a global network of jewelry thieves known as the pink Panthers and a suspect in another heist seven years ago in Switzerland where jewels worth thirteen million dollars for stolen. Authorities say the Jews have not yet been retrieved as the investigation continues. Your money at twenty and fifty past the hour on KOMO news. Here's your KOMO propel insurance money update. From ABC news Wall Street now stocks slid into the.

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03:44 min | 2 years ago

"randy pepple" Discussed on KOMO

"Continue to trickle in Republicans and Democrats are trying to make sense of the numbers. Komo's Jeff Pohjola. Spoke with Randy Pepple and Kathy Allen political strategists from both sides of the aisle. What is the message that the American people are sending well, it's a conflicted message. I think what you saw on election night in what you're continuing to see in the balance that are being counted is that the thing that Donald Trump cared. Most about was protecting the Senate majority one to protect against impeachment from a house majority controlled by Democrats and to continue the personnel moves of appointing judges, which depend upon the Senate, and he succeeded in that I mean right now, the Republicans are are at plus two in the Senate now that could end up just being plus one. If Florida which is going to go to recount and has already in the courts if that turns around and and Senator Nelson holds onto his seat there. And in Arizona, where they're still a half a million votes to be counted. And it's within ten thousand votes there for Republican seats. So. Either way Trump holds his Senate majority. But in going so hard on immigration last couple of weeks and ignoring the economy, he gave up any chance of a house majority. And right now, even though there are still thirteen races to be called across the country, including foreign California. The Democrats have won a majority there. Two twenty three right now best case scenario for Republicans would be holding them to to twenty eight but they could go over to thirty. So it's a conflicted message, frankly, Kathy. What's happened is that usually win the last votes came in in most elections, you would find that. They were conservative votes are less that that was the actual. I would say the tradition up until about four years ago. But now what we've seen in both the local races as well as the national races. Is that Democrats have continued to chip away in terms of those? Ideally, what we think is that we're going to pick up both Arison a- as well. As what you see? Right now in Florida, just taking a look at the preponderance of those last voters, which we did research on here. The people who actually voted in the last two days are people who are very decidedly younger, they are often women there from more urban areas, and frankly, just like you saw here we've been continuing to pick up votes and pick up state seats after that the other thing I saw is that despite what happened in terms of these two countries of ours that split right down the middle. Now one led by the house. The other led by the Senate. The fact is Trump still has to be the guy that comes out to come up with the headline to not distract people from what the actual election was he didn't give him twenty four hours, and he was firing sessions. He's doing the birthright stop he's doing all these things to sort of take the the emphasis off of this election democratic strategist, Kathy Allen and Republican strategist Randy Pepple. Speaking with komo's Jeff Pohjola. Woah. For more of the conversation. You can subscribe to the KOMO politic asked available wherever you get your podcasts with this week's defeat of a carbon tax now initiative sixteen thirty one was defeated in thirty six of Washington's thirty nine counties ended attracted a record amount of campaign spending mostly from oil companies proponents like governor Jay Inslee agreed in the aftermath of that defeat. It's hard for people to approve higher prices for fossil fuels, even if it encourages them to change their habits, the next focus of the climate change debate. Maybe the state legislature bills to accelerate the transition to cleaner. Sources of energy are expected to be filed a spokesman for.

