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Wayne County political party chairs on the priorities of rural voters

Two men wearing headphones sit at a table in a radio talk studio: The man at left has a grey ponytail and is wearing a long-sleeved maroon shirt; the man at right has short dark hair and is wearing a blue polka dot button-down, long-sleeved shirt.
Megan Mack
Scott Comegys on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Monday, March 25, 2024

Earlier this year, a pair of researchers at Colby College published a report about the perspectives of rural voters. The results of their national survey show that since 1980 when Ronald Reagan won the presidency, rural voters find that Republican candidates and messaging resonate more with them than do Democratic candidates and messaging. But the results also indicate that if Democrats show they care about rural voters and pledge to invest in those communities, Democratic candidates could make more headway in the countryside.

This hour, we talk with the chairs of the Wayne County Republican and Democratic Committees to discuss priorities in their community, how to engage voters, and they political realities they are seeing.

Our guests:

*Note: Comegys is also a candidate for New York State Senate, District 54. We will offer his opponent equal time on the program.

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.