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Is "A Better Deal" the Way Ahead for the Democratic Party?


“A Better Deal” --  That's how national Democratic leaders sum up their new pitch to voters, promising to tackle economic and political inequality.  Among their ideas: breaking up consolidated corporate power and lifting the minimum wage to fifteen dollars.  Reactions have been mixed.  We talk with Granite State Democrats about whether this new plan takes the party in the right direction.


  • Dante Scala - Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire and a fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy.
  • Donna Soucy -  Democratic NH Senator representing District 18 (parts of Manchester and Litchfield) since 2012, Deputy Democratic Leader.
  • Andru Volinsky - Democratic Executive Councilor.

Read the text of "A Better Deal."