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03:09 min | 2 years ago

"randy pepple" Discussed on KOMO

"Three degrees. Komo news time three oh, six as results from Tuesday's midterms continue to trickle and Republicans and Democrats are trying to make sense of the numbers come loose. Jeff Pohjola spoke with Randy Pepple and Kathy Allen political strategists from both sides of the aisle. What is the message that the American people are sending well, it's a conflicted message. I think what you saw on election night in what you're continuing to see in the balance that are being counted is that the thing that Donald Trump cared. Most about was protecting the Senate majority one to protect against impeachment from a house majority controlled by Democrats and to continue the personnel moves of appointing judges, which depend upon the Senate, and he succeeded in that I mean right now, the Republicans are are at plus. To in the Senate now that could end up just being plus one if Florida which is going to go to recount and has already in the courts if that turns around and and Senator Nelson holds onto his seat there. And in Arizona, where there's still a half a million votes to be counted. And it's within ten thousand votes there for Republican seats. So. Either way Trump holds his Senate majority. But in going so hard on immigration the last couple of weeks and ignoring the economy, he gave up any chance of a house majority. And right now, even though there are still thirteen races to be called across the country, including foreign California. The Democrats have won a majority. There are two twenty three right now best case scenario for Republicans would be holding them to to twenty eight but they could go over to thirty. So it's a conflicted message, frankly, Kathy. What's happened is that usually when the last votes came in in most elections, you would find that they were conservative votes are less that that was the actual. I would say the tradition up until about four years ago. But now what we've seen in both the local races as well as the national races. Is that Democrats have continued to chip away in terms of those? Ideally, what we think is that we're going to pick up both Arizona as well. As what you see? Right now in Florida, just taking a look at the preponderance of those last voters, which we did research on here. The people who actually voted in the last two days are people who are very decidedly younger they are often women there for more urban areas. And frankly, just like you saw here we've been continuing to pick up votes and pick up state seats after that the other thing I saw is that know despite what happened in terms of these two countries of ours that split right down the middle. Now one led by the house. The other led by the Senate. The fact is Trump still has to be the guy that comes out to come up with the headline to not distract people from what the actual election. What's he didn't give him twenty four hours, and he was firing sessions. He's doing the birthright stop he's doing all these things to sort of take the emphasis off of this election. That's democratic strategist Kathy Allen and Republican strategist Randy Pepple. Speaking.

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KOMO

05:59 min | 2 years ago

"randy pepple" Discussed on KOMO

"Kirsten gillibrand who has been a very vocal politician this year. She is a US Senator for New York and we've heard more from her and her stance against Donald Trump in the last several months, and she is now projected to win with thirty percent of the precincts reporting that seventy seven we continue our election coverage with our analysts here this evening. Joining us matter of fact, we were all gathered here in the same room a couple years ago tonight. I'd like to welcome capi. Alan and Randy Pepple guys. Thank you so much for joining us on the show. It's great to have you with us on this election night. Kathy is a democratic strategist. And Randy is a Republican strategist. And somehow they manage to get along when they are sitting here in KOMO news land behave themselves while they're here. Right. Always. So what is it? Randy let me begin with you. What is it that you're watching tonight so closely? Well, what I was watching to see whether a blue way was just going to start on the east coast and just move as we moved across the time zones to the west, and what you're seeing is really a mixed message. The Republicans are going to hold the US Senate. It looks like they're gonna add seats. It looks like the Democrats have been slowly picking up Republican seats that they were expected to win. And so it looks like they're probably going to get to a narrow majority, but it could still stop. So you're not seeing the sweeping wave in. It's more much more on a state by state basis. And what you are seeing though also is big turnouts. You're seeing record turnout in Illinois, for instance. And and some of the other states that are saying they're they are having bigger mid turnouts in ever. And so, and that's certainly the case here. Also, he mentioned the seats. They need thirty five Senate seats are on the line, and the Democrats would need to flip to GOP seats and not lose any at all ready lost may have already lost once and that you sit there and you say, hey, that's just two seats. What's the big deal? That's not as easy as it sounds though, explain why. Well, because there are very few Republican seats that are up. There are ten democrat held you a Senate seats in states that Donald Trump won two years ago. So those ten were. Facing an uphill battle. Now. Several of them have already one Joe Manchin is one in in West Virginia, for instance. But that's an interesting one too because he won and he survived there. And that was forty percent went Trump's less Trump. Yeah. So it, but you see people like Joe Donnelly in Indiana losing. So that he was the incumbent, but the Republicans are going to hold the US Senate and the house it looks like it's going towards the Democrats, but they're not winning every one of the races. They only have to win about half of them to take control. And you're feeling pretty confident about that still Kathy. Right. I'm going to be a little bit more conservative based upon two years ago when I was so insistent that we were going to have a progressive right on woman for president. If I remember you were both actually kind of on that everybody who saw the writing on the wall. The pollsters led us to believe something and something else happened. Well, I can tell you tonight. What has happened is that the Democrats that are losing are not women and. What we now see is that we have a preponderance of women we've already beat the record right now. When only half of the states have reported in what we have is more women winning than we've ever had before in the country. And the other part is is that almost all of them are Democrats, the other part, you should know is that as you see it. It's true. It's a mishmash of things. It's like nobody is like it's not this wave that continues to pick up more votes as they go. But it is some here. Some there some over here. The fact is is that what we see is the more strident candidates at those that are likely to be losing. And those are the more moderate, I those that are actually picking up for either Democrats or Republicans, and what does that tell you? That tells us that we ought to get along a little bit better. If we only could just work a little harder and not just trying to kill each other slid each other's throats, maybe we could get more done. But Randy was just talking about, you know, noticeable Blue Wave coming across the country. No, big red wine. Later. But my point was we haven't seen the polls close here in the west. And that's where I would imagine many of the Democrats would actually pick up some some support like background noise. Sound like a wave? By the time. You get to the west coast, Oregon, Washington, California, I'm gonna say even Arizona, and maybe New Mexico, certainly Nevada when you get there. That's where all of the bets are off. Because I think that's where we are the strongest. When you're hearing what she's saying, you're being very, quiet. And I know it's because you're being very polite. But do you do you take? Well, I think the Kathy's right that when you get to the west coast all bets are off the Democrats are counting on picking up a half dozen seats in California. They're in the house a lot at stake. There a lot at stake. There. You've got the governor's race in Oregon democrat incumbent that that race is really tightened up. Although not sure that the Republicans going to be able to get there. What about the governor's race in California to go after Jerry Brown? See, right. But diving Gavin Newsom said that seat in the bag ever since the gettys put up the money to to push him into the race. So Gavin Newsom will be the next governor of California. But what's he going to be able to get done? You know, even with the super majorities at Jerry Brown has had they've got some conservative Democrats down there. The kind of which don't really exist in Washington state, but the conservative Democrats have put a roadblock in front of some of the more progressive the far left stuff that that come through the assembly. So I don't know the Gavin Newsom will be able to achieve what he wants to. As a former mayor of San Francisco, it's gonna be a great night ahead. And we're going to be right here for you here on KOMO news. Our analyst Kathy Allen Randy Pepple will be back in moments guys. Thank you again for being a part of our election coverage. Komo news time seven twelve Bob KENDALL. There's.

