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AirTalk Listeners, How Much Do Political Endorsements Matter To You?




Comedian Dave Chappelle poses for a photo with a potential voter while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang on January 30, 2020 in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Comedian Dave Chappelle poses for a photo with a potential voter while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang on January 30, 2020 in North Charleston, South Carolina.
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Democratic presidential hopefuls have been trying all sorts of tactics to make themselves stand out in a crowded field—campaign events, advertisements, and social media. Today on AirTalk, we’re looking at whether political endorsements make a difference in a campaign.

Some big names like Mayor Eric Garcetti and Dianne Feinstein have voiced their support for Joe Biden, and dozens of current and former California politicians have endorsed Michael Bloomberg. Is that enough to make a difference to undecided voters?

Did a political endorsement help you decide who to vote for on March 3? Or are you looking for something else in a candidate? Join the conversation by calling 866-893-5722.

Guest:

Ben Christopher, reporter covering California politics and elections for CalMatters, where his recent piece is “Do endorsements for president even matter?”; he tweets @FromBenC