Party Politics

Joe Biden Announces Presidential Run

Air Force veteran MJ Hegar launches challenge to unseat Senator John Cornyn.

In this April 18, 2019, file photo, former vice president Joe Biden speaks at a rally in support of striking Stop & Shop workers in Boston.

After months of deliberation, former Vice President Joe Biden finally announced his decision to throw his hat in the ring for the 2020 Presidential Election.

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer analyze who are the front runners for 2020 and discuss whether Biden has a real shot of winning the Democratic nomination.

Jay and Brandon also discuss ideological shifts in the Democratic Party and how they could impact the 2020 election.


  • 2020 Presidential roundup – Congressman Seth Moulton is in; Elizabeth Warren's answer on student debt
  • President Trump cancels Iranian oil sanction waivers
  • Mueller report fallout, Treasury misses deadline for Trump tax returns
  • House Oversight Committee v. President Trump on financial records


  • MJ Hegar announces Senate run
  • Dallas and San Antonio municipal roundup
  • Texas House votes to legalize the farming of industrial hemp
  • Debate on property tax and school finance bills
  • End of Confederate Heroes Day?
  • End of Daylight Savings Time?

You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email Party Politics is produced by Sophie Moll, the audio engineer is Todd Hulslander and our digital editor is Alvaro ‘Al' Ortiz.

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