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01:39 min | 2 years ago

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"Komo AAA traffic every ten minutes on the fours, but things are moving relatively well on the major freeways and arterials around the Puget Sound area king Pierce home. She kids have counties still have disabled vehicle northbound in the HOV lane north of the west Seattle freeway, but that may be largely out of the way. So that really slowing things down much and there's a silver alert out state patrol asking for help in finding a nineteen ninety nine beige Acura T L as Washington license plate S H A H L A S H A H L A, you see it. Call nine one one. Your next report. One forty four. I'm Mike katelyn. Komo news. Hi, everybody Saturday morning, we've made it to the weekend. And it's the final one of September. We're going to start out with quite a bit of sunshine, but it's gonna fade pretty quickly later on today. Look for increasing clouds chance for a couple of stray showers already for the first half of the weekend. Mainly over the cascades, or near the coastline is for most of us still barely in the low seventies great for getting out to the cider fest in gig harbor, but as we head into Sunday final day the month things do change out at chance for showers and a cooler day in the sixties and the KOMO weather center, I'm meteorologist, Shannon O'Donnell. Twenty four seven news continues now on KOMO news clearing following that rank is hearing on Capitol Hill, which was viewed by the way by more than twenty million. People are Republicans any closer to getting Brett cabin on the supreme court almost Jeff Pohjola. One of the millions who hung on every word. He spoke with Republican strategist Randy Pepple along with democratic strategist, Kathy Allen, let's start with you. Randy. What what did we see Thursday? Well,.

