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May Mailman: What the Wisconsin and Chicago Elections Tell Us

On this week’s episode, we examine two big election outcomes—the Chicago mayoral race and the swing seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Progressives won elections, and some are saying that, between the 2022 midterms and these races, it’s a warning sign to those who fight against liberal policies. May Mailman joins to discuss the results and implications. 


May Mailman is a senior fellow at Independent Women’s Law Center. She is a former legal advisor to President Donald J. Trump, where she advised on a wide range of policies including health care, immigration, and social issues. While in the White House, she also worked in the office of the Chief of Staff and the Staff Secretary’s office. Prior to entering public service, May practiced litigation in Denver. Earlier in her career, she taught sixth grade in Kansas City through Teach for America. May received a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas, where she served as Student Body Vice President. She also earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School.... 

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