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Ellison Report: Perceptions & Strategy; What’s the policy focus?; #LatinoVoters; #LocalFocus

Charles Ellison

The Ellison Report is a weekly journal of politics, policy, and the people.


PART I: Fred Davis, longtime GOP strategist & CEO of Strategic Perception, Inc., offers thoughts on what drove the electorate in 2016 and how the political consultant business could actually go back to old school methods in future cycles.

PART II: Maya Rockeymoore of Global Policy Solutions expresses grave concern for what’s next on the policy landscape now that Republicans control it all. What will or can a Trump administration deliver on in governance that its candidate promised on the campaign trail?

PART III: Matt Barretto, Latino Decisions, explains why the exit polls are way off about Latino voters in 2016 – and why popular portraits of the Latino Electorate miss a much more complex picture.

PART IV: Mayor Tony Yarber of Jackson, MS talks about being a Black mayor of a major capitol city in the very Deep South. What the new political landscape means for cities like Jackson, how it affects political relationships in a state like Mississippi and what are the priorities moving forward.