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03:36 min | 2 years ago

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"Of, Arizona known. For his ability to cross the island get things done komo's. Jeff Pohjola talk with Republican strategist Randy? Pepple, the first question I would put to you is pretty simple what is the legacy of John McCain well I think, the legacy of John McCain is a man who was dedicated to serving his country both in the military and then, in the US congress and US Senate and a commitment to. That service that was not just about self but was about putting one above party and sticking to principles the one thing I, remember about, John McCain or at least that sticks in. My head is that he was, as you say above party he he was a Republican to. Be sure but when he felt like it he would buck trends. With his party, and vote against it and most notably was. That dramatic thumbs down on the Repeal of ObamaCare, not too. Long ago repeal ObamaCare certainly the latest example Senator McCain going. Against the grain if you will of? Of, his political party but it's certainly not the only one and Senator McCain seemed to relish that maverick image and that, approach to public service so what's next for the Senate because he is we've talked in the past things have become, more and more polarized in in John McCain was one of. Those few that would cross party lines when when he saw it necessary it is unfortunate that in politics at all levels we, have lost, the kind of commitment to principle everything is. Viewed in a partisan lens and, I don't know that the passing of John McCain signifies that. Big of a change in the US Senate because frankly The US Senate has been operating on on Gary strict partisan terms for the last decade, or more it's just the nature of, American politics right now. And then. You turn to the future and who might the governor of Arizona appoint to fill out at least. The next two years of his term before a special election can be hold those are going to be some big shoes. To fill no matter who gets? Their absolutely there, there isn't somebody who's going, to fill John McCain shoes in the United States Senate stepping in as a as a rookie Senator they certainly will fill out the term that is, left by his passing but they're not going to, have the type of stature that he had and. And fortunately the governor of Arizona respectfully, is not talking about possible replacements until after Senator McCain is interred at the end of the week but already others are Commenting on who that might be there's. There's a couple of former congressman there's there's people who worked for John McCain in the past and people who worked for the governor in. The past and what I saw is that unfortunately. Even that decision has already getting caught up in the politics the the partisan politics of the times that will the governor who was up for election this fall pick somebody that would offend. The base that supports Donald Trump will he appoint somebody, that offenders those who supported John McCain. And that's unfortunately the debate that's going on or will go on and Arizona, Republican strategist Randy Pepple with komo's.

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03:41 min | 2 years ago

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"One thousand. FM ninety seven seven the nation continues? To, mourn the loss of US Senator John McCain of Arizona known for his ability to cross the island get things done, komo's Jeff Pohjola talked with Republican strategist Randy Pepple the first question I would put to you is is pretty simple, what is the legacy of John McCain well I think the. Legacy of John McCain is a man who was dedicated to serving his country both in the military and then in the US, congress and, US Senate and a commitment to that service that was not just about self but was about putting one above party, and sticking to principles the one thing I remember about, John McCain or at, least that, sticks in my head is that he was as you say above party he he was a Republican to be sure But, when. He felt like it he would buck trends with his party and and vote against it and most notably was that dramatic, thumbs down on. The, repeal, of ObamaCare not too long, ago repeal. ObamaCare certainly the latest example Senator McCain going against the grain if. You will of of his political party? But, it's certainly not the only one and Senator McCain seemed to relish that maverick image and that approach to public service, so what's next for the Senate because he is we've talked in the past things have become more and more polarized, in John McCain was one of those few that would cross. Party lines when when he saw it necessary it is unfortunate that in politics at all levels we have lost the kind of, commitment to, principle everything is viewed in a partisan land And I don't know that the passing of John McCain signifies that big of. A change in the US Senate, because frankly the US Senate has been operating on on very strict. Partisan terms for the last decade or more it's just the nature of, American politics right now. And then. You turn to the future and who might the governor of Arizona appoint to fill out at least. The next two years of his term before a special election can be hold those are going to be some big shoes. To fill no matter who gets? There absolutely there, there isn't somebody who's going, to fill John McCain shoes in the United States Senate stepping in as a as a rookie Senator they certainly will fill out the term that, is left by his passing but they're not going, to have the type of stature that he had. An and fortunately the governor of Arizona Respectfully is not talking, about possible replacements until after Senator McCain is interred at the end of the week but already others. Are commenting on who that might be there's there's. A couple of former congressman there's there's people who had worked for John McCain in the past and people who worked for the governor in the past and what I saw is that unfortunately. Even that decision has already getting caught up in the, politics the the partisan politics. Of. The. Times that will the governor who was up for election this fall pick somebody, that would offend the base that supports Donald Trump. Will he appoint somebody that offends those who supported John McCain and that's, unfortunately the debate that's going on or will go on Zona that's Republican strategist Randy Pepple,.

