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Two Long Island congressional races, two paths for the country come November. Newsday Opinion's new podcast, The Bellwether, follows Pete King and Lee Zeldin and their Democratic challengers Liuba Grechen Shirley and Perry Gershon as they fight (tightly contested races) in swing districts east of New York City. Will a blue wave overwhelm Republicans on Election Day? These Long Island races have the answer. Hosted by Mark Chiusano, produced by Amanda Fiscina, edited by Rita Ciolli and Eli Reyes.

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    • 4.8, 22 Ratings

Two Long Island congressional races, two paths for the country come November. Newsday Opinion's new podcast, The Bellwether, follows Pete King and Lee Zeldin and their Democratic challengers Liuba Grechen Shirley and Perry Gershon as they fight (tightly contested races) in swing districts east of New York City. Will a blue wave overwhelm Republicans on Election Day? These Long Island races have the answer. Hosted by Mark Chiusano, produced by Amanda Fiscina, edited by Rita Ciolli and Eli Reyes.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Mfaynay ,

Politically Engaged LI

Finally a podcast geared exactly towards the politically curious Long Islanders out there! Such a convenient and smart resource for getting all the info I need on our upcoming elections and candidates. Thank you for shining a light on our “small” island. Kudos to Mark and Newsday!

Big Ton' ,

Helluva Pod

Very interesting discussion of Long Island and national politics. Great narration -- strong voice, very thoughtful.

Look forward to the rest of the program.

JRBoh ,

Ground-reporting the 2018 midterms

The Bellwether tells stories from two suburban Republican-held congressional seats, how the Democrats are angling to win, and how the Republicans are bracing to hang on. It's the 2018 midterm elections from the local perspective, and in a region ripe for turnover, it's a must-follow for the month ahead.

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