Ep. 10: Running to Stay - An Incumbent Story
Women make up less than 20 percent of the members of the U.S. House of Representatives. In previous episodes, we’ve featured women running to serve in the chamber for the first time. This week, we’re telling the story of a woman who’s already made it and hopes to stay. Host Jenny Kaplan chats with Representative Cheri Bustos, a Democrat from IL-17, who is on the ballot for her fourth term. Cheri talks about what it felt like when she ran the first time and how that contrasts with her experience today. Experts share thoughts on the benefits of being an incumbent.
Special thanks to Moran Audio for the tunes and to Ben Broer for audio editing expertise!