2020 Candidate Conversations

Long-form interviews with 2020 Primary candidates on NHPR's flagship talk show, The Exchange. Features audio, transcripts, and video.

Allegra Boverman for New Hampshire Public Radio

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will be on the debate stage at the Democratic National Committee June 26 or 27. The two-term senator, who has been behind in the polls, recently met the 65,000 donor mark. Gillibrand has more than a decade of experience in Congress and the highest percentage of women donors. We ask Gillibrand about paid family leave, gun control, her version of a Green New Deal, and abortion rights.

2020 Candidate Conversation: Andrew Yang

May 9, 2019
Ali Oshinskie

 

  

Andrew Yang is running for President on $1,000 a month: his central campaign policy is the concept of Universal Basic Income, which he is calling a “Freedom Dividend,” a monthly stipend from the federal government for each American, ages 18 to 64.

Ali Oshinskie/NHPR

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld said he’s “not a fan of the Republican Party in Washington, D.C. today,” but he’s running for that party’s nomination for President. Weld spoke on The Exchange about his platforms as well as his distaste of President Trump. He has made a number of comments, sometime contradictory, about whether he’s running to win or to weaken Trump among Republicans. In an interview with Peter Biello, Weld said he “would never support Mr.

Dan Tuohy/NHPR

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld will challenge President Trump for the Republican nomination. It's not the former two-term governor's first shot for the Oval Office: he was the Libertarian vice presidential nominee in 2016 with Gary Johnson. He recently changed his party affiliation from Libertarian to Republican.

We ask Weld about economic policy, the role of government in social programming and where New Hampshire fits in his strategy to win the White House.

Send your questions for Bill Weld to exchange@nhpr.org or call in to ask your question on air, 1-800-892-6477.

2020 Candidate Conversation: Marianne Williamson

Apr 16, 2019
Ali Oshinskie/NHPR

Marianne Williamson's campaign is based on some of the same themes that brought her acclaim and finanicial success for the past 30 years. She is calling for a "moral and spiritual awakening" in this country. The best-selling author and lecturer on such topics as spirituality and miracles is calling for a new American revolution, a "politics of love." We'll ask Marianne Williamson what that means in terms of policy, including health care, immigration, education.  

Ali Oshinskie / NHPR

Former three-term Maryland Congressman John Delaney announced his run for the Democratic nomination in July 2017, the earliest of any candidate--a move seen as unusual even as candidates trend toward announcing earlier. Delaney casts himself as a moderate and says if elected he would sign only bipartisan legislation in his first 100 days as President.  He has said he will focus on what he believes matters to most Americans: jobs, wages, and opportunities for their children. 

 

2020 Candidate Conversation: U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Mar 21, 2019
Ali Oshinskie/NHPR

Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii declared her candidacy early this year, one of the first Democrats to do so in what has since become a crowded Primary field, with more candidates likely to jump in.  Gabbard is a Major in the Army National Guard and deployed twice to the Middle East.  She has called for a "sea change" in U.S. foreign policy and supports Medicare For All.