Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman: The First Debate
Listen to/Watch entire show:
We've just broadcast the first face-to-face confrontation between this year's candidates for Governor, Attorney General Jerry Brown and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman. We get reactions from Republicans and Democrats. Did Brown explain how 45 years in politics qualify him to be Governor all over again? Did Whitman demonstrate how her business experience prepared her to start at the top in politics? In what could be a low turnout election, did they reach their parties' most likely voters? What about Independents? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, it's another record year for campaign spending, with special interests unleashed as never before. We talk about the influence of campaign spending on Capitol Hill.
Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman: The First Debate ()
- Darry Sragow: Democratic political consultant
- Joel Fox: Editor, Fox and Hounds Daily
- Matthew Wheeler: Republican Gen Xer
- Brendan Joyce: Founding member, Generation for Change
- Rod Pacheco: District Attorney, County of Riverside
- Fernando Guerra: Director, LMU's Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles, @LMU_CSLA
Money and Influence on Capitol Hill ()
Two court rulings mean that corporations, unions and other special interests can now spend unlimited amounts of money for and against candidates for the Senate and Congress. If they organize as non-profits, donors don’t have to reveal their names.
- Dave Levinthal: Communications Director, Center for Responsive Politics, @davelevinthal
- Lawrence Lessig: Director, Harvard University's Safra Foundation Center for Ethics
- David Keating: Executive Director, Club for Growth, @campaignfreedom
- Stephen Ansolabehere: Professor of Government, Harvard University
Which Way L.A.? is made possible in part by the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, which supports study and research into policy issues of the Los Angeles region.
Engage & Discuss
BROUGHT TO YOU BY