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Politics Podcast: The Winnowing Begins

In the past few weeks, Rep. Seth Moulton, Gov. Jay Inslee and former Gov. John Hickenlooper have dropped out of the presidential race, with Hickenlooper declaring that he will run for U.S. Senate. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses what the early dropouts teach us about the Democratic Party and how the field may winnow going forward.

The team also debates how President Trump’s standing would be affected if the U.S. economy were to sour, given that there are some signs of global economic stress.



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Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.

Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

Clare Malone is a senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Micah Cohen is FiveThirtyEight’s managing editor.

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