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05:11 min | 2 years ago

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"Is at the editor's desk thanks for joining us as we take a look at some of the day's top stories, on this, same day that Facebook announced it suspended or dismantled more than six hundred pages tied to coordinated inauthentic behaviour deceptive actors trying to. Influence American voters ahead of the two thousand eighteen, election President Trump, at a rally in West Virginia tonight told supporters. He's concerned about first amendment rights on the internet saying social media censorship must be stopped. Also on his mind today certainly, the potential, political fallout. Of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen getting inside on this. Story we talked with two political strategists including Republican Randy Pepple it is certainly not good for the president who Accuse. Associates one is very closest associated after the attorney Plead guilty and it, is more clearly from Colin plea because now The There's only one target. There you're a proud member of the Republican. Party I know that you do not share that pride when it comes to the, president but I'm curious what you think the reverberations will be within your party to the events of this. Day Certainly it will come 'cause who've been very supportive of the Until now For the, most part I think both elected officials or candidates who support the president will continue to do so and goes within the Republican party upset To work on I have my own priorities For my constituents obey aren't. Related to Donald Trump is tweeting about today I think they'll. Continue to go that way Well that's Republican. Strategist Randy Pepple and komo's Jeff Pohjola spoke with democratic strategist Ron dots, our you work in politics you've run? Campaigns, if you are a democrat seeking a seat in the house of representatives what do you do with. This information well you know what I do If I. Really, campaign Ida run a picture of all of. The confidante of President Trump that have been found guilty or accusations of the maiden said, this what you. Want in BC the Republican got problem they have stood by in styling not raising any of these issues, with the president well he said he did not, make any reimbursement he did not do any of this in pretty clearly from Richard Cohen's guilty plead. Today in fact did so I would make him as he always is going to be anyway a referendum in this political cycle people are going to. Try, to run from, him but it's going to be hard to do because, the Republicans. In the house and in. The Senate now. That one time or seriously taking on this administration and the any windows, have and not live if they have? Been, fomenting on the? American public What if you're on the, Republican side what do you do to defend against, this because waves tend to get help with something like this happening just a couple of months before. Election day absolutely I think this could take away from a from a wave two phenomenon in so if you're a Republican either incumbent or an open You gotta find many. Many ways to try to, teach yourself from his presidency the problem is it is a very very difficult thing to that is political strategist Ron dots our speaking with komo's Jeff Pohjola meanwhile a lawyer for Michael Cohen is, suggesting that President Trump could be accused of the same? Crimes his former attorney just pleaded guilty to lawyer Lanny Davis said it Cohen testified that Trump directed him to commit a. Crime by paying hush money to two women who. Claimed they had, affairs with Trump Davis, also asked if, those payments. Were a crime for Michael Cohen then, why wouldn't they be a crime for Donald? Trump coin is facing prison time after pleading guilty to eight counts of tax evasion Bank fraud and campaign. Finance. Violation violations President Trump's name was not mentioned in Cohen's plea deal KOMO news. Time six twenty time here propel insurance money update stock Closed higher again today though the. Gains, were trimmed somewhat late in the trading session the Dow Jones industrial average gained sixty three points. To close at twenty five thousand eight twenty. Two the NASDAQ composite rose, thirty eight points the s. and p. five hundred gained five points Kohl's shares reversed an early decline to close up more than one and a half percent the department store chain reported better than, expected profit and revenue for its latest quarter and raised? Its outlook for the year sales came in better than expected us Kohl's sold more products at full price helping boost margins. That's your money now calls numbers probably why not. Because I had, to buy my kid, his back to, college close Hit twenty and fifty past the. Hour traffic next everything.

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01:52 min | 2 years ago

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"The mercury a little bit take get you pump it as we head into wednesday and thursday temps back into the low to mid seventy s still stolen that comfort zone but a little bit brighter a little bit warmer then send in the clouds will increase the overcast we head into friday afternoon a chance for rain back just in time for the weekend friday night into saturday morning in the komo weather center i'm meteorologist shannon o'donnell right now in seattle mostly clear skies and at sixty seven degrees at komo news who we continue with our super tuesday midterm edition coverage earlier this afternoon we heard from republican strategist randy pepple now it's the democrats turn komo's jeff pohjola spoke with strategist ron dots our the democrats hoping to pick up enough seats to take control of the us house of representatives this fall and possibly even the senate and first off ron what are the chances this fall and how do today's primaries factor into that you know i'm a different school in the sense that yeah primary do matter but the tendency of people to read too much into the primaries because the turnout changes usually it's worth another ten or fifteen point at least in the general election versus the primary so yes you got to get through the process but be careful trying to make that as a precursor of what's going to happen in november now as we know that for the ds to get control of the house of representatives they have to get a net gain i think about twenty three or twenty four seats by all historical measures the party that out of power i that they're not in the white house yeah gained at least that many seats if not more upwards of some cases sixty feet in one election cycle not too long ago so the prospects for the dams i think getting quote unquote control of the house and history matters that that the.

