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PODCAST: A conversation with Jodi Habush Sinykin, Democratic candidate in the 8th Senate District
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PODCAST: A conversation with Jodi Habush Sinykin, Democratic candidate in the 8th Senate District
Habush Sinykin is running to flip the seat and block a State Senate supermajority in this key suburban district.

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We are just days away from the Spring Election in Wisconsin. And while the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court will be on the ballot statewide, there are a whole lot of other races happening in communities all over the state.

One of those is the special election in the 8th Senate District. This district includes parts of Ozaukee, Waukesha, Washington and Milwaukee counties. 

This is a very important race because it will determine whether or not Republicans will gain a two-thirds supermajority in the State Senate. Longtime Republican state senator Alberta Darling retired late last year, creating an open seat. And while this district has been in GOP control for a long time, this is a part of the region here in southeastern Wisconsin that has seen its political leanings shift significantly in recent years. 

The Democratic candidate running to flip this district is Jodi Habush Sinykin, and she joined the podcast to talk about her background, why she’s running for State Senate, the top issues in the race, and more.


Dan Shafer is a journalist from Milwaukee who writes and publishes The Recombobulation Area. He previously worked at Seattle Magazine, Seattle Business Magazine, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine, and BizTimes Milwaukee. He’s also written for The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Heartland Signal, Belt Magazine, WisPolitics, and Milwaukee Record. He’s won 17 Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards. He’s on Twitter at @DanRShafer.

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