January 17, 2022

Path to the 2022 Midterms: North Carolina Candidate Erica Smith

If the Democrats want to increase their razor-thin majority in the Senate, allowing them the possibility of changing senate rules and passing voting rights legislation and other critical goals of the Biden Administration, the State of North Carolina is an essential pickup. Incumbent Republican Richard Burr is retiring, and the state has been trending more and more blue. Late last year, our producer Ben Jackson sat down with Erica Smith, a progressive rural Democrat and former state senator who was running for the seat at the time. While Erica has since ended her Senate campaign and declared for the House, we wanted to bring you this episode as is because the things she says about the senate and her candidacy are so important.


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Sources for audio clips

These are the Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022 - CNN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3j4fvSRicM
Search warrant issued to Senator Richard Burr in connection to stock sales - CBS Mornings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7LgEj6C9vg
The Hope Of The South': Can State Senator Erica Smith Help Turn North Carolina Blue? - Roland S. Martin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9raar4tXDw&t=148s
US Senate Candidate, Erica Smith, Joins The Conversation - The Young Turks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02k7NmNDETs
Warnock on Voting Rights
Raphael Warnock: Voting Rights Are Not 'Just Another Issue' - Forbes Breaking News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYytmrbawao
Wealthiest got Richer During Pandemioc
Billionaires Got This Much RICHER During the Covid-19 Pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCizgkzX67Y
Connecting with Rural Communities
Why Winning Rural America is Key to a Progressive Future | NowThis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzQiBH1jDmI
Green New Jobs
Bloomberg Green: The Sustainable Jobs Market https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfcO6SVPenk
Erica Smith for US https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBAfMxWjObo

Show Credits

Host: Alyssa Milano
Executive Producer: Alyssa Milano
Associate Producer: Ben Jackson
Editing and Sound Production: Maciej Lewandowski
Music by: Josh Cooke & Eleisha Eagle and Milo Bugliari