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01:30 min | 3 years ago

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"Gop chairman susan hutchinson declared her candidacy for the us senate on friday and a race against incumbent democrat maria cantwell gop analysts randy pepple telling us he believes hutchinson is a viable candidate to unseat can't well she's run before she's run a statewide organization she's well known and she'll bring all of that to the to the table in those member pepple says she's clearly the best republican in the race she is by far the strongest republican candidate i'm not trying to talk down any particular other person republican but but susan hutchinson will be in to come november in this crisis democratic strategist ron dots our though sees things differently i was thinking about this weekend apparatus in place without any fundraising place to jump into the race somebody must've coached your coaxed her into the race and i don't know that somebody was but you know you can't come into the united states senate race is ill prepared as she is and be taken as a serious candidate she doesn't have as you know a lot of history of electoral democratic strategist ron dots our and honor today for us supreme court associate justice ruth bader ginsburg ginsburg receiving the henry j friendly metal at the american law institute ninety fifth annual meeting the award was established in.

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02:26 min | 3 years ago

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"From politicians looking for the exits washington congressman dave reichert says he believes ryan and it's a real reason when i met with the speaker in september to make him aware that i would not be taking reelection we talked about family and i could see in his face and his facial expression in this is that family met a lot to him republican strategist randy pepple however things ryan who second in line to the presidency behind vice president pence he thinks ryan has a lofty position in mind i think that paul ryan is taking the long view and we'll see him the running for the presidency if not in twenty twenty twenty twenty four so wild pepple thinks there's a presidential run in store record fields ryan needs to recharge his batteries look i've been through tough elections paul's been through tough elections really it comes down to you know point in your life where you were you know it's time for you to leave and and spend some time quality time with the most important people in your life and and obviously everyone knows that's your family randy pepple they i think that it's clear that you're not gonna see congress take on a lot substantively remainder of this year and next year while see who's in the majority smoke rather than fat unknown speaker ryan decided he walks through his name to the next level and that's going to require not being in the house of representatives so why would paul ryan run in twenty twenty after all president trump might be seeking reelection at that point well i think that's a long way wait for president trump i mean his attention span doesn't quite get him to the next commercial break so i think to assume that he will want to be running for the presidency in two thousand twenty and that he would want to serve as president kill twenty twenty five i think that's a stretch i think there's a good chance he decides to walk away after one term and therefore we'll see a race for the republican nomination starting in january twenty twenty should be noted president trump has already announced he is running in twenty twenty so it remains to be seen whether pebbles prediction is political science fiction or if he's picked up on something in the future of the republican party charlie harger komo news.

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02:14 min | 3 years ago

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"The rain it's always slows things down so be careful on the roadways other than that we're looking at overnight low temperature somewhere around the forty mid forty s for the most part and then we're looking at a high tomorrow should be getting up to around fifty degrees but probably not more than that as the week goes on i don't see much of a change all of this so showers will continue to be a factor we'll have steady rain tonight showers tomorrow and it kind of sticks around for most of the week ahead they haven't macabre weather center i'm steve pool and currently in seattle we have light rain and forty eight degrees big dollars big attention on pennsylvania's eighteenth congressional district special election tonight polls closing about thirty five minutes ago very early results showing the democrat connor lamb in front of republican rix account by fifty two to forty seven percent but just one percent of precincts reporting for more on this we say hello to republican political strategist randy pepple good enough to join us on the komo newsline ready what's your take on this i mean there's been so many millions of dollars spent on a race that's going to be rerun again in november quite possibly with redrawn district a district lines holiness of of of special lessons because of a court case in pennsylvania the supreme court there has redrawn the district lines so let's get the gist in november the two candidates that are on the ballot today planning on running districts in november they'll file for different restricts next week so so it's a it's a strange situation special elections always aren't even even more weird shift your body a little bit randy on your cell phone or whatever you're on because it's a little bit of a fuzzy signal there but okay what can democrats and republicans both learned from this race dangerous take much of a special because by their nature the electorate turns out for a special is different from.

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