It’s “your turn” to set the agenda and share your views about conversations taking place in our region, including the handcuffing of black teens who were selling water bottles on the National Mall and the latest on the saga between slumlord Sanford Capital, its tenants and the District.
In 2014, a “Red Wave” brought Republicans their biggest majority in the House of Representatives since 1928. But even as the G.O.P made advances in traditional Democratic suburban strongholds, the District and nearby inner suburbs remain a deep shade of blue. So what does the Republican platform offer for these urban voters? And how can local Republicans make the case for urban policy within their party, when many members of the caucus hail from rural districts? Kojo looks at urban politics and policy from a Republican perspective.
- Jill Homan Republican National Committeewoman-Elect for DC; Alternate Delegate, D.C. Republican Party
- Jimmy Kemp President, Jack Kemp Foundation
- Tom Davis Director of federal government affairs, Deloitte LLP; Vice Chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority; President, Republican Main Street Partnership; Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-Va, Dist. 11).
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