RFK Jr. Campaign On Ballot Access, Debates, and the “Spoiler” Label

With presidential debates set to take place in June and September, months earlier than the normal October debates, third-party candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is hustling to get on ballots across the nation in order to qualify for the stage. CNN has said that they would host Kennedy Jr. for their June 27 debate if he hit benchmarks in polling, but his campaign has been critical of the difficulty of getting on some states’ ballots. Communication Director for the Robert F. Kennedy Jr. campaign, Del Bigtree, joins the Rundown to discuss the roadblocks they’ve encountered in gaining ballot access, how RFK Jr.’s presence on the debate stage could impact the election, and the larger goals of his campaign.

Several schools nationwide have implemented cell phone bans, restricting students’ access to their devices throughout the day. The goal is to prevent screen time from interrupting class time by locking the technology in a specialized magnetic pouch. Districts in 41 states have implemented the program, including Illing Middle School in Manchester, Connecticut. Idelisa Torres, Illing’s principal, joins the podcast to discuss the school’s decision and how it has benefited